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Pauline Chan ...
Mu-Lin
Shu-Chun Ni ...
Yin (as Joyce Ngai)
Hsuan Shao
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Kin (as Lao Hsueh-Hsien)
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The Eunuch
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chien-chun Chang
Hui Lou Chen
Hsi-lung Chu
Hsi-Chung Li
Po Li
Fu-ping Lin
Chang Ma
Chih-Wei Yao
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During a period of upheaval, an itinerant performer has a troupe of four children, one of whom is his daughter Mu-Lin. Jump ahead 15 years, he's ready to retire and has arranged Mu-Lin's marriage. Someone he recognizes enters his house and murders him. Mu-Lin is brought to a fancy bordello where the most beautiful prostitute, Yeh Hong, takes a special interest in her. One of Yeh Hong's lovers, Kim, who is an assassin, also develops a relationship with Mu-Lin. He and Yeh Hong may be working with the emperor's eunuch; all are power hungry. Things seem more than coincidental: does Mu-Lin have a history with this trio? If so, what is it? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Reijyôken: kunoichi yôtô densetsu  »

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One of the weirdest Hong Kong movie
9 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a difficult film to rate. It's made beautifully, but what kind of a movie is it ? It features Pauline Chan, so it's probably a Cat 3 movie, and it is soft porn in a way. But it also has rather strange story involving weird death, lesbianism, and surprisingly good sword fighting scenes.

All the actors in this movie can act, and the fighters do incredible moves. But the story is very unusual. It's in a way more trashy than it needs to be.

The movie is gorgeously made. Every scene is meticulously shot. The background is always beautiful. But there's kind of a strange cruelty to the whole thing. It's kind of a weird psycho drama.

One thing I can say is that the actors in this movie deserved a better role. All of them has good on screen presence, and they should have gone on to make really good movies.

I haven't seen a strange movie like this since I saw Prostitutes 92 which was made around the same time as this movie. Maybe I should check to see if the same people wrote and directed the two movies.


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