Hong Kong Show Girls
Hong Kong 1996
Directed by Jon Hau Wing-choi .


Joe can't get money to fund his latest play, "Geometric Life", until he learns from his former mentor that selling out can actually help you still stay in business. So he promotes a new play, "Show Girls", which immediately finds a sponsor. To save money, they practice the show in an adult movie theater that used to be a Cantonese Opera stage, after midnight when the last movie has played. Naturally, the theater is haunted.

The haunting takes a long, long time to build steam, and the "Show Girls" production is not particularly engaging in itself, featuring plenty of plenty of scenes of the director teaching his actresses, and the two lead actresses (Veronica Yip and Diana Pang Dan) being catty with each other. The gorgeous girls help pass the time tolerably for a while, but really they do very little (this is not a Category III movie), and finally the boredom becomes intolerable. Another attempt to mix dance and horror, similar, but much worse than, Split of the Spirit.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on October 12, 2006.


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