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The Forbidden Legend: Sex & Chopsticks 2 (2009)

Jin Ping Mei 2: Ai de nu li (original title)
Like its predecessor, this no-holds-barred sequel from Hong Kong - a piece of ultra-exploitation adapted from the famed 17th century Chinese novel The Plum in the Golden Vase - attained ... See full summary »

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Man Kei Chin

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Hermit Sage (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Hikaru Wakana Hikaru Wakana ... Moon
Kaera Uehara Kaera Uehara ... Violetta / Pinky Li
Serina Hayakawa Serina Hayakawa ... Lotus
Winnie Leung ... Plum
Wai-Kin Lam ... Simon Qing
Sammuel Leung ... Bamboo (as Leung Cheuk Moon)
Kon Chung Tam ... Hua Zi-xu
Frankie Chi-Hung Ng ... Wu Da-lang
Kin-Yan Lee Kin-Yan Lee ... Shaman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman Chu
Kwok Wing Ha Kwok Wing Ha
Ada Pui-yee Leung Ada Pui-yee Leung
Yui Morikawa Yui Morikawa
Wai Tong Wong Wai Tong Wong
Yung-Lin Yeung ... (as Pauline Yeung)
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Like its predecessor, this no-holds-barred sequel from Hong Kong - a piece of ultra-exploitation adapted from the famed 17th century Chinese novel The Plum in the Golden Vase - attained instant notoriety for layering on graphic violence and sex in copious quantities. Lam Wai-Kin reprises his role as Simon Qing. In the prior installment, Qing had sex with a virginal nun, then bedded a concubine, Lotus (Serina Hayakawa) and conspired with her to rub out her dwarf husband, Wu Da-Lang (Ng Chi-Hung). This time around, Simon ostensibly still has relationships with both of the said women but has regressed into a sex addict with fetishistic leanings. As the story unfurls, he attempts to ravish many more women, including his friend Hua Xizu's (Tam Kon-Chung) wife Pinky (Kaera Uehara), whose husband he plans to murder while he's at it. At about the same time, Wu Song (Wu Qing-Zhe), the brother of the murdered Wu Da-Lang, schemes to off Simon. Simon sees it coming but doesn't count on Wu ... Written by Chen Siong

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HK Neo Reviews: The Forbidden Legend: Sex & Chopsticks 2
18 July 2010 | by webmaster-3017See all my reviews

Tagline: Not as fun as the original… Review by Neo: The movie is basically about sex, torture, more sex and more torture and eventually so much sex until death. Sounds like the Chinese Torture Chamber series or even the much appreciated mini-classic in Sex and Zen I and II. What's wrong with more sex and more torture? The problem, that isn't exactly the wrong part, but rather the lack of fun that made the first so refreshing. Then again, the specific targeted portion of gender-based audience probably does not care, as there are plenty of good looking Japanese actresses that are all willing to go the distance to satisfy most genre fans.

The film basically picks up where the first film left off, the only difference is that the main guy is no longer a nice goofy person; instead, he has become a true sleazy bastard, from raping other people's wives to killing people in ways that cannot be imagined. Basically, the film is about having sex with different people and the outcome is ultimately to entertain the awaiting audience.

Seriously, I am not a big fan of reviewing this kind of movies, that's why apart from Sex and Zen II (which I still believe to be one of the best movies in this genre), I have tried to stay away from reviewing movies as sleazy as this. Let's go though the performances one by one. Of all the AV starlets, I believe that Kaera Uehara (one of his friend's wife) have the best body, while small footed Serina Hayakawa gives the best sexual performance, Hikaru Wakana (who plays the first wife) gives the best acting potential and of course, Hong Kong's only star on display Winnie Leung once again disappoints fans with a less than satisfying sexual display. However, the worst performance of all, is the lack of comic timing from the lead male actor Lam Wai Kin who was at the very least funny in the first film, but here he is just a uncharismatic bastard.

Director Cash Chin has once again succeeded in creating a cheap soft-core, with minimal budget and managed to cash in on the success of the original. It is probably slack to ask for more quality, when the genre itself was already dead, before the first outing. Points should be given to Cash Chin for trying and also doing what most sequels do, creating everything in excess. Sometimes, as this is the case, more does not mean better. Basically, the first film was fun, the second is just plain sleazy and disturbing. With or without my comment, I am sure, the intended audience will see it anyway and with more sex than before, it is really hard to complain. At least, the way the film ended, it is hard to believe how another related sequel can be created … (Neo 2009)

I rate it 5/10

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Country:

Hong Kong | Japan

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5 March 2009 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Sex of the Golden Plums 2 See more »

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