original Hong Kong/Chinese title LANG
XIN RU TIE
Clarence Yiu-Leung Fok
starring: Carrie Ng · Loletta Lee · Wai Keung Law · Dennis Chan · Git
Leng Chan · Money Lo
A drug raid nabs Billy
Chan and Judy Yu on murder charges after acid-scarred human remains are
found stewing in a metal trunk. The bubbling sludge is the only thing
left of Lisa, part of a cocaine-addicted lust triangle gone awry. As a
result, Billy and Judy wind up in jail. While the police continue to investigate,
a Bible study member named Annie acts as a liaison between the imprisoned
pair. Annie is unaware that by sharing information with the two accused
killers, she is actually helping them corroborate their alibi. The subsequent
courtroom dramatics are spiced up with catfights, kinky drug-induced sex
and climactic gore. Plus a surprise ending.
Fok's film is based on a true Hong Kong murder, the infamous Patrick Wong
case. The movie is immediately reminiscent of Herman Yau's UNTOLD
STORY [with Anthony Wong] which had won the Golden Horse 'HK's
Academy Award' for Best Picture in 1993. This one would win top honors
the following year and actress Carrie Ng walked away as Best Actress.
[More conventional pictures returned to win the top category in 1995 with
Ann Hui's Summer Snow.] Ms Carrie Ng has appeared in over
100 films since 1982, many of which have become cult favorites (SEX
TERMINATORS, and Clarence Fok's NAKED
KILLER). She is still active today, starring in ZOMBIOLOGY
Co-star Loletta Lee
(born Lee Lai Chun in 1966) began acting as a young teenager, playing
mostly bit parts in 50+ films. Interestingly, after appearing in this
high-profile film - as Annie the Bible Study girl - she made the mammoth
decision to start doing nude scenes in CAT III movies.
That unconventional choice with THE
FRUIT IS RIPE 2
(Crazy Love) pushed her into the spotlight. She followed with GIRLS
UNBUTTON and SEX
AND ZEN 2, et al.
This was a breakout
role for beautiful actress Money Lo. Next, she made DAUGHTER
OF DARKNESS and then two legendary Category III films by Billy
OF DARKNESS and RED
TO KILL. She retired from show business after CASE
OF THE FLOATING BODY to marry Hong Kong businessman Suen Ging-On.
Hong Kong/Cantonese film with typical burnt Chinese/English subtitles;
widescreen uncut (96 min.) in DVD encoded for ALL REGION,
playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include trailers.
Recommended for Adult Audience