3 Days of a Blind Girl
Reviewed by Jack Sobjack
3 Days of a Blind Girl (a.k.a. Retribution
Sight Unseen) was my first Veronica Yip film. And it turned out to be a
pretty good start. It has all the elements that would make any VY fan happy.
Lot’s of Veronica! No, I mean a lot of Veronica. She’s in every scene.
I don’t think there was more than a minute or two where she wasn’t onscreen.
Plot? Well if you’re a VY fanatic I’m sure you
could care less about it. But for those who need to know more…the title
and VCD cover (a bound & gagged Veronica) pretty much says it all.
Besides, I can’t be too specific – the VCD doesn’t have English subs. Basically,
VY plays a blind girl that is tormented for 3 days by your average psycho-stalker
type (Anthony Wong) when her husband leaves town on business…and that’s
the gist of 3DOABG.
Oh, for maximum viewing enjoyment I recommend
you watch this film very late at night when you’re half-asleep. More tips
on enjoying this film: For one thing, don’t get too attached to “Boy” (Veronica’s
dog). Ignore overall plot - it’s been done a million times before and will
just distract you while you’re trying to enjoy VY. And pay close attention
to the photographs the stalker-dude shows a blind Veronica. They’re of
Maggie Cheung, Moon Lee and Brigitte Lin. Hey, this guy may be a creep
but he’s got great taste in women. And finally, try not to take the ending
personal. I would also like to add that it’s important to closely observe
the shower scene. Key elements are introduced that help “shape” the rest
of the film. However, if you’re a feminist or a male over the age of 60
you might want to cover your eyes.
Appearing in this film also are Alfred Cheung
as the doctor (and producer of the film), Anthony Chan as the husband and
Jaime Luk as the policeman – but it is mainly just Veronica and Anthony
trying to outwit one another.
By now, you probably can’t wait to get your grubby
paws on a copy of this movie. So I’ll end this highly enlightening albeit
My rating for this film: 6.0
Distributed by Mega Star/ Media Asia
The transfer is terrific - great colors and
very sharp image.
Cantonese and Mandarin language tracks.
The subtitles are Chinese or English or none.
There is a trailer for this film - and also
ones for Midnight Girls, Robotrix and Cherry Blossoms.