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雲雨第六感 (1992)
Passionate Killing in the Dream

Reviewed by: hkfilmjunkie
Date: 08/01/2001
Summary: Not too bad

I finally got this on vcd last week and just watched it.The plot is basically
about a woman who helps solve a murder investigation by hints and clues she gets from her dreams.Yeah, it's not the most original outline, but it worked for this film.From the onset of the film she sketches (she's an artist) an outline of him complete in tuxedo and tie but can't get his facial features in the sketch.After some coaxing from a psychiatrist friend of hers, the police start working with her attempting to catch the killer from her clues.At the end of the film, during the big showdown, we find out that the reason the killer is killing is due to a mommy complex and suffering defeat in the ring years ago as a boxer (?), which he ocassionally has flashbacks of from time to time.There are a few fighting sequences that went over fairly well, but as the other reviewer aptly stated, they don't really fit into the film properly.It's like they were added to spice up the film when it starts to drag.Overall it's not a bad little thriller if you can get past the mediocre start.

Reviewed by: hokazak
Date: 12/09/1999

Elements of "Eyes of Laura Mars" in this film about a fashionphotographer who sees in her dreams "scenes" of a real-life killer at work. Eventually, through a friend who is a psychiatrist, she gets to meet the cop who's working on the case of serial-murder that she's been dreaming about. she ends up assisting with the investigation, at the cost of her own safety... (*Unlike* Laura Mars, though, she happens to be a martial arts expert on the side - though that clashes a bit with her femme-y persona and need to have male protectors in her life.) A good dramatic performance for Michiko - playing someone more "sensitive" than her usual psychotic or heartless villain character... Contains a couple of wild fight sequences which, even if they don't quite fit in with the general tone of the movie around them, we appreciate! Overall, a compellingly directed and well-acted film, despite a couple of weird plot moves...