ASIAN VALUES DVD REVIEW
Chen Ping might be remembered for her roles as a mamasan with
a heart of gold but three movies put her squarely in the limelight
- Kiss Of Death, Big Bad Sis and The Sexy Killer (aka The Drug
Of Death has a realistic/New Wave feel, Sun Chung's The Sexy Killer,
modelled after Pam Grier's 1973 Coffy, is too studio-bound to
really take flight. But that doesn't mean that this is a sedate
outting. The film opens at a nightclub with various couples taking
drugs (much like an opium den of old), some in various stages
of undress. Chen Ping's kid sister is among the drug addicts and
is willing to do anything for pusher Tin Ching, who in no time
not only strips the drug-addled girl but ends up pumping her (in
all sense of the word).
the young girl overdoses (on the drug, not the sex), loses her
mind and ends up in the psychiatric ward undergoing cold turkey.
Big sister Chen Ping is mad as hell and won't take it anymore,
especially since her police friend, Yueh Hua, even if he's nicknamed
Drug Smasher, is no help at all. But then we're talking about
the Triads here, so what can a kucing kurap (small fry)
cop do, especially when his partner is on the payroll?
Shen (top)... when the henchman gets more than he
who works as a nurse, decides to take matters into her own hands.
She turns into a vigilante. The first pushers to fall provide
the template for the film. She gets the guys interested in her
body; even going as far as stripping to lure them; and kills them
when they least suspect it. Her initial encounter is a mixture
of bravado and good luck and she emerges from it unhurt and her
In the meantime,
she befriends politician Antonio Ho Sze Wei but one night Yueh
comes to Ho's apartment after receiving news that a shipment of
drugs was scheduled to arrive there. The big boss (played by an
over-the-top Wang Hsia who is also into leather whips and S&M)
wants to teach Yueh a lesson and has him beaten up.
on the police to get anything done, Chen befriends Tin on her
own and is introduced to bossman Wang. During their intimate moment
together, Chen tries to kill Wang with her dagger but is subdued
and ordered to be killed. She gets the better of henchman Chan
Shen who tries to rape her and returns to exact revenge on Wang.
In an explosive climax, she smashes the car she's driving into
the house, gets to the gun cabin; takes out the shotgun and blasts
everyone to hell. And that's not all. She then drives over to
Antonio Ho's apartment and shoots the hell out of him after learning
that he was in cahoots with Wang all along.
a Shaw movie, the prissy Yueh turns up and gives a moralistic
spiel about working with the police to which Chen just holds up
her arms as if to say, "Why don't you shut the **** up and just
lock me up!"
movie-goers might feel that Chen Ping did some of her best work
on her back, no one will be disappointed here - after all, she's
the main draw and purpose of this film. Like Big Bad Sis, Chen
is involved in a topless fight (she's the topless one this time)
that's already worth the price of admission and the rest of the
film is peppered with enough nudity (mainly topless) and by-now
de rigeur action sequences that is very much a Shaw staple. Just
don't ask how a nice young nurse knows not only kung fu but to
handle a shotgun with ease.
The Sexy Killer DVD (IVL/Celestial) is banned in $ingapore.