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Erotic Ghost Story 2
|     review by Kozo    |     review by Magicvoice     | "Is this the end of my career?"
Anthony Wong
Chinese: 聊齋艷譚續集: 五通神
Year: 1991
Director: Peter Ngor Chi-Kwan
Cast: Charine Chan Ka-Ling, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Tsang Siu-Yin, Chik King-Man, Amy Yip Chi-Mei
The Skinny: Probably the best of the three Erotic Ghost Story movies, if it means anything.
 
Review
by Kozo:

This sequel to the original Erotic Ghost Story is actually better than the first. The plot is standard stuff: the evil demon Wu Tang returns and wants into comely virgin Charine Chan. She has her sights set on a muscular young hunk who drives the females crazy, and must consummate her relationship with him to save the universe. Or something like that. 

What makes this exercise in cinematic smut better than its peers is the presence of Anthony Wong as Wu Tang. He sweats up a storm on the screen while wearing a bizarre fright wig and white pancake makeup. Itís like youíre watching a HK sex/horror flick starring a Kabuki actor. HK fanboys are denied: Amy Yip only has a cameo in this flick, and displays nothing to ogle at. 

Still, given the fact that current Category 3 movies are utter pieces of garbage, this early 90ís example of the genre is a definitive masterpiece. Aside from having creative cinematography and a strangely overwrought plot, this is the only one of the three Erotic Ghost Story movies to hit dizzyingly bizarre heights. Credit must be given. (Kozo 1997)

 
Alternate Review
Review
by
Magicvoice:

The original Erotic Ghost Story boasted beautiful sets and costumes, good acting by very attractive people, and an engaging story. And its Witches of Eastwick-like supernatural conclusion was very well executed and scary. Erotic Ghost Story 2 dishonors the memory of the original. This movie is absolutely pointless and horrible. The story is nonexistent, the acting is atrocious, the sex scenes have the air of a late night made-for-cable movie, and the entire production looks like it has only a fraction of the budget of the original.

Even Anthony Wong can't save this mess. He parades around in kabuki make-up and does nothing but make scary faces for the entire film (which never seems to end.) The only interesting part of the movie is a sex scene on a swing, and that was only engaging because of the interesting sexual position the couple is in. There's also an interesting underwater scene, which was only interesting because the actors probably had to hold their breath for a very long time. Amy Yip (the most famous star of Erotic Ghost Story 1) only has a cameo here, but it just serves as a reminder of the superiority of the original. (Magicvoice 2002)

 
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Joy Sales
16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Cantonese Language Track
Dolby Digital 2.0
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles

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