Starring Brigitte Lin and directed by David Wu and Ronnie Yu.
By a weird coincidence I watched this film in much the same conditions as I watched the Bride with White Hair about a year ago – reeling under the impact of some bad news. Which means that I watched both these films at 2 am in the morning, slightly drunk and feeling so upset that I felt sick. As a result both these films passed before me in a sort of a haze but I do want to rewatch them in order to really have a look at the sexual dynamics, which I think are pretty fascinating – the mills and boon soft porn dynamics, the army of mad bitter brides in film number 2 (made me think of the ballet Giselle) and those freaky arsed Siamese twins in film 1. The handsome and charismatic Brigitte Lin seems to attract film roles that have something to do with dubious sexual identity, so sitting down 1 rainy Saturday afternoon and watching a bunch of her films to try and unpack this might be in order for me soon, I think.