This is a classic HK film for many good reasons.
Whether you hate it or love it, this is still a film that can’t be ignored.
It is deliriously trashy, high camp, outrageously seductive, in sublimely
bad taste – but it pulses with so much energy, style and pizzazz that it
is impossible to turn your head away. Wong Jing creates a wildly colored
canvass of garish colors, beautiful people, jazzed up fashions and gaudy
Lesbian killers, detached organs, demented rapists,
poisoned lipstick, impotency and kinky sex is mixed together by Wong to
create a glossy Technicolor wet dream. Chingmy Yau looks like a luscious
fresh piece of cheesecake in red hot pants and she just jumps off the screen
under your skin and into your palpitating heart. This film deservedly made
her a star. Carrie Ng at her lipsticked best is delightfully and deliciously
evil and perverse. Both of these are just completely sensual and over the
The movie centers on a group of professional female
killers that take particular pleasure in killing and emasculating abusive
men. They just don’t kill though, they do it with style and aplomb – its
an art form to these women – you just don’t kill, you have to look good
doing it. In their hands hats, scarves, barbells, high heel shoes are all
A triad boss (Ken Lo) kills Chingmy’s father and
the following day she just swishes into his office shooting everyone in
sight. Twenty or so dead bodies later, she is rushing away with another
twenty gun toting guys in close pursuit. It so happens that Sister Cindy
(Yiu Wai, Kelly) is in the building as well and she twirls and whips off
her dowdy dress to reveal a killer body underneath – literally – as she
turns into a killing machine with various articles of clothing. She is
a professional killer and takes Chingmy on as her student.
Training consists of killing rapists locked in
the basement, dressing well and allowing Sister Cindy to lovingly caress
her body. Simon Yam is put on the case – but he has problems of his own
– since accidentally killing his brother he can’t hold a gun without vomiting
and he has become impotent. Chingmy cures him of both! After passionate
love making, Chingmy turns to him and says, “We have conflicting jobs.
One of us must give theirs up”. Good thinking!
Sister Cindy had another student once – Carrie
Ng – but now Ng and her purring spoiled little female plaything, Baby (Svenwara
Madoka), have turned against her and are out to kill both Sister Cindy
and Chingmy. Ng and Baby are divinely insane – making love in a bloody
swimming pool after killing someone in it minutes before.
This film is all fabulous splashes of color and
style – images fly by in stunning fashion – women have never looked so
beautiful, so well attired and so deadly before. It is so kinetic and wild
and fun that it is still a landmark in HK film. It is Wong Jing’s finest
and though he has tried he has never been able to recapture the vitality
and sense of style that this film has.
My rating for this film: 9.0
There are two versions out there – make sure
you get the Mega Star/Media Asia version that has a picture of the menu
on the back of the DVD. The transfer on this film is gorgeous – Chingmy
and Carrie Ng practically sizzle on the screen. The colors are so vibrant
and in this film that is so essential to fully appreciate it.
This has some additional scenes as well I have
heard – though I only noticed one with Chingmy and Sister Cindy lying on
a chaise lounge with Sister Cindy slowly touching Chingmy’s body. It’s
a great scene.
Trailers for this film (that alone is fabulous
and has scenes not shown in the film – where are they? – they are great
looking ) plus Black Cat I & II, Moment of Romance and a compilation
of other films. This compilation of stunning images from various films
made me think what a glorious film someone could make of doing nothing
but editing together incredible scenes from different films to a great
Sub-titles in English, Traditional and Simplified
Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese and none.
Received the following e-mail from Philip
Morley with some more information on additions to the Naked Killer DVD.
Just thought I would drop a quick email to
highlight further additional scenes in the FULL version of Naked Killer.
I wish to point out that I draw my comparisons between the original UK
video version (same as original HK version, which was claimed as uncut
in the UK) and the FULL DVD version as mentioned on your site.
Yes, the main difference I noticed is the Chaise
Lounge scene, however, various other violent scenes have gained additional
footage. The opening murder for instance. The video version shows Carrie
Ng bashing the victim’s head with the dumb bells. The DVD version shows
the same but with an additional explosion of blood from the victim’s head.
The scene where the detectives are at the murder
scene has far more footage including the eating of the victim’s penis when
mistaken for a cold sausage.
In the scene where Chingmy goes to the bank
to kill her father’s killer, again additional footage in the ensuing violence
has emerged. The stabbing of Ken Lo's character to the groin is more graphic
showing spurts of blood. Also, missing from the video is when Chingmy is
held on the sofa and kicked several times to the groin area.
As I said the comparison is to the UK video.
This stated on the box as being the original UNCUT HK version, and included
the infamous bleeping on the (Cantonese) soundtrack. The DVD version I
believe, although not stated on the box is effectively a Directors cut.