Lover of the Last Empress (1995)

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Empress Dowager Cixi goes from just another pretty face in the harem of the concubines to the First Lady of Vice via various strategies and manipulations in a most-ambitious political conspiracy with spine-chilling viciousness.


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2 December 2012 | ebiros2
| Great production starring Chingmy Yau
This is a grand production for Wong Jin movies, and many Hong Kong luminaries stars in this rather epic story. I'm not sure if it was released as Cat 3 film, but the story is mostly about what happens in the bedroom between Hui (Chingmy Yau), and the emperor (plus the prince).

This is the most pornographic of all the movies I've seen featuring Chingmy Yau, and as if it was to be the last hurrah of her career, and the Hong Kong cinema as it was prior to repatriation of Hong Kong to China, she (almost) bears it all in this movie.

As it's usual for Wong Jin, the quality of the movie is high, and this one has expensive look to it as well. You can see that the people were still "free" when this movie was made, as they have bit more flamboyant attitude in acting. If you watch the more recent Hong Kong cinema, the acting is very stiff, and actor's attitude is much more tense. I kind of miss these old school Hong Kong movies.

The story is basically a filler between the love scenes, and you should watch this movie to enjoy Chingmy Yau's sex appeal before she got married in 1997. There are many actors in this movie, but 90% of the acting (and dialogues although dubbed) is done by Chingmy Yau.

Beautiful Chingmy Yau gives one of her last performances in this movie. She came a long ways from her young girl days in her earlier career to a fully mature woman in her later movies like this one.

If you're a Chingmy Yau fan, you wouldn't want to miss this movie.

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Release Date:

17 March 1995


Cantonese, English

Country of Origin

Hong Kong

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