The East Meets The West



In my enjoyment of Podcasts, I have yet to find any info on two of my favorite subjects: Spaghetti Westerns and the Shaw Brothers films.  Sure, there is ample information on the web about both, and podcasts dedicated to Asian Cinema, which I love.  Some podcasts have touched on both subjects, but none exclusively to either.  Both are beloved, but niche genres, so I decided to combine them into one podcast.

While America has had some great Westerns in its film and TV history, Spaghetti Westerns are western-themed films produced mainly in Italy, and are often co-produced with production companies from around the world. Here we will focused on movies produced from 1964 to 1968. We will explore the origins of these films, the players involved both in front and behind the camera, and the various themes explored in this genre.

Asian Cinema is vast, and to cover everything would be daunting.  We are going to focus on the Shaw Brothers, a production company started in the 1920s which is most famous for its Martial Arts films, and particularly bringing the Martial Arts craze to America in the 1970s.  Primarily, we will examine the Martial Arts films of Shaw, but will also cover some of their other genres including horror and drama.

Join us on this journey as we explore both types of films and together we will learn incredible things about such cult cinema extravaganzas!

The East Meets the West Ep. 17 – Legend of the Fox (1980) & The Big Gundown (1966)

[audio src="" /] We’re back!! Sorry for the delay! Patsy and I discuss Legend of the Fox from 1980 and ...

The East Meets the West Ep. 16 – The Rebel Intruders (1980) & Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die! (1968)

[audio src="" /] Patsy and I return to our regular format as we delve back into the Venom films and ...

The East Meets the West Ep. 15 – Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974) & Requiem for a Gringo (1968)

[audio src="" /] Last episode was part 2 of our Primer on Shaw Brothers films and Spaghetti Westerns. Today, we ...

The East Meets the West Ep. 14 – Primer Episode Part 2

[audio src="" /] Welcome to the latest episode of the now Award Winning Show, The East Meets the West! We ...

The East Meets the West is now an Award Winning Podcast!!!

A zillion thank yous go out to Amalga-Mania and all those involved for the amazing honor of Best Long Form ...

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