Poster for the Daniel Lee Yan-gong directed martial actioner, 14 BLADES, headlining Donnie Yen Ji-dan. I am not a fan of Daniel Lee Yan-gong who has also graced up with the empty WHAT PRICE SURVIVAL, BLACK MASK, A FIGHTER'S BLUES, DRAGON SQUAD, and the almost good THREE KINGDOMS: RESURRECTION OF THE DRAGON. His films are too sleek looking for me and appear to be rooted in the new, pretty looking HK cinema sensibilities. 14 BLADES isn't a total loss though. There are some nice fight sequences. A memorable fist to fist sequence even pits Yen against HK legend 'Big Brother' Chen Kuan-tai. Kate Tsui Tsz-shan appears as a baddie who sports braided hair that more resembles the Rastafarian look honed to perfection by the PREDATOR in the movie....well....PREDATOR. Ridiculous. Vickie Zhao-wei is in this mess and seems to be the go to chippie for HK/Mainland co-produced crap period actioners.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Charlie Cho Cha-lee in INTERNET MIRAGE (1999)
Saturday, August 21, 2010
The two screen shots above and the two immediately below are from the flicker, LEDGEN EROTIC MOVIE STAR aka THE LEGEND OF AN EROTIC MOVIE STAR, starring Liu Chi-tak, Nam Yan, Stuart Ong, and a Cat III 'ledgen' in his own right, the fantastic Lee Chung-ling. The film concerns a poor girl, Liu Chi-tak, from the mainland who leaves her home and husband for the bright lights of Hong Kong in hopes of making it big as an actress and eventually securing immigration papers for her husband so they can live happily ever after in HK. And of course, things don't go as planned. Upon arrival, she is forced into prostitution and then into 'blue movies.' The film easily mixes comedy, ye ol' in-out, and a touch of hanky panky rough housing. Liu is put through the wringer and her country bumpkin naivete is fully taken advantage of in rather explicitly rude ways. In one scene, a male actor, played by the seedy Stuart Ong, enlists a bunch of film crew pervs to run a train on Liu. All the while, Ms. Liu, who is blindfolded (which of course needs to be to make the scene work), thinks the soft core action is being performed solely by Mr. Ong. That shit is sometimes tough to watch, even for a jaded Cat III perv...ummm, enthusiast, like me . At first the misogyny is maddening, but as the film progresses, makes Liu's plight more endearing. Ok. I'm not going to read too much into this lovely filth. It is a fun and sometimes funny film that has a bucket load of naughty bits and fur for the fans. I like boobies.
Again, big ups to Kenneth. Please visit Kenneths review site, So Good Reviews. Also, check out Kenneth and his Asian cinema cohorts on the very cool podcast, Podcast On Fire. Kenneths knowledge of HK films, as an adoring fan, is unrivaled.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Check out the poster for NIGHT GIRLS.
Note: Big thank you to Glenn over @ the 'A Pessimist is Never Disappointed' blog for showing this computer illiterate blogger how to link other content to the blog properly. I am now cool like eveyone else! And i'm about to do it again.....so, check out Glenn's blog right.......HERE!
Above and below are pics I took while shopping. The store above is my home away from home, New York Music & Gifts. It's located on the corner of Canal St. and Bowery and is where I buy almost ALL of my movies from. The proprietors are kind people (to Wei and I, anyway) and are always friendly when we show up. And not because they know a fool and his money will soon part. They actually remember us. Or maybe they just remember my Michael Berrymanesque face? We have become friendly over the past few years and they even set aside posters especially for me. Or so they tell me! I also picked up the posters for the films IP MAN 2, BLACK RANSOM, 14 BLADES, and FIRE OF CONSCIENCE. Below are pics of some posters they have outside of the establishment. Also a few other posters from another Asian movie shop that I frequent, P-Tune & Video Corp., on Chrystie St.
IP MAN 2
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
DISTINCTIVE, GIRL GANG, EMOTIONAL GIRL-DOUBT OF DISTRESS
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Just a quick action clip from the CAT III nudie/actioner ROCK ON FIRE aka GIRL ON FIRE, from 1994. Pretty sweet film on the T&A and gun/foot/fist play fronts. Kind of an obscure pic that was lost in the sea of early 90's boobs and butt productions. The film also includes a necrophilia scene (not shown in the above clip. Perverts.) as genre stalwart Stuart Ong sticks it to the recently deceased Suen Tong. I believe the scene may have been trimmed for the HK release? The version I viewed appeared to have the scene intact. Corpses are for loving.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I had to forgo the screening to STORM WARRIOR to be in on the Yamtacular interview, but I wasn't to broken up about. I have the DVD and probably won't get around to it anytime soon. Got to the theater a bit early, and as I was walking toward the entrance, Simon was walking out. Deer in the headlights. I stuck around outside, gawked and stalked a bit as Simon spoke on the phone, sipped coffee, and puffed a smoke. As wetness trickled down my moist thighs, I snapped the above shot of the back of his head. As Simon finished his call, coffee, and cig almost simultaneously, I approached my HK idol and introduced myself. He was extremely gracious and welcomed my handshake. I told him how much I enjoyed the previous nights screening of ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW (ok, so I fibbed a bit. So what of it?) and how my fiance cried her eyes out. He appeared grateful. We left it at that. With a big grin on my face, another handshake, and a wave. He went back inside and I headed to the bathroom to clean my jeans.
Cooler than the other side of the pillow
The gorgeous Joyce Godenzi
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Haven't put up a poster in a while so here ya go. The 1992 Ho Jo-fai directed Cat III period skin flick THE DEMON WET NURSE aka MADAME FUNG SHEN'S LOVER. Most likely inspired by the costumed bang-arounds of the day, namely SEX & ZEN and the like, the film plays mostly as a drama with little exploitation shenanigans, though there are some lovely body parts on display. The great video title appears to have been changed from the more tame MADAME FUNG SHEN'S LOVER to the pretty cool and edgy THE DEMON WET NURSE. Charlie Cho Cha-lee makes an appearance, and if memory serves me correctly, gets in on the naked action. I haven't seen this turkey in a few months and really didn't care to dig my VHS out to give it another go as a refresher. You should all know by now that i'm a lazy so and so. I posted my VHS of the film back in March.
Looking to get back in the swing of things in the coming weeks and return to my original format of posting my HK crap collection. There will be some quick and fun filler thrown in like HK subtitles and maybe a video or funny screen shot thrown in here and there. Just a quick blast of mirth while you are exploring your blog roll. Easily digestible stuff. I also have a bunch of HK/US locations to throw out there. Stay tuned.