Nov 04

Invitation Only (2009) a.K.a Jue ming pai dui

invitation-only-2009-coverWhen Wade Chen, who is the driver of President Yang of the Weida Group, accidentally sees his boss shagging a top-model in the backseat of his car, Yang surprisingly invites him to go to a high-society party. Wade thanks and tells that he has neither money nor clothes to go to the event, but Yang tells the he would sponsor everything to Wade that could tell that is his cousin. In the invitation, the guest is requested to fulfill with the offbeat dream. In the party promoted by Mr. Warren in a warehouse, Wade gets closer to Miss Liang and two other rookies. Each one of them sees the dream coming true but sooner the quartet discovers that they are the lead attraction of the party that is promoted to torture losers in a deadly fight of classes.

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Oct 07

Hello! Who Is It? (1994) a.K.a Wei, wen bian wei?

hello-who-is-it-1994_coverAn attractive girl has become a hooker in order to save themoney for her son’s liver operation in Australia; she spends all of her free time feeding her palsied mom; then, she gets raped and accidentally killed by some randy telephone workers. Officer Ma Fai (Lam Ching Wan) investigates, and discovers that the girl’s ghost, dressed in red chiffon, is killing off her murderers with electrical cables. Ma Fai sets things straight, and even gets the girl (that is, a live one).

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Oct 01

Resort Massacre (2000) a.K.a 殺人渡假屋

resort-massacre-2000-coverMentally disabled Joey is now over thirty and running the Sunshine Resorts inn with his elderly mother, Mrs Lim. He had his eyesight damaged as a child staring at an eclipse in Cheung Chau; but he likes to listen, recording his violent Uncle Hoi having sex. Women have been going missing after renting room thirteen at the inn, presumed suicides. But Joey knows better. Mayse, a journalist out of place at a trashy magazine, is ordered to investigate but sends Julie in her place. When Julie cant be reached for two days, Mayse heads to Cheung Chau herself to solve the mystery.
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Sep 20

Sexy Girls of Denmark (1973) a.K.a Dan Ma jiao wa (丹麥嬌娃)

sexy-girls-of-denmark-1973_coverA businessman’s son, Kwok Chuen(Chung Wa/Tsung Hua), heads to Denmark to take care of a deal for a movie studio. In Denmark, he meets and falls “in lust” with actress Ann Charolette(Birte Tove). Later on, Kwok Chuen finds out that Ann Charolette is a soft-core porn actress and she has no plans of leaving the industry or having a relationship with Kwok Chuen. Kwok Chuen later meets Ms. Fang(Li Ching, not to be confused with actress Ching Li, Ching Miao’s daughter), a Chinese woman living in Denmark. Will he succeed in seducing her, winning her love and her hand in marriage?
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Sep 05

The Sugar Daddies (1973) a.K.a Tao se jing ji

The_Sugar_Ladies_1973_COVERThe sugar daddies, where to begin? This film is just funny, really funny, a sort of morality tale on several levels, full of slapstick, the strange and just plain old bizarre. The story is very predictable and formulaic but it is very enjoyable. Old men get ripped off by young man and sexy girls, old men finally wake up and exact revenge.I think the English have a term for this type of movie, a “romp”, and certainly it could have been a “Carry On Sugar Daddies” sort of movie. I found it an enjoyable 90 minutes or so, with maybe a few too many shots of old men in even older underwear, hahaha. Not the greatest movie of its era, but then again I don’t think it is meant to be taken too seriously, just enjoy it for what it is…..silly fun.
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Aug 30

Scarred Memory (1996) a.K.a Bao jie Qing qing

Scarred_Memory_1996_COVERStricken professionally as well as emotionally after a traumatic attack, Dr. Ivy Yip inadvertently neglects a patient, who subsequently winds up with brain damage. Ivy flees to Macau in shame, where, by coincidence, she crosses paths with that very patient and attempts to make amends. A budding friendship soon escalates into romance, but difficulties arise as neither is equipped to confront the painful memories that eventually resurface.
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