Raped by an Angel 5: the Final
producer: Lee Siu-Kei
director: Billy Tang Hin-Sing
Opened on Friday, March 10, 2000 in HK
The film is rated CAT-IIB
Screened at the Music Palace theatre in NYC April 8, 2000
This film was called Naked Killer 2000 in Pre-production.
What a disappointment. I had been looking forward to seeing this latest installment of the popular film series. Parts 3 and 4 were good films with interesting plot twists and nice performances from the actors involved. When this latest film went into production, it was hyped as a sequel to Part 2 of the series, Raped by an Angel 2: the Uniform Fan. I've never seen that one so I'm not sure if the films are related or not [the villain has a 'thing' for military garb].
After putting together such a good cast[see photo below right], the director Billy Tang [Haunted Karaoke('97), Casino('98)] and scriptwriter Cary Cheng have totally wasted them in a silly story that holds no mystery or suspense. The best part of the film comes at the very end, involving award-winning actress Helena Law, but the 89 minutes getting there is just dreadful, except for Pinky Cheung's performance and Lee Fei's performance as 'Bondy', the Kung-fu girl. Action Director Ma Yuk Shing [A Chinese Ghost Story III('91), Fist Power(2K)] does make a few short sequences exciting.
I don't want to be too harsh on the film as I saw it on a double bill with Wong Jing's Crying Heart, an absolutely brilliant film starring Deannie Ip and Patrick Tam. You'll have to look elsewhere on this site for a review of that film.
Pinky Cheung Man-Chi, Gigi Lai Gi, Kelly Lin (Lam Hei-Lui), Anita Lee Yuen-Wah, and Lee Fei (left to right in photo right) started work on their new film Feb. 16, 2000. Pinky Cheung Man-Chi does not forsee any girl problems emerging on the set with so many actresses in the film. Cheung went on to joke, "Actually I can get along pretty good with other women. I think of myself as a man and, naturally, we'll get along."
Raped by an Angel 5: Underground Judgement (working title was UNIFORM FAN 2: UNDERGROUND COURT) features Pinky Cheung Man-Chi kissing a woman on-screen for the first time. Cheung said "That was the first time I've ever kissed a woman on film. She is a Taiwanese actress. Because of a language barrier, we didn't communicate too well. She was avoiding me and we ending up having to re-shoot the scene four times before getting it right."
A link to Hong Kong Movie Database page for the film!
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