飛女正傳
It's Now or Never (1992)


Reviewed by: ksbutterbox
Date: 04/19/2002
Summary: Sharla Cheung Man's Best Role..

The book "Sex & Zen & a Bullet in the Head" is what made me look for this film. I watch it every few months and still love it. All the teddy girls and the twang guitar soundtrack make this a truly unique film for HK movies. This has got a good screenplay as well as very talented acting ..plus there's the sheer camp of it all. What a great movie to own. This is the one movie were Cheung Man has a very meaty role,plus she looks incredible throughout. Kudos to Cynthia Khan's comic relief in a VERY rare type of role for her. Watch this and be proud we all love HK variations ! 8/10.


Reviewed by: danton
Date: 01/05/2002

Set in the early sixties, with Cheung Man and Cynthia Khan playing "teddie girls" (not familiar with this period, but "Teddie Girls" are apparently gangs of bad girls with big hair and leather skirts who like rock'n roll and a life of crime...). Cynthia especially is hilarious as a girl who pretends to know "Eagle's Claw" kungfu whenever there's a possibility of a fight - of course she always gets beaten up if it wasn't for her sister Cheung Man bailing her out.

This movie is hard to describe. It's unlike any other HK movie I've seen - feels a bit like a John Waters movie at times, complete with surf guitar music and wacky hair. Not bad. VCD only, unfortuantely.


Reviewed by: hokazak
Date: 12/09/1999

Unique story about an aging gigolo (Ng Man Tat), his two rebelliousdaughters (Cheung Man and ??), and their friend "Little Bun" (Cynthia Khan, playing a coward who tries to bluff her way out of fights by pretending to know "Eagle's Claw" kung fu). All four of the principals get in trouble with the law, and with elements of the underworld, in situations that range from the seamy to the hilarious to the bizarre. The escalating "feud" of "practical jokes" and tricks that rages between an uptight policewoman and the "bad girl" protagonists is something special to watch. An innovative and interesting film - Cheung Man really caught my attention, this time! Very non-typical role for Cynthia Khan.


Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

Analysis of the social and psychological factors with in thefamily that lead to youth crime. Siao Fong Fong plays the lead and portrays a fierce and restless personality who resembles James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause. A realistic and stylistically-conventional film. The hand of the film-maker is clearly revealed in the fierce action scenes and the layered narrative structure.

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