Jul 28

Johnen: Love of Sada (2008)

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Based on a true incident that was a national sensation in 1936. Sada Abe was a prostitute turned waitress who got into a heated love affair with her married employer Kichizo Ishida. The couple would have marathon love making sessions that would last for days. Eventually Sada choked Kichizo to death – due to her account that she could not bear the though of him with other women – and then castrated his penis. She then placed the penis in her handbag before fleeing. Continue reading

Jul 28

[HongKong | Taiwan] The Thundering Mantis (1980) aka Dian tang lang

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Ah Chi (Ka-Yan Leung) is obsessed with the martial arts and, more often than not, his kung-fu clowning gets him into trouble. One day he gets into a fight defending the locals from a violent thug who turns out to be an enforcer for tong boss Hsia (Eddie Ko) of the notorious Jade Brotherhood. In retaliation, Hsia forces Chi’s martial arts master to expel him. Masterless and working for a fish vendor, Chi meets a crafty kid (Yat Lung Wong), whose uncle Chow Tung (Simon Yuen) is a master of the Insane Mantis style. Continue reading