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This Week In Sleaze 6: Double Bill – Escape From Brothel & Robotrix


King Who? has officially retired for the moment (but we’ll be keeping the intro in honor) after a bizarre gardening accident involving tightie whities but Sleazy K has found another person with rape in his prime vocabulary: Great Lord Josh Regal! Actually it’s Josh from our friends at VCinema who joins K for the awaited double bill review of Johnny Wang’s Escape from Brothel and Jamie Luk’s Robotrix. You watch Billy Chow rape some stuff and then come back to our discussion!

Ken’s note: The show is id’d as episode 5 when it’s in fact episode 6. Pardon me.

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Fist of Legend (1994)

Budding martial artist, Chen Zen (Jet Li) returns to Shanghai after hearing the news that his teacher died. His teacher died in a challenge match against a Japanese Solider, Akutagawa Ryuichi. After returning to the Jing Wu School (which was ran by his teacher) and finding out the whole story from Hou (Chin Siu-Ho), Chen goes to challenge Akutagawa himself.

Upon his arrival at the Japanese School, Chen starts brawling with the students training after they refuse him to see Akutagawa. After single handedly defeating the students, Chen is confronted by Akutagawa and Chen soon defeats him easily. Chen couldn’t believe that his Master would have lost to someone obviously weaker than him, Chen questions that he could have been poisoned.

Chen digs up the body of his master has a doctor perform an autopsy on him. The tests soon show that his master was poisoned. Now Chen must find out who poisoned his master and why…

Chen is also dating a women in this film, to make things worse she is Japanese and Chens family at Jing Wu aren’t happy to see her. His girlfriend, Mitsuko Yamada (Shinobu Nakayama) is the niece of Funakochi Fumio (Yasuaki Kurata). Funakochi is friends with the twisted general Fujita, although he highly against the believes of the general.

Now to the facts, most of you should know this is a remake of Lo Wei’s Fist Of Fury, which starred the fighting legend, Bruce Lee. This time Jet Li has taken the role from Bruce. So who’s better? Bruce or Jet? for some reason I felt that Jet Li’s character had more impact although Bruce created ‘Chen Zen’. Plus adding Yaksuaki Kurata to the movie was a great idea, I really enjoyed his performance, his battle with Jet was fabulous and memorably.

The Action was very hard hitting making use of one feature which isn’t used very often, dislocation. In Jets opening scenes he is fighting off a group of unruly Japanese students. He manages to dislocate, ankles, jaws, shoulders, arms etc. This is very new, I still haven’t seen such films where this is used regularly. Now the battles are great, Jet Li vs. Chin Siu Ho, Jet Li vs. Yaksuaki Kurata & Jet Li vs. Billy Chow!!

Final thoughts. A ground breaking Jet Li flick, although Miramax have been known to for changes the film, with extensive change in the dialogue, the music and I think five minutes have been cut out too. So all I want to see now is the actual Hong Kong Release of Fist of Legend!!!

97 Aces Go Places (1997)

Plot (Universe): Man Ling (Christy Chung) conned two million dollars from Big Brother Lui (Francis Ng) in a dirty deal. Lui then ordered to have Ling killed. Ling escaped from the fight.

Meanwhile, Philag (Alan Tam) was a kind and righteous student studying law in the States. He was expected to help his father to do illegal business. His father was killed during a transaction which also involved Ling. Philag needed to go back to Hong Kong to tend to his father’s business and root out the murderer. Read the rest of this entry »

Future Cops (1993)

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Chan Tai-Hung (Dicky Cheung) is a lonely school student who is down on his luck at the moment. His sister Chun May (Chingmy Yau) is admired by most guys, whilst his mother is canoodling with her love interest, Richard (Richard Ng).

One night Tai-Hung is confronted by three bizarre looking men, these men turn out to be ‘The Future Cops’. A group of crime fighting heroes from the year 2043, sent to protect the young judge Yu Ti-Hung. Although Tai-Hung doesn’t have a clue who he is. The FC are protecting Yu Ti-Hung from the dredged ‘General’ (Ken Lo). The General is on trial and is presumed to be executed if the Judge says. Read the rest of this entry »

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