Jan 02

Sinful Confession (1974) aka Sheng si quan ma

Arguably the funniest of the four famous Hui brothers, Michael has a tour-de-force vehicle in this naughty little comedy playing four different characters, each one in a compromising situation. And the laughs do come big and hearty as Hui bounces his cheeky humour off a terrific large supporting cast including the sophisticated Hu-chin and the lovely Pai Hsiao-man. Keeping the Benny Hill-style hi-jinks afloat is stalwart Shaw director Li han-hsiang who manages to switch flawlessly between these cheeky flings and his period epics.

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Dec 18

Passing Flickers (1982) aka San shi nian xi shuo cong tou

A true connoiseur’s treasure, this is Li Han-Hsiang’s version of Truffaut’s “Day For Night” and Fellini’s “8 1/2”–being the veteran Hong Kong director’s homage to his thirty years in the business. Based on the reminiscences in Li’s popular newspaper column, these amusing, fictitionalized (but truthful) episodes encompass an insider’s look at Hong Kong movies in all their guts and glory. This unique effort by one of the industry’s workhorses is a must-see for any Hong Kong cinema watcher.

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Dec 11

Women of Desire (1974) aka Nu ren mian mian guan

Film with four separate stories throughout the entire film, the contents of modern love and lust relationship intrigues mainly Cantonese films of social realism with a character, and the film is a masterpiece in which the lens trafficking in women over the carcass, the story and do not forget to join moral criticism, and even talk to women being oppressed. Lui Kei more refined shape for an independent self-image of women

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Sep 17

The Vengeful Beauty (1978) aka Xue fu rong

While Ho Meng-hua didn’t direct the like-titled sequel to his internationally popular Flying Guillotine, he did helm this exceptional follow-up, which stars the gorgeous Chen Ping as the fearless title character, who takes on an entire flying guillotine gang, despite the fact that she’s pregnant!

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Sep 12

The Amorous Lotus Pan (1994) aka Shao nu Pan Jin Lian

Pan Jinlian (Huang Mei-tsing) is told by wine-stall owner Madam Wang that her brother-in-law, Wu Song, has been released from prison and advised Pan to leave town as she murdered his elder brother, the biscuit seller Da Lang. Pan then recalls her beginnings, especially her introduction to sex.

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Jun 09

Black Magic 2 (1976) aka Gou hun jiang tou

Doctors dealing with patients noticed something weird going on, such as zombies with spikes in their heads and when removed, they melt down, patients vomiting up worms, spontaneous combustions, exploding bodies, demon fetuses and the disappearance of women. A male-witch is responsible for all these calamities going on, but no other doctors believe this, until someone must go out there and stop him and prove that he caused all the gory, bizarre crisises.

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