How to go about discussing this film? Though much
of it is your basic low budget action film, it has a few bizarre quirks
that only a HK film would throw in there. Lets just say that if naked transsexuals
are your thing this film might be something that you want to run down
if not well . . . it still has Michiko Nishiwaki in it! For a somewhat
perverse film it has a few well known actors in it - Michiko of course
but also Carrie Ng and Chin Sui-Ho (Tai Chi Master and Fist of Legend).
It also seems to have had Fuji Film as a sponsor as their logo is prominently
displayed throughout. Somehow though I doubt that they saw the script!
Michiko has some of her sexiest scenes ever
and she plays cruel and wicked to perfection. She really doesnt get
to perform much action well not the fighting kind anyway but she is
mesmerizing whenever she is on screen.
Chin Sui-Ho leads a police raid on some arms smuggler
and in the ensuing fight an excellent one through the streets of HK
kills off Sophia Crawford. Hello and goodbye Sophia a very quick gweilo
exit. He then goes home to his sweet wife Carrie Ng who informs him
that her aunt has not come. Your aunt?. My aunt! I didnt know you
had an aunt. Not that aunt. Ah, Chin eventually catches on that Carrie
is referring to her period aunt must be Cantonese slang for it?
To celebrate their future child and his killing
various people in the raid they decide to take a vacation to Thailand.
Uh oh if you have seen enough HK films you know that usually going to
Thailand on a vacation leads to very bad things often being possessed
by demons or sometimes just being killed. Before they even get a chance
to visit the Grand Palace things go very wrong. At the airport a gang is
chasing after a transsexual and she leaves her handbag in the happy couple's
luggage. The gang sees this follows them back to the hotel and then kidnap
Carrie to get the bag.
It turns out that they have accidentally gotten
in the middle of a fight between two different gangs. One is run by a sleazy
little guy with a seemingly endless supply of young men in black t-shirts
who are willing to get shot. The other gang is headed by our Michiko. Most
of her men well make that women are transsexuals real ones mind you
who often go around topless. There is more silicone here than at your
typical Hollywood party.
When we first come across Michiko at about
the 30-minute mark she is kneading a muscle bound chap and when he
later is a bit quick on the draw she starts smacking the hell out of
him. And I would hate to be her pool cleaner whenever she gets pissed
off at one of her employees she shoots him into the pool. You gotta love
Chin gets very upset and goes on a bit of a killing
rampage. There is a lot of action in this film and more guys mowed down
than you can keep track of. There is also a lot of disturbing up close
violence and unseemly sex and nudity. This may not exactly be everyones
cup of tea or arsenic.
My rating for this film: 5.0