Dec 19

Forbidden Tales Of Two Cities (1975) aka Gang ao chuan qi

ForbiddenTalesofTwoCities+1975-1-bLi Han-hsiang, one of the most experienced and respected filmmakers in Hong Kong, wrote and directed this charming and fascinating comedy of amorous complications and modern morals in the very middle of his forty year career. The two cities are Macau, where a love quartet is the source for sexy merriment, and Hong Kong, where a gambler tells a charming woman why there are four shackles hanging from his apartment ceiling!

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Dec 11

Legend of Wind (2000) a.K.a Hak Yuk Sing Lui

legend-of-wind-2000_coverA CAT III film about a legendary Shaolin passer of gas? Not quite. But there is a foul breeze coming from this cheap budget action-banger. Sporting popular dirty old men Charlie Cho Cha-lee and William Ho Ka-kui is a nice touch and makes the film worth a cursory once over. Having these lechers in the fold points to having some second hand starlets shed their clothes.

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Dec 07

Lust, Caution (2007) Uncut a.K.a Se, jie

lust-caution-2007_coverFrustrated in his attempts to assassinate Yee, who is an important official in Japanese-ruled Shanghai, Old Wu, who has lost his wife and two sons as well as two women who had attempted to seduce Yee, now recruits Kuang, Mai Tai Tai, and their troupe of drama students from Hong Kong University in yet another attempt to do away with Yee. Mai Tai Tai is chosen to befriend Yee, which she does by posing as the wife of Mak, befriending Yee’s wife and her female friends, and then eventually befriending Yee himself. Even though both get together, they do end up going separate ways, only to meet again four years later. This time Mai is all set to entrap Yee at Chandni Chowk Jewellers which is owned by an East Indian man named Khalid Saiduddin. The question does remain: Will she and her troupe succeed?

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Nov 06

Offence Storm (1993) a.K.a 女童黨性風暴

offence_stom_1993_coverThree prominent ladies of the 1993 Cat III boom are featured: Chung Bik-Wing, Nam Yan, Cindy Yip Sin-Yi. Amy Wong Oi-Mei is on hand as well. This is a low-budget Cat III erotic action dramedy that feels quite a bit like a pinky violence flick. This girl gang of three are quite charming to spend some time with and their various exploits are engaging. Nam Yan is particuarlly effective as the mute girl with the non-pc handle of ‘Dummy’. Not a lot of nudity but what there is pushes the boundaries of the Cat III rating.

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Nov 06

Her Judgement Day (1993) a.K.a Ti dao qing ren

her_judgement_-day_1993_coverTough, oversexed Ching Tse and her pubescent cousin possess acassette of triad boss’ names — and a rival gang wants to get their hands on it. All would be hopeless if not for studly Sam, whose appearance is hardly accidental. The movie’s climax is its sole justification: Sam switches sides and fights the enemy in a huge garage aided by a gang of good guys on scooters, while Ching (dressed in a tight black vinyl mini-skirt) rescues her cousin.

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