3.9/10
108
7 user 2 critic

Sha chu chong wei (1978)

A young woman is released from prison and starts her life over. Getting a job at a newspaper, she tries to settle in. When bizarre incidents occur, the woman suspects that someone has a vendetta against her.

Director:

Writer:

(as Benny Ho)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A handful of mysterious Japanese women take part in a deranged web show that makes them strip off their clothes when they lose a round of Mahjong. When there is nothing left to hide, ... See full summary »

Director: Mac P. Forever
Stars: Hiroaki Kawatsure, Nina, Anzu Sasaki
Absolution (1978)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

At a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard. In confession, Stanfield tells ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Page
Stars: Richard Burton, Dominic Guard, David Bradley
Joker Game (2015)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In Japan, Lieutenant Colonel Yuki (Yusuke Iseya) recommends the creation of spy training school "D Kikan".

Director: Yû Irie
Stars: Kazuya Kamenashi, Yûsuke Iseya, Kyoko Fukada
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Over one day at this love hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo - where guests have the choice of staying for a short time or overnight - the dreams and desires of these characters intersect while aspiring for something greater.

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Stars: Shôta Sometani, Atsuko Maeda, Roy 5tion
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A martial-arts expert goes after a criminal gang and its boss, who were responsible for the death of his partner.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Edward John Stazak, John Stanton, James Richards
Country Blue (1973)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A story based in the south and has poverty, and corruption.

Director: Jack Conrad
Stars: Dub Taylor, Jack Conrad, Rita George
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Young woman quickly realize that prostitution is a harsh reality.

Director: Arthur Roberson
Stars: Durey Mason, Sandra Alexandra, Jeff Burton
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Several couples head upstate to the country to watch a boat being built. Unfortunately they are stalked by a murderer behind a ghoulish mask.

Directors: David Paulsen, John Mason Kirby
Stars: Christopher Allport, Jim Doerr, David Gale
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Fonda Lynn ...
Fonda Chiu
Alan Tam ...
Simon Chang
Lona Chang ...
Sheena
Jacky Lim ...
Joe Chan
Warren Chan
Agnes Lee ...
Editorial Manager
Simon Wong
Rex Chung
Carol Chan ...
Sheena's Grandmother
Neil Wu
Cherry Fung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Chun
Lin Lin Li
Edit

Storyline

A young woman is released from prison and starts her life over. Getting a job at a newspaper, she tries to settle in. When bizarre incidents occur, the woman suspects that someone has a vendetta against her.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Horror

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 June 1978 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Breakout from Oppression  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

An excerpt from Tangerine Dream's score for Michael Mann's THIEF (1981) turns up at one point in the movie. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sha Chu Chong Wei aka Breakout from Oppression:
23 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this title on a 50-pack of 'Drive -In' thrillers distributed by Mill Creek Entertainment. At first, I was disappointed because it seemed to be bad quality right from the start. The dubbing IS pretty bad and the lines & scenes happen so quickly, you're not sure what is happening, they just go from one thing to another, and you're supposed to be following the plot line, as fast as it goes! But the plot starts to become more obvious and you realize that the female lead, who just got out of prison, was given a job working for a newspaper. There is animosity from 2 other female co-workers, one who feels she got her job because of her looks and the other, who is jealous that the boss is asking the new girl out instead of her! So, there are some catty moments, but they scream so quickly in the English dubbing, it really takes concentration to hear all their lines - which usually end with a 'Hummpph!' in that cute 'Asian way' that we've come to expect from Chinese/Korean/Japanese ladies in many films. The boss is enamored with the new gal/ex-con, while the jilted employee seethes and plots some sort of destruction on one - or both of them! You will have to watch it to find out! But really, it's not a bad plot and the soundtrack is quirky, in a 70's kind of way. The direction isn't as bad as I thought at first, in fact it's typical of some of the newer Korean directors currently out there, with some dramatic imagery & effects. All in all, I thought it'd be crap but it turned into a neat little story worth finding, if you can! I doubt it's on DVD solo, I have mine on the 50-Drive-In set I bought off ebay for $18.99! I give it a 5 out of 10 ***** As in, average!


15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?