Erotic Ghost Story
The focus of this very entertaining film is most
definitely more on the erotic than on the ghost aspects of the title.
And erotic it is - as it is full of lush photography and even lusher women
that give off quite an electric charge in all states of dress or undress.
The film has quite a bit of nudity and sexual situations – so don’t rent
it for the little kiddies.
Three sisters who are in fact fox spirits have
taken on human form – and what human form indeed – though the only resemblance
between them would not be their large eyes! The camera spends much of the
time panning down below their necks in this film. The sisters (of whom
I only know Amy Yip) have to maintain a strict moral lifestyle for 36 days
or they will revert to their animal essence and lose their human soul.
It doesn’t seem a lot to do – but those foxy instincts make it very difficult,
as does the handsome young scholar who lives down the road.
One by one the sisters wander into his house and
leave later with a large smile planted on their face. They soon learn that
each one has been toiling away in the same garden – but being sisters they
don’t mind. They invite the scholar to come live with them and share him
equally. This leads to pool parties, frolicking about and fruit orgies.
Some guys have all the luck.
Even when the scholar is not around the sisters
find things to do as there seems to be no taboos in the fox society regarding
It eventually occurs to them though that this
might not exactly fall into the definition of a strict moral lifestyle
and sure enough they begin to grow hair on their chests. Ow – the Yipster
with chest hair is not a pleasant sight!
They visit the scholar to make things right only
to discover that he is not exactly what he appears. The three heads tip
them off – though I always thought that most women would love a man with
three heads. One to watch football, one to make love and one to listen
to their complaints! Just kidding. The sisters now realize that they will
have to fight to the death to keep their human soul.
This is a fun little film – that is more erotically
charged and explicit than I was expecting (that’s not a complaint!) – with
some cheesy special effects. The Yipster is in fine form – and though she
continues her little trick of never quite revealing it all – she is still
quite a special effect in her own right. There are a few sequels to this
film with different actresses I believe.
Tai Seng has just released this in the US in letterbox
format and the quality of the picture is excellent. Unfortunately they
are pricing it at $60 for the tape so ask your video store to get it.
My rating for this film: 8.0