Human Lanterns (人皮燈籠)
Thursday Oct 18 01:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Directed by Sun Chung. 1982. Hong Kong. 95 min. Mandarin with English subtitles.
Part horror, part kung fu, 100 percent outrageous, Human Lanterns has a special place in the cult film hall of fame. Some of Hong Kong’s martial arts movies’ biggest enter the twilight zone in this over-the-top bloodfest, which has Lo Lieh as an insane swordsman who comes up with a unique way to avenge past humiliations. He opens a lantern workshop with the lampshades made from the beautiful hides of his enemies' sisters, courtesans, and wives. Liu Yung steps down from the Emperor roles that made him famous to play a deliciously evil bad guy, and Chen Kuan-tai matches him in pride and power-lust. Lust of another kind is supplied by Tanny Tien Ni and Linda Chu, two ladies whose beautiful skin proves to be a most unwelcome asset.
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