| Savior of The Soul (1991)
Director: Corey Yuen,
Lau, Anita Mui, Aaron Kwok, Gloria Yip
While most viewers seem to enjoy this film's
irreverent blend of genres, we feel that the slapstick comedy undermined
the drama, and vice versa. However, one thing is for sure, the
supercharged, supernatural action/martial arts sequences will wow even
the most jaded viewer!
A woman blinds a martial arts master and his pupil
vows revenge on her. She is forced to abandon her loved ones without
explanation in order to protect them from her ill-intentioned pursuer.
A blend of action, martial arts, comedy, drama,
fantasy, and romance, "Saviour Of The Soul" leaves no emotional stone
unturned during its 100 minutes of screen-time. Anita Mui plays two
sisters--twice the Mui of any other film!--one somber and dramatic, the
other farcical and accident-prone. Somber Mui blinds a martial arts
master in a brawl, and his pupil (Silver Fox) vows revenge on her.
Unaware of this baggage, Andy Lau falls in love with somber Mui and
proposes to her; but she is forced to say no and abandon him without
explanation, to protect him.
What ensues is basically that Andy Lau searches
for and eventually finds somber Mui (with the unintentional help of her
sister, the farcical Mui); and then they must battle Silver Fox several
times, since he's so persistent and refuses to die. Many viewers have
fallen in love with the irresistible blend of slapstick comedy, dry
humor, tearful romantic drama, and awesome martial arts sequences. This
film is one of a kind--or rather, one of many kinds.
List Price: US $18.95
Cantonese / Mandarin
English / Traditional Chinese
/ Simplified Chinese
(Can be played on any DVD player in the
"May be Inappropriate For Children" (Broad
rating may be roughly equal to an MPPA rating of
"PG-13" to "R". In the late 1980s
this rating splintered in two ratings: IIA and IIB) Films
rated Category II may contain mild to strong violence,
nudity that is usually not sexually oriented, explicit
language and adult situations.