Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
It was the North American Premiere of Clement Cheng Si-kit and Derek Kwok-chi Kin's GALLANTS. The scuttlebutt on this film was immense and it was the ONLY HK film that I was actually counting the days to see. At the screening, as you can see by the pics, were two of the films stars, Bruce Leung Siu-leung and Ou-Yang Ching aka MC Jin. Hooray!
NYAFF Master of Ceremonies, Grady Hendrix, in his usual form, a man possessed, welcomed Bruce and Jin to the stage and both received a much deserved standing O and bs'ed with the audience before the screening; Bruce through and interpreter and Jin, being an ABC, in English, with a few Yo! MTV Raps mannerisms thrown in. He was a 'rapper' ya know? It was simply awesome to see Bruce, who stated that this was his first time in the U.S., be so amused with the amount of fans he had in the audience. Ever grinning ear to ear and thrilled to be there. He and Jin joined the audience in watching the film as well.
I enjoyed GALLANTS. Maybe not as much as the majority of HK cinema folk, but enough. A few other pics from 2010 were a tad more enjoyable; I'm looking at you DREAM HOME and IP MAN 2. But GALLANTS is definitely among these two as a winner for HK film in 2010. I'm not going to attempt a review because other people have done it and done it way better than I could ever do. For examples, hit up the Achillesgirl on HKCinemagic HERE and also the Achillesgirl in Action Land's blog for a different view of the film...right........HERE. GALLANTS received another standing ovation at it's conclusion. A swelling feeling of joy that HK cinema still had life.
I have since watched GALLANTS a second time on DVD. This time around I was showing Wei the film on one of our 'Double Feature Friday' date nights (I think I showed her Sex & Zen after. Great date night!), and she really enjoyed it. For me, it was better the second time around, and I even became choked up as Teddy Robin Kwan exits the film. Wei did as well.
MC Jin and I. How ALL of my pics should come out.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
CAGED BEAUTIES (1992)
MY BETTER HALF (1993)
TEMPTATION SUMMARY (1990)
TEMPTATION SUMMARY (1990)
COME ON GIRLS (1993)
TEMPTATION SUMMARY (1990)
Monday, November 22, 2010
Marco?! Marco?! Fish out of water?!
OK. Let me see what I'm working with here...
I'm your Birthday Cake.
I also reviewed another Eliza Yue Chi-wai film, ANGER GIRL, earlier this year. ANGER GIRL was a decent girls-with-guns drama, including a touch of Eliza nudity for the pervs. Go HERE to read that review and see my ANGER GIRL poster and VHS. I have around 17 or so other Lam Yee-hung smutters that I hope to throw out here in the future. Stay tuned.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Pauline, a contemptuous young tramp, is ordered by the court to live with her aunt and uncle for a spell so she can cool her heels (which seem to hang out around her ears a lot) while her father sorts out her affairs before they can return to the states. She's a wild trollop and has trouble shaking her whorish ways once in her extended family's care. Her aunt is a put upon woman charged with taking care of her husband, a wheel chair bound man whose only real issue in the film is the one with his gimpy third leg. Add a sexually curious young neighbor into the mix with the hots for 'ol auntie and what you have is a rather erotic CAT III flicker. And none to bad.
There is a butt load of nookie going on in this flick, and sometimes the nookie is even in the butt! If you're a Hong Kong skinema fan, than pull up a chair and uncap that Vaseline jar. This ones for you. The heat gets turned up, things get sultry, and sweat isn't the only stain left behind.
An interesting situation springs up in this dirty soap opera when Pauline tries to enact some revenge on her auntie for stealing her young man crush. Armed with the Hong Kong cinema sex potion known only in HK movie subs as 'philtre,' Pauline spikes the couples soup. And then, well, it becomes a wild scene, man. All three of them strip down bare ass an go at it! Auntie, uncle, and niece get it on. Pauline goes down on her uncle, Pauline goes down on her aunt (and her backside too!), auntie goes down on Pauline! Pauline and auntie bump their bits! All of this sweaty action culminating in a torrid three-way on uncles wheelchair, Pauline pausing now and again to sneak a quick blackmail snapshot. It's a freaky family affair. And I really enjoyed my time with them.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
So, briefly, as the story goes, a traveling circus troupe come across an underground bunker in Malaysia where the Japanese Army used to run malicious experiments on their captives. The troupe releases a toxin that turns them into mutants. Well, all but our comely hero, Aaron Kwok Fu-sing. Instead of turning Mr. Kwok into a hideous freak, the chemicals turn him into a Super Human! And then it's on like Donkey Kong! It's the handsome Super Human vs. The Mutants, with more than a few nods to X-Men and a little Shu Qi thrown in (My lovely madame, Shu Qi, the only reason I threw this crapper on). It's a special effects laden shit storm of bombast. And as negative as I am in recounting this film, as I mentioned above, I still find a touch of merit in what I believe it is trying to do, updating a story and type of film that would have worked and been commercially lauded 20 years earlier. It fails miserably, but the ridiculous plot of CITY UNDER SIEGE is the kind of story I fell in love with when turning to HK cinema. It's ridiculous! A circus troupe turning into mutants with super strength who Kung Fu fight each other?! Circa late 80's/early 90's, CITY UNDER SIEGE sounds like a Wong Jing spectacle? No? Something akin to MAGIC CRYSTAL or one of the Wisely adventures, maybe? OK. I'm done here with this post. It's boring me. No T&A. I forayed into the mainstream this past week and gave some recent films their due, enjoying most of what I saw. I hope to post my posters and brief blurbs about those films by years end. But for now, it's back to the boobies. Hooray!