CHINESE TORTURE CHAMBER STORY
(Man qing shi da ku xing)
Hong Kong sex films are able to balance onscreen erotic set-pieces and comedy with an effortlessness that Western directors have so far failed to find. The (pardon the pun) climax of the film here involves the heroine masturbating her husbands ankle-length member to a deadly ejaculation that showers her in blood and kills him, a set-piece that manages to be both hysterically funny and tender at the same time. Another amusing scene features a husband trying to tackle an invisible rapist and ending up with a mouthful of semen. The film is much ruder and cruder than the delightful Sex and Zen was but when it is funny it is very funny. There is a highly amusing sequence parodying the likes of A Chinese Ghost Story (1987), Swordsman (1990) and their various sequels, which routinely have martial arts combatants flying through the air and bouncing of trees, with a married couple whose connubial couplings competitively take place in mid-air, bouncing off trees and adapting impossible martial maneuvers.
Of course, the entire film is a bizarre fantasy, one that plays on the popular fantasy of Chinas dynastic past and where men can have penises that stretch all the way down to their ankles. Even the scenes of torture in the film manage to be more comic and disarming than they do disturbing.
There was a sequel Chinese Torture Chamber Story II (1998).
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