Dir. Clarence Fok Yiu-leung, 1992
Hong Kong, 93 min.
In Cantonese with English subtitles.
A gleefully sleazy, over-the-top CAT III camp romp about dueling lesbian contract killers and the impotent policeman caught in the middle, NAKED KILLER is a joyous ode to all things (s)excessive.
Following a traumatic crime bust gone awry, Hong Kong cop Taninan cant seem to perform in the line of duty or in the bedroom until he meets the enchanting seductress/killer Kitty. Their tango is soon cut short by Sister Candy, a veteran assassin who snatches Kitty away and teaches her the ways of professional execution and how to tap into her sensual side. Almost just as quick, two of Sister Candys previous students show up to murder their former teacher, prompting an all-out lesbian assassin war.
With tongue planted firmly in-cheek, director Fok Yiu Leung crosses titillating eroticism with a strong sociological undercurrent denouncing male piggishness. But he also knows how to entertain, and wildly so: copious amounts of milk drinking, dick slicing, office shoot-em-ups, underwater knife fights, and Skinemax soft-core lesbian playfulness all wrapped up in a engrossing amount of 90s neon bliss its all here and then some.
This is the 1992 summer action blockbuster you deserve.
Imagine the erotic world of Basic Instinct exaggerated into a kung-fu cartoon of sexy lesbian avengers executing quadruple leaping somersaults in a deadly assault against the opposite sex. -The New York Times
John Woo on acid Naked Killer breaks Mach 5 within the first 10 minutes and never lets up. Bursting with colorful lighting, angles, and set pieces, its a panoply of Nineties sex and violence, decadence for decadences sake, with little moralizing thrown in. A genuine crowd-pleaser -The Austin Chronicle
Its like nothing youve ever seen before a stylized girlie graphic novelization of psycho hot babe killers as channeled through and re-imagined by Quentin Tarantino Naked Killer is girl power gone gonzo, a geeks wet dream doused with libido lightening messages about Chinese societys misogyny. -Pop Matters
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