Hong Kong film junk and other nonsense from a N.Y. gwailo
Saturday, December 10, 2011
CASH ON DELIVERY- 與鴨共舞 (1992)
Cash On Delivery (1992)
Simon Yam Tat-wah made a mint portraying a HK 'duck' (gigolo) in a bunch of movies from the hey day. And who better to portray a gigolo then Yam? I'd do him! New wave director Terry Tong Gei-ming slid down (or up? Depending on how you see things) the slide from strong early 80's crime pics like COOLIEKILLER, THE PIER, and YELLOW PERIL, into the industries standards for action with SEVENWARRIORS, eventually ending up in smut town with the first GIGOLO AND WHORE film and this definitive 90's piece of trash, CASH ON DELIVERY.
The film pairs the suave Yam with the damn fine Veronica Yip Yuk-hing to sex things up and adds a little Sandra Ng Kwun-yu for guffaws. It's a mish mash affair that combines the steamy, the silly, and the serious as only a HK film can do. The patented HK cinema way- let's throw a ton of shit up on the screen and see what sticks- of filmmaking is lovingly employed and we are all better off for it. Good on you Mr. Tong. Tong would continue his 'slide' upward in the CAT III genre and go on to co-direct the fun sex doc. ALL OVER THE WORLD and then the shot on vid Kara Hui Ying-hung stinker HEART OF DANGER aka FATAL LOVE, before calling it a day.
Hong Kong Cinema is like sex and pizza. Even when it's bad, it's still pretty good.
I have had a love affair with Hong Kong Cinema for over 17 years now. I have accumulated over 3,000 HK films and many other HK film related items throughout those 17 years. With this blog, I am hoping to share my collection with other HK cinema fans. With my writing, I am trying to keep things light,fun,and tongue in cheek in hopes that my love affair with HK cinema continues and remains as fresh as the days I first fell in love with it. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!