It’s hard to tell what presenter/star Bruce Le really wanted to do with this film. Minor star vehicle ? War documentary ? Cheap exploitative nudie flick ? Important moral statement ? Propaganda ? Cashing in on a big story ? Comfort Women tried to cover all this and more. Continue reading
This film contains four distinct, separate stories. “Black Hair”: A poor samurai who divorces his true love to marry for money, but finds the marriage disastrous and returns to his old wife, only to discover something eerie about her. “The Woman in the Snow”: Stranded in a snowstorm, a woodcutter meets an icy spirit in the form of a woman spares his life on the condition that he never tell anyone about her.A decade later he forgets his promise. “Hoichi the Earless”: Hoichi is a blind musician, living in a monastery who sings so well that a ghostly imperial court commands him to perform the epic ballad of their death battle for them. But the ghosts are draining away his life, and the monks set out to protect him by writing a holy mantra over his body to make him invisible to the ghosts. But they’ve forgotten something. “In a Cup of Tea”: a writer tells the story of a man who keep seeing a mysterious face reflected in his cup of tea.
Misleading title. Only the opening scene is set on the ocean, and it does not include sex, let alone rape. However, a boatload of smugglers are slaughtered by machinegun fire by a bunch of baddies, led by the villain Yuen Wan Tai. A group of Vietnamese refugees living in HK vow revenge on Yuen, who caused each of them harm. Continue reading
“Jinx”: Madam Sun is a woman who always thirsts for sex. However, her husband Cheung Ching is impotent, yet clever enough in developing a drug that can heal his shortcoming;
“Prodigal”: Yin Ching is a martial arts master who knows how to achieve victory with each part of his body, except for his most private part, until a prostitute teaches him a most important good lesson;
“Black Whirlwind”: Li Kwai is thwarted by his own fame. Faked whirlwinds are everywhere looking to take advantage. A lustful girl is wise and fortunate enough to play dirty, with both impostors, as well as our genuine hero.
An intriguing adult murder mystery involving an old inkeeper, his young and voluptuous wife and a handsome, mysterious wanderer who happens upon the inn is one of three bizarre tales from Hong Kong. Continue reading
May is a man who, in order to reincarnate to an honorable situation, must remain a virgin for three lifetimes. But the evil (and titular) witch has other ideas. She tricks him, then screws him, then kills him. Now dead, May becomes the servant of the prince of hell, whose parents want to marry him off. But despite being offered the choice of 73 beauties, he rejects them all as being too old. The prince (who, like the other inhabitants of hell, is quite a nice guy) is mad about Chin … but she’s “on the corps side” – that is, in the land of the living. May is instructed to accompany the prince through the tricky task of getting to know and woo the living girl. But the witch is still around, and still after May…..
A corrupt local official, Xi Men Qing, who lusts after women and money, pursues his brother’s young wife, Lee Ping Er. Ping finds Men attractive, and under her drunken husband’s nose, she and Men work their way through the illustrations of a pillow book, the “Golden Lotus.” Men pursues the same feat with his fourth concubine, Pan Jing Lien, who lives in the compound next to Ping. Jing’s jealousy compounds a tale of humiliation, childbirth, death, and depravity. Does karma or enlightenment await anyone?
A restless husband attempts his first love affair with Nancy, a lively & vivacious girl. Hooked, he transforms his wife into another Nancy and the three live happily ever after or so it may seem…. Continue reading