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Sex and Zen III
Chinese: 玉蒲團III官人我要
Karen Yeung
Year: 1998
Director: Aman Cheung Man
Producer: Wong Jing
Cast: Jane Chung Chun, Karen Yeung Ka-Ling, Tung Yi, Tsui Kam-Kong, Siu Chuen-Yung, Chik King-Man, Ronald Wong Ban, Ricky Fan Yi-Wai, Lo Meng
The Skinny: Wong Jing raids the vaults to produced another entry in this exploitation franchise.
by Kozo:

In an effort to cash in off of HK’s past successes, Wong Jing has given us another chapter in the Sex and Zen series. This time out there are more girls, more positions, and more sex scenes. While all of that is sure to grab the core audience of the series, what’s lacking is the sheer over-the-top wackiness of the first, and the darker, anime-influenced sickness of the second. This feels like a standard C3 flick, meaning skin, sex, and sloppy production values.

The plot follows new prostitutes Susan (Karen Yeung), Fanny (Tung Yi), and Chinyun (Chung Chun), who are inducted into the Fragrance House brothel where they are trained in the ways of lovemaking by their veteran madam Tall Kau. Eventually all three enter circulation where Susan is crowned the top prize and becomes enamored of budding scholar Chu Chi-Ang (Siu Chuen-Yung).

Fanny is jealous beyond all means and though she’s bought by famous horse trader Sir Lui (Category 3 staple Tsui Kam-Kong), she still plans her revenge on Susan. Eventually the typical “torture the innocent naked girl for cheap thrills” stuff happens, while Chu learns various wacky sexual positions to get Susan back.

Of course, all of this has to be seen to be believed, but it would be easier if the film were in any way inspired. The first two went over the top to transcend their sleazy genres - and succeeded. This one just goes about its business in an uninteresting manner and only gets sleazier when it attempts to push boundaries. The actresses lack the charisma of those from previous installments, and Zen has been reduced to only a footnote here. (Kozo 1998)

Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Universe Laser
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles

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