The Kiss of Death (1973)

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One night a textile worker is sexually assaulted by five deviants. The young lady tries to cope with the aftermath of this dramatic event but her life is ruined.


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Director:

Meng-Hua Ho

Writer:

Kang Chien Chiu (screenplay)

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28 May 2004 | Captain_Couth
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| Shaw Brothers' Mania: The Kiss of Death
The Kiss of Death (1973) is straight up sleazy exploitation flick from the Shaw Brothers. One night a textile worker (Cheng Ping) is sexually assaulted by five deviants. The young lady tries to cope with the aftermath of this dramatic event but her life is ruined. Like a shattered vase, the pieces can be put back together but it'll never be the same. Cheng get's a job as a bar girl. She meets the club's owner (Lo Lieh) who was a former kung-fu fighter until he was crippled. Cheng uses her position as a B-girl to go after the losers who raped her, She soon learns from a sleazy doctor that she has contracted a dark V.D. called Viet-Nam Rose (a name used 20 years later by Maggie Cheung in the love comedy Boys Are Easy, making the gag in that movie even funnier). Crushed, she begs Lo Lieh to teach her kung-fu. At first he refuses until he learns her secret. Furious, Lo Lieh teaches her his deadly fight techniques (such as a groin crunching blow). Bizarre, depressing and sleazy is how I would describe this movie. In a strange way you can call this movie one of those flicks that "inspired" Kill Bill.

Lo Lieh is very charismatic as the broken down fighter turned club owner Wang and Cheng Ping is excellent as "The Lady From The Roof"

Highest Recommendation.

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Release Date:

11 May 1973

Language

Mandarin


Country of Origin

Hong Kong

Filming Locations

Hong Kong, China

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