The 36th Chamber of GLORIO Episode 1: My Young Auntie

We’ve been in this anime game a long time and looking over this season’s new shows… I think it’s finally happened. I’m done. Anime is now cancelled, and we’re happy to announce a new direction for the GLORIO blog: we will be exclusively covering old Kung-fu movies. So join Iro, Gee, and myself as we embark on a new podcast venture.

For our first episode we’ll be covering another Shaw Brothers production, My Young Auntie.

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Opening music available at Free Rap Beats
Audio clips from “18 Bronzemen” and “The Lady Constables”

Show Notes

My Young Auntie (1981)

Directed and Written by Lau Kar Leung

Starring:
Kara Hui as Jing Dai Nan aka Auntie
Lau Kar Leung as Yu Jing Chuen aka Pops
Hsiao Hou as Ah Tao aka Charlie Yu

9:11 The Setup: Why does a man in his 50s have a 20 year old auntie? Third Uncle is a dick

Opening Credits: Pops knows all the boxing, including the fancy boxing

When Filial Piety Goes Wrong: Pops treats Auntie like a respected elder despite being significantly older – THAT’S IT, THAT’S THE JOKE

17:15 FIGHT #1: Auntie & Pops vs. Random Street Punks
Stage: Harbor Town

Establishing power levels

Back home: Ah Tao aka Charlie Yu has been corrupted by The West

24:20 FIGHT #2: Auntie vs. Charlie and The Boys
Stage: Front Yard

Trashing the family altars is probably a bad idea

And now the movie becomes an “opposites attract” romantic comedy

Trip to the City: What decade is this movie supposed to take place?

31:48 FIGHT #3: Auntie & Charlie vs. Street Gawkers
Stage: Big City Streets

Let Auntie Fight #freeauntie

Charlie’s elaborate plan to humiliate Auntie with the power of DANCE

And now the… insert song???

Side Tangent: Kung Fu movies’ comedic heritage

Godson’s plan to crash the party

41:19 FIGHT #4: Auntie, Charlie, & The Boys vs. The New Four Three Musketeers
Stage: Masquerade Ball

Kung Fu Fencing and the looming specter of western imperialism

Those detectives sure have a look, also the trap is sprung

Training Montage: UNCLE SQUAD ASSEMBLE

Ninja Auntie and Private Charlie sneak out

54:34 FIGHT #5: Ninja Auntie and Private Charlie vs. Henchmen feat. Godson & Modern Sunglasses Guy
Stage: Third Uncle’s House

BONUS ROUND: Auntie & Charlie vs. Good Sword Guy and Hard Qi Gong Guy

Auntie’s Sacrifice #freeauntie

SEND IN THE UNCLE SQUAD

1:01:54 FIGHT #6: Uncle Squad & Charlie vs. Henchmen
Stage: Courtyard

BONUS ROUND: Charlie & Pops vs. Good Sword Guy and Hard Qi Gong Guy

Quote of the movie: “So your Qi Gong doesn’t cover your ass?”

Pops could murder all of them at any time

1:08:57 FIGHT #7: Charlie & Pops vs. Godson & Third Uncle
Stage: Inner Courtyard

Pretty clear the youngsters are no match for the old guys

1:10:13 FINAL BATTLE: Pops vs. Third Uncle
Stage: Inner Courtyard

My Dad could beat up your dad with one hand tied to his waist

Auntie’s mission is complete

1:18:55 Final Overall Thoughts

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