Nov 03

Murder on the Wedding Night (1977) aka Dong fu yan wan

At the wedding feast of Shen Hsiu Chang (Chung Wa), a guest named Tu Fu Liang (Lau Luk Wa) suddenly announces that he had an affair with the bride, Yun Ching . The bridegroom is furious and turns on her. She disappears sadly. The next morning, her headless body is found in a lonely spot. A couple of days later, a hunter named Wu Hsiung finds a badly decomposed human head and returns it to the widower. He is rewarded with 1000 pieces of silver as the bereaved family thinks it is the head of the dead bride.

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Oct 16

The Warlord (1972) aka Da jun fa

No list of the screen’s comic geniuses would be complete without Michael Hui Kwun-man. He created a hilarious and lovable comic persona that was both uniquely Asian but also universally beloved. This, his first film, not only showcased his incomparable sense of humor but revolutionized Hong Kong comedy. Evoking Chaplin, he plays a warlord in early 20th Century China, but makes the role his own with both laughs and some of the sexiest ladies on the Shaw Brothers lot.

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Oct 14

Bewitched Area Of Thousand Years (1991) aka Qian Nian Mo Jie

Chow broke through a symbol of the ancestor of Wu in a snake hole accidentally when he went hunting for treasures 19 years ago. It then made the snake’s evil able to harm people. After 19 years old, it makes her daughter kill the people around her. Yuk’s boyfriend Siu Kit is then asked for help from the wizard. They cooperate altogether to defeat the evil in order to stop him to injuring more people…

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Sep 15

Intimate Confessions Of A Chinese Courtesan (1972) aka Ai nu

The Movie opens with a green-tinted prologue in which police inspector Ji De (Yueh Hua) investigates a murder apparently committed by a prostitute named Ainu (Lily Ho Li-li). Flashbacks reveal that Ainu was among a number of maidens kidnapped by brigands under the orders of regal, lesbian Madam Chun (Betty Pei Ti). Although the girl’s virginity is auctioned off in the usual manner to a group of rich deviants, Chun is attracted to her beauty and pluck and takes Ainu under her wing.
Soon deeply infatuated, she imparts all of her martial arts skills to the girl, who goes on to become the establishment’s number one attraction. When a second murder occurs, Ji deduces that Ainu is eliminating the men who raped her years earlier but his hands are tied, as he has no concrete evidence and the suspect enjoys greatprivilege with the upper echelons of society. So great is her protection that Ainu even secretly visits the policeman and openly admits to the crimes but nothing the lawman says to the next targets on her list will dissuade them fromcontinuing their dalliances.

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Aug 10

Hotel de Sade (2013) aka Jiu dian de Sade

Believing that he killed his daughter instead of saving her from kidnappers, Zhang Li is dismantled. He finds himself lured to China seeking solace in pain and blood at Paradise Hotel where every carnal and beastly desire is satiated. With a savage boss, the terrifying Burnt Man at the helm of the underground brothel, no perversion is turned away.

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