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A Chinese Torture Chamber Story
Year: 1994 "Oh no! It's the Blair Witch stickman!"
Yung Hung meets a torture device
Director: Bosco Lam Hing-Lung
Producer: Wong Jing
Cast: Yvonne Yung Hung, Lawrence Ng Kai-Wah, Tommy Wong Kwong-Leung, Yuen King-Tan, Lee Wah-Yuet, Ching Mai, Tsui Kam-Kong, Oh Yin-Hei, Kenny Wong Tak-Bun
The Skinny: So over-the-top sleazy and ridiculous that it almost becomes watchable. Wong Jing: you are an inspiration to millions.
Review
by Kozo:
     Sleazy and without redemption, this Category III costume comedy is so over-the-top that it enters a nearly watchable realm. Yung Hung is the wife who's tortured into admitting that she offed her well-hung husband (Tommy Wong) in order to consummate her affair with young scholar Lawrence Ng. Said torture involves all sorts of nasty devices designed to get even the toughest person to squeal. Some of the pain-inducing devices are apparently lifted from historical accounts, while others are undoubtedly the product of the filmmakers' gleefully demented imagination. Since one of the filmmakers is celebrated sleazemeister Wong Jing, it all starts to make sense.
     Chinese Torture Chamber Story is one of those films that lives up to its reputation and even surpasses it. A bizarre collection of softcore sex, lame comedy, and absurd plot devices, the film is guaranteed to offend even the most politically incorrect. The screwy goings-on in this flick make Sex and Zen look like the very model of restraint. Case in point, the insane sequence where the legendary Tsui Kam-Kong tries out various unheard of sexual positions while apparently practicing for a flying martial arts tourney. That celebrated scene appeared briefly in director Derek Yee's film Viva Erotica, and is the centerpiece of this strangely inspired piece of exploitation. This movie will likely offend, disturb, disgust, annoy, or entertain just about anybody who throws it in their VCR. With that in mind, it could probably be considered something of a success. (Kozo 1996)
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Universe Laser
Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles
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