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One night a textile worker is sexually assaulted by five deviants. The young lady tries to cope with the aftermath of this dramatic event but her life is ruined. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ping Chen ... Chu Ling
Lieh Lo ... Wong Ta (as Loh Lieh)
Ching Chen ... Yang Fei Hung (as Lily Chen Ching)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shen Chan ... 'Atom'
Shao-Lin Chiang ... Gambler
Tao Chiang ... 'Crocodile'
Mei Sheng Fan ... Wang Tai (as Fan Mui Sheng)
Ging Man Fung ... Casino assistant #2
Ricky Hui

Shiu Hung Hui ... 'Pimp'
Ka Ting Lee ... Harassing patron #1
Sau Kei Lee ... Nightclub manager
Ke Ming Lin ... Harassing patron #2
Wen-Wei Lin
Han Lo ... Restroom mugging victim
Gwa-Pau Sai ... Restroom attendant
Yasuhiro Shikamura ... Hood (as Lu Chuen)
Wan-Ping Tsai
Chor Lam Tsang ... Casino assistant #1
Yung Liang Tu ... Factory foreman
Han Chen Wang ... Casino boss
Hon Wong ... Doctor Huang
Ying Ying ... Bargirl
Siu Tin Yuen ... Bald patron Yuen

Directed by
Meng Hua Ho 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kang Chien Chiu  writer

Produced by
Runme Shaw .... producer
Original Music by
Yung-Yu Chen 
Cinematography by
Chi Yu 
Film Editing by
Hsing-Lung Chiang 
Yen Hai Li 
Art Direction by
Mao-Lung Lin 
Makeup Department
Hsu-Ching Wu .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ko Hung .... assistant director
Shen Yeh .... assistant director
Sound Department
Yung-Hua Wang .... sound recordist
Yasuhiro Shikamura .... action coordinator (as Shikamura)
Other crew
Danny Kam .... title designer

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Also Known As:
"Du nu" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Kiss of Death" - Hong Kong (English title)
"Poison Girl" - Hong Kong (English title) (literal title)
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99 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

'Vietnam Rose', the name of the lethal venereal disease that actress 'Chen Ping''s character contracted as a victim of a brutal gang rape by a group of thugs was also considered by Shaw Brothers to be the original English title for the feature 'Du nu' until social activists complained to the studio that the negative connotation of the title was discriminatory and reactionary towards the ethnic Vietnamese community during a time when the growing influx of war refugees populating Hong Kong en-masse after the fall of Saigon. A not too subtle message mirroring then current events where the film's elements and lurid subject matter would became an indirect metaphor for the politically charged issue of illegal immigration and anti-immigrant sentiment in the former colony. The English title for 'Du nu' would ultimately be changed to 'The Kiss of Death'.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Chen Ping Gets the Job Done, 9 August 2005
Author: gravedigger_jones from STL

This is a quintessential Shaw Bros. revenge flick with Chen Ping giving a ball-busting performance as the broken and beaten factory girl who learns 'killer kung fu' in order seek retribution. Though not for the easily offended, I felt this movie's grit and gravitas was thoroughly satisfying. Lo Lieh is awesome as the crippled club owner with a soft side, and Chen Ping continues to amaze me with her body of work in everything from period chopsocky ('Vengeful Beauty') to monster movie damsel in distress ('Oily Maniac') to ( my favorite ) hellacious killing machine (as in this film and 'Sexy Killer'). Recommended to those who enjoy seeing Chen Ping stick it to the man, and not so much to those who don't see the beauty in revenge-through-castration.

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