An absolute classic from the (once) wild and unhinged
Category III genre of Hong Kong Cinema, but after 1997 and the take-over
director's and producers of Hong Kong has to adapt to mainland China's
censor rules. The category still exist when writing this in 2021
but the more delightfully unhinged films from the Cat. III is probably
Hyper kinetic trashy action with sleaze and some comedy, and i well
remember that this type of HK film became something of a sensation
in the West, and in some cases (as with Naked Killer) were also released
here. Yes, the films and the martial art of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan
and Jet Li were known too, and also the action films of John Woo -
but not the unhinged fun films of the Cat. III.
The Cat. III is really Not a genre of it's own, but
just a censor category where all types of films are deemed to fit
in - if they have a lot of
explicit sex and violence or other shocking material. But most film
lovers know what one means with a cat. III movie, that is films like
Naked Killer or like Dr. Lamb, Untold Story, Ebola Syndrome, Run and
Kill, Passion Unbounded etc.
Above: The old Hong Kong edition in letterbox ratio
and with Cantonese audio 5.1
Ti Nam (Simon Yam) is a police inspector investigating
a series of brutal murders and he believes that a woman has committed
due to the violence against the victims (with a dick ripped off).
Kitty (Chingmy Yau) is acting very aggressively against men that treats
women bad. A hairdresser who's bullying his pregnant girlfriend
and when she's in conflict with a gangster boss (ken Lo) and his goons
she's saved by an older woman, Sister Cindy (Wei Yao).
Cindy is a professional killer and she makes Kitty to join her gang
of killers. But, an ex-student of Cindy -
Princess (Carrie Ng)
psychopath (yes, this wouldn't be allowed today) has been payed to
kill off Sister Cindy.
Carrie Ng Ka Lai
The sadistic Princess talks with a deranged purr and she steals every
scene she's in. A true Psychotronic performance and what a charisma
this fine actress had. She acted in serious drama too but somehow
she ended up in alot of Cat. III movies. Maybe she liked to let her
sides be played out on film. She's something of the female equivalent
to Simon Yam, both are good actors and good looking, smooth and
both have acted in a lot of Cat. III movies attacking their parts
with Gusto (OK, so maybe Yam have had a bit more distinguished career
Carrie, but still). Carrie - You were
a dark and dangerous screen goddess.