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Year: 1991
Amy Yip and friends...and some admirers.
Director: Jamie Luk Kim-Ming
Action: Yuen Tak
Cast: Amy Yip Chi-Mei, David Wu (Ng Dai-Wai), Chikako Aoyama, Hui Hiu-Tan, Billy Chow Bei-Lei, Ken Goodman, Wu Feng
The Skinny: Crappy flick about women androids, but who cares? This tasteless exploitation flick features Amy Yip and her busty girlfriends as they battle evil with little clothing on. Is there a red-blooded heterosexual male out there who can resist this film's obvious charms? If you're reading this, chances are that person is not you.
by Kozo:
     This Hong Kong fanboy staple is a soft-core cyber-stinker featuring Amy Yip as an android and David "Wu-Man" as a cop. Plot: A bastard scientist discovers he can transmit his mind into a robot's body. He does so to prove his point, and in his new body (which looks like Billy Chow), he goes on a crime spree which involves raping, pillaging and acting generally angry. Thankfully, the good guys have android cops, which all happen to be extremely busty babes. Amy Yip is the standout android, whose generous figure leads to all sorts of traffic accidents and peripheral hijinks that's not really connected to the madman's crime spree. Also, Wu-Man's girlfriend and fellow cop Chikako Aoyama gets cut down in the line of duty, but gets reborn as an android alongside Yip. Thanks to the android girls, evil doers will pay and, presumably, drool.
     Rating this film as an actual cinematic experience would be impossible. Basically, it's exploitation crap, but not without a sizable fanbase. Stefan Hammond and Mike Wilkins, co-authors of "Sex and Zen & A Bullet to the Head", seem to like this flick, and the Eastern Heroes publication "Deadly China Dolls" probably owes its entire print run to the fleshy charms of Amy Yip and her contemporaries. So, even if we state the obvious (Robotrix is a mediocre mishmash of sex, violence and general silliness), we must still bow to the film's supreme place in the fanboy pantheon. If Russ Meyer were alive (which he is, though one wonders how long that'll last), he would probably give an enthusiastic "thumbs up" to the cinematic wonder that is Robotrix. Many ardent fanboys will most assuredly echo his approval. Does anybody care that this is a bad movie? I really don't think so. (Kozo 1996/2002)
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Joy Sales
16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Cantonese Language Track
Dolby Digital 2.0
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles

image courtesy of Mega Star Video Distribution (HK), Ltd.

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