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The Blonde Fury
AKA: Lady Reporter, Righting Wrongs 2 "It's not what you think! We're only friends!"
Chin Siu-Ho, Cynthia Rothrock and Mang Hoi
Year: 1989
Director: Mang Hoi
Producer: Corey Yuen Kwai
Action: Mang Hoi, Corey Yuen Kwai
Cast: Cynthia Rothrock, Elizabeth Lee Mei-Fung, Chin Siu-Ho, Mang Hoi, Roy Chiao, Billy Chow Bei-Lei, Ronny Yu Yan-Tai, Chung Fat, Gwaan Chiu-Chung, Melvin Wong Kam-Sum, Wu Ma, Tai Bo, Miu Fung-Yee, Ga Lai, Jeff Falcon, Vincent Lyn, Peter Ngor Chi-Kwan
The Skinny: Decent action highlights this average, unspectacular but still somewhat entertaining eighties brawler. Starring Cynthia Rothrock.
by Kozo:
     Cynthia Rothrock is Cindy, an FBI agent sent undercover in Hong Kong to crack a counterfeiting ring. She pretends to be a reporter to bag the bad guy, but runs afoul of a mousy rival reporter (Mang Hoi), a cop disguised as an insurance agent (Chin Siu-Ho), and various kung-fu baddies (including Billy Chow). She also incurs the ire of the local cops, and even her pal Yu (Elizabeth Lee), who thought she was just a buddy and not an undercover law enforcer. However, all manufactured conflicts are derailed when Yu's dad (Roy Chiao), the prosecuting lawyer in the counterfeiting case, gets kidnapped. Fighting and typical HK shtick ensues.
     As an example of Hong Kong's fighting female genre, The Blonde Fury does its job well enough. Cynthia Rothrock dispenses with bad guys in a convincingly tough manner, and whatever she lacks in the acting or screen presence department is shored up her co-stars. There are a couple of entertaining action sequences, including a sequence on some bamboo scaffolding, as well as a short brawl between Rothrock and Billy Chow. Sadly, the ending is an anticlimactic set piece on a cargo truck, and there really isn't a brutal knockaround ala She Shoots Straight or In the Line of Duty 4. This is decent passable entertainment, but it's not really much of a film. Then again, the same argument could be applied to 90% of the films released in Hong Kong during the eighties. (Kozo 2003)
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Fortune Star / Deltamac
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Dolby Digital 2.0
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles

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