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海上花 (1986)
Immortal Story

Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 01/26/2003
Summary: Pretty but dull

Yonfan has always been a visual director, and his first priority seems to make things look good. Sometimes he forgets about making things interesting as well, and this is unfortunately one of those times.

Sylvia looks ravishing, and she's flatteringly photographed throughout. Unfortunately, there's little else going for this dull movie. The device of starting with the murder, then telling the story in a flashback, through the device of having Sylvia's character narrate her story in prison, seems to have been employed to cover for the dull and improbable story.

Clearly, in my opinion, it didn't work.

Reviewer Score: 2