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Best Films of 2022

Hello everyone, In the first episode of year, the Heroic Purgatory Hosts discuss their favorite films of the 2022. Let us know what your favorite films were.John's Best of 2022:Mad…

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S3E13 - In the Mood for Love (2000)

 Hello everyone, In the final episode of the season, John and Jason discuss Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love (2000), perhaps his most famous film. A seminal film…

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S3E12 - Oldboy (2003)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2010 Palme D'or winning film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past…

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S3E11 - Uncle Boonmee (2010)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2010 Palme D'or winning film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past…

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S3E10 - The Twilight Samurai (2002)

Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2002 Yoji Yamada (of Tara-san fame) film, The Twilight Samurai. Along with…

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S3E9 - The Assassin (2015)

Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the highly acclaimed 2015 film, The Assassin, directed by Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-Hsien.…

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S3E8 - Burning (2018)

Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2018 Lee Chang-dong film, Burning. They talk about the film's themes, style,…

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S3E7 - Departures (2008)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the 2008 Oscar winning film, Departures. They talk about the film's obvious popular…

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S3E6 - The Mission (1999)

Hey folks, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss Johnnie To's 1999 film, The Mission. They talk about the film's style, characters,…

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Special - NYAFF 2022

 Hello everyone, In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss their favorite movies from the 2022 New York Asian Film Festival.  Timestamps:1:48 - Media Consumption10:32 - News17:13…

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S3E5 - Taste of Cherry (1997)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason tackle their first Iranian film with Abbas Kiarostami's 1997 Palme D'or winner, Taste of…

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S3E4 - Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

Hello everyone,In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason travel to mainland China to discuss Zhang Yimou's seminal 1991 film, Raise the Red…

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S3E3 - Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000)

Hello everyone,In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss Ang Lee's 2000 Wuxia film, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Breaking all kinds of…

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S3E2 - Parasite (2019)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss Bong Joon-ho's award winning and record breaking 2019 film, Parasite. They discuss themes…

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S3E1 - Drive My Car (2021)

 Hello everyone, Welcome to the 3rd season of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast. This season's theme is "award winners." What are the biggest award winners in Asian cinema?…

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OAFF 2022 Special

 Hello everyone, In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss their favorite movies from the wonderful 2022 Osaka Asian Film Festival. Timestamps:2:53 - Media Consumption19:12 - News23:42…

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Best of 2021

 Hello everyone, As we move steadily through the new year, John and Jason take a look back at 2021 and talk about their favorite movies.Timestamps:2:23 - Media Consumption15:04 -…

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Christmas Special 2021: Tokyo Godfathers

 Hello everyone, In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason talk about Satoshi Kon's 2003 film, Tokyo Godfathers. It's a film about mistakes, rebirth, and the true…

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November Special - Cowboy Bebop

 Hey there folks, In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss the iconic 1998 anime series, Cowboy Bebop. The boys talk about the characters, their favorite…

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Halloween Special - The Thing

 Hello everyone, Season 2 might be over, but our coverage of great movies continues. In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason talk about John Carpenter's 1982…

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S2E10 - Made In Hong Kong (1997)

Hi everyone, Alas, the season finale is here. In this final episode of season 2 of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss the 1997 Hong Kong film by Fruit…

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S2E9 - Whispering Corridors/Memento Mori

 Hi everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss the first two entries in the South Korean Whispering Corridors horror franchise: Whispering Corridors (1998) and Memento…

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S2E8 - Ghost in the Shell

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, John, Jason, and guest host Dr. Brian Ruh discuss Mamoru Oshii's 1995 animated masterpiece, Ghost in the Shell. They spend a…

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Special - NYAFF 20211.

 Hello everyone, In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss the 2021 edition of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF). For the second year in…

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S2E7 - The Wedding Banquet (1993)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason return to the coverage of 90s Asian cinema by discussion Ang Lee's 1993 film, The Wedding Banquet. In…

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Special - Cinema as Struggle: A Retrospective on the Films of Kazuo Hara and Sachiko Kobayashi

 Hello everyone, In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason take a brake from 90s Asian cinema to discuss a retrospective on the cinema of documentarians Kazuo…

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S2E6 - The Quiet Family (1998)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason revisit South Korean director, Kim Jee-woon, this time discussing his 1998 feature film debut, The Quiet Family. They…

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S2E5 - Out of the Dark (1995)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss the 1995 Hong Kong comedy, Out of the Dark, directed by Jeffrey Lau and starring Stephen Chow…

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S2E3 - Hana-bi (1997)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss Takeshi Kitano's (Beat Takeshi) 1997 Golden Lion winner, Hana-bi (aka Fireworks). They talk about the film's uniquely…

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Oscars 2020 special: Nomadland

 Hello everyone, In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory, we are taking a break from our coverage Asian cinema in the 90s to discuss the 2020 Best Picture Oscar…

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S2E3 - Green Fish / No.3 (1997)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, we tackle a South Korean double feature: Green Fish and No.3, both from 1997. We talk about the similarities and differences…

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S2E2 - Happy Together (1997)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss Wong Kar Wai's 1997 film, Happy Together. They discuss the film's technical aspects, its place in the…

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S2E1 - The Eel (1997)

 Hello everyone, After a long delay, the second season of the Heroic Purgatory podcast is finally here. In this season we have decided to focus on Asian movies from…

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Christmas Special 2020

 Hello everyone, It looks like the holiday season is finally upon us. John and Jason close 2020 with their very own Heroic Purgatory Christmas Special, discussing their favorite Holiday-themed movies,…

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Episode 8 -- Devils on the Doorstep (2000)

Hello everyone, In the final episode of the first season of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss Wen Jiang's 2000 war drama/comedy, Devils on the…

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Episode 7 -- Memories of Murder (2003)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss Bong Joon-ho's 2003 crime-thriller, Memories of Murder. They delve into the film's themes…

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Episode 6 -- Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Hello everyone, In this episode of the Heroic Purgatory podcast, John and Jason talk about Ang Lee's film, Eat Drink Man Woman, the final part of his "Father Knows…

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Episode 5 -- Audition (1999)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason celebrate the spooky month of October by discussing Takashi Miike's seminal 1999 film, Audition. They talk about the…

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Episode 4 -- The Killer (1989)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason tackle John Woo's 1989 action flick, The Killer. They delve into the film's action, production values, religious themes,…

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Episode 3 -- A Bittersweet Life (2005)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss Kim Jee-woon's action/crime film, A Bittersweet Life (2005). They talk about the film's existential themes, its well-crafted…

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Episode 2 -- Battle Royale (2000)

 Hello everyone, In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss Kinji Fukasaku's final feature film, Battle Royale. Released in 2000, the film is as controversial now as…

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Episode 1 -- Police Story (1985)

Hello everyone, We hope you're all well and safe in these troubled times. In the first actual episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason talk about Jackie Chan's seminal action-comedy,…

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Introductions

Hello folks.I hope you’re all staying safe during these difficult times.Jason Maher (Genkinahito, VCinema) and John Atom (VCinema) are starting a new podcast on Asian Cinema, and it…

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