Feb 04

Part-Time Lady (1994) aka Gim neui long

5647061120130817122131096Former policeman Pok Tin Leung, now a taxi driver, rescues two nightclub hostesses (Lily and Annie) from difficult customers. The next morning, the hostesses’ boss, Fanny Lin, is found dead. Annie’s boyfriend Shaun, a barman, runs away when police ask questions. Lee, a gangster Pok once arrested, was the boyfriend of the deceased. But he is seen the next day with another woman on his arm. Darwin, the investigating cop, asks Pok for help. Pok is his former boss. Darwin is secretly a friend of Lily. And the way Lily came to work for Fanny is an interesting story in itself.
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Dec 31

Ghoul Sex Squad (1991) Uncensored aka Gan shi yan tan

Ghoul Sex Squad (1991)This is a curious movie, juxtaposing the ‘hopping vampire’ genre with porn sex scenes. Fairly low budget yet convincingly looking like the period piece it purports to be, it is a semi-comedy that suddenly jumps to explicit penetration shots – the first one with a ‘necrophilia’ slant to it. Although not dubbed in English (it does have subtitles), it appears to have been filmed without sound and dubbed in whatever Chinese dialect later. Amidst the vampires and porn there is also a smidgin of kung fu and a little sorcery effects.
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Dec 27

A Ghost Romance (1993) aka 雲雨生死戀

GhostsLoveA young woman, Sin Yun, dates Wu Tian – a gangster. He drugs her and has intercourse, then turns her over to his gang. When she resists, they beat her to death and dump her body in Lake Tian. Her spirit returns to haunt Wu Tian. The ghost also contacts her sister and enters the body of another young woman who has been killed.
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Nov 26

Knight Errant (1973) aka Ying xiong ben se

knierrKung fu superstar Jimmy Wang Yu (“Master of the Flying Guillotine”, “The One Armed Boxer”) is a taxi driver in Taiwan searching for a way to pay for his sister’s eye operation, while trying not to get into too much trouble with the law. Little does he know, a Japanese death squad led by martial arts legend Yasuaki Kurata (“Fist of Legend”) has arrived in town intent on killing every member of his family by any means necessary. And if they fail, waiting in the wings is their grandmother, who may be more than even Jimmy can handle!!. Featuring two of the greatest icons of kung fu films facing each other for the first and last time, a great ’70s soundtrack, wall to wall fights, and a sixty year old grandma getting run over repeatedly by a car, this one has everything you could want!
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Nov 25

Slave of the Sword(1993)a.K.a Jian nu (劍奴)

MV5BMjAxMDMwMDEwMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzk3OTcxMQ@@._V1_SX640_SY720_During a period of upheaval, an itinerant performer has a troupe of four children, one of whom is his daughter Mu-Lin. Jump ahead 15 years, he’s ready to retire and has arranged Mu-Lin’s marriage. Someone he recognizes enters his house and murders him. Mu-Lin is brought to a fancy bordello where the most beautiful prostitute, Yeh Hong, takes a special interest in her. One of Yeh Hong’s lovers, Kim, who is an assassin, also develops a relationship with Mu-Lin. He and Yeh Hong may be working with the emperor’s eunuch; all are power hungry. Things seem more than coincidental: does Mu-Lin have a history with this trio? If so, what is it?
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Nov 07

The Assassin (2015) aka Nie yin niang

The film is set during the mighty Tang Dynasty-period in Chinese history. Nie Yinniang returns to family after several years in exile. The mission of her order is to eliminate the tyrany of the Governors who avoid the authority of the Emperor. Now she will have to choose between sacrificing the man she loves, or break definitively with the “order of the Assassins”.
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Oct 31

The Story of Lady Sue (1992) aka Su nu jing

Young master Ying Feng is kicked out of home by his father, a master of mystical magic cures, because the “leader of black religion” is out to kill his entire family. Honest and stout-hearted, Ying Feng punches three guys who want to screw pretty dancer Miss Fan. Fan gets sweet on Feng and he agrees to let her stay with him. Continue reading