Foxy Ladies
Hong Kong 1978
Directed by Lu Chi.


It's Shaw Brothers version of Charlie's Angels! Sort of. Only, they aren't nearly as competent, and most of their best moves seem to center around the use of their own urine.

Ai Ti, Ling Tai, and Ho Yin are private detectives who also have an interest in nude calisthenics. They are investigating the mysterious disappearance of a philandering millionnaire. They follow the movements of everyone in the house, and get caught up in a variety of marginally amusing situations that usually involve full frontal nudity in some way. The first hour of the film is basically a series of vignettes, only in the last half hour does the plot reassert itself, but by then it's too late. The action is generally poorly choreographed, what little there is, and the girls are not exactly the tough girls we've come to expect from Hong Kong cinema. One pees herself when they confront a dog; later they all attack a kidnapper by beating him with their shoes. What stands out in this film is the large amount of female skin on display. No sex scenes, really; just dressing, undressing, flashing, and a few push-ups. Seems like a sure fire formula for success but there's no drama whatsoever, so for the most part the film is regrettably just a bore.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on March 24, 2007.


Comments

I should have read your review before I picked up this turkey. The 3 bimbos who played the leads deserve to have their Shaw contract torn up.

Posted by: Terence Lee at May 6, 2007 11:15 AM

It is basically a wise move to avoid any of the Lu Chi directed "sex" films from the 70's. Pretty much every one I have seen is tedious, pldding and puerile - but I keep getting sucked in with titles like Foxy Ladies, Sexy Career Girls and Sexy Playboys.

Posted by: Brian at May 26, 2007 07:22 PM
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