Sunday, February 13, 2011
CHINESE TORTURE CHAMBER STORY (1994)
After watching this movie I feel really lucky that I didn't live in olden times China and I feel extra lucky that I didn't have to go to court in the one depicted in this movie. According to this movie every person who even appears in a courtroom is totally guilty and deserves to be tortured until they confess to their guiltiness. Not the most democratic system I've ever heard of, but then again it might still be better than some courts in the middle east today. One of the weird things(it's packed with weird things like the nonsensical subtitles for one) about this movie is, like many other category III rated movies from Hong Kong in the 90's, the tone, which goes from horrific torture scenes to super-silly slapstick comedy to ridiculous over-the-top romantic love story with a scene right out of Demi Moore's GHOST(complete with a Chinese-sounding version of UNCHAINED MELODY). Luckily I don't mind my films being totally dyslexically paced and it added to the "what the fuck will happen next" vibe that I enjoy in films like this. You get plenty of naked Asian ladies on display, an invisible man attempting to rape someone, an exploding penis, crazy sex toys and an amazing scene of high-flying kung-fu style fucking(fuck-fu?) that needs to be seen to be believed. I would highly recommend this one to fans of extremely nutty cinema. There's also a sequel that's supposed to be equally as insane that I need to check out one day.