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香港奇案之強姦 (1993)
Raped by an Angel

Reviewed by: Hyomil
Date: 04/07/2011

Reviewer Score: 4

Reviewed by: Chungking_Cash
Date: 02/20/2010

The street justice eventually visited upon the film's central antagonist (Mark Cheng, dashing lawyer by day serial rapist by night) is likely the only merit any viewer will find in this ignoble crime film and that may be pushing it. Though marketed to English speaking audiences as a sequel to "Naked Killer" (1992) the two films, despite being written and produced by Wong Jing and starring Chingmy Yau and Simon Yam, are unrelated but nevertheless of the same ilk. Hong Kong censors rejected the film's first two proposed titles: "Legal Rape" and "Super Rape."

Reviewer Score: 1

Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 01/28/2007
Summary: Yes, well ....

Yes, it does have similarities with Naked Killer, but they're only trivial. Same director and top 2 stars, and lots of senseless violence. As a long-time fan of Wong Jing, this film was a real shock. It completely lacks Jing's style, flair and big budget. And, as director and sole screenwriter, he has no-one else to blame. It's also a whole lot less fun. And, believe it or not, the story makes even less sense.

This is not the first HK movie which is more interesting to comment on than to watch. Hollywood film references abound. For instance : Some of the plot is pinched from the original Dirty Harry (slimy villain exploiting the law to fulfil dark desires). Two famous scenes from Fatal Attraction are also pinched - where the couple arrive home the first time, and the bath scene. Chingmy Yau, performing a sexy underwear dance, bears an astonishing resemblance to Demi Moore (right down to the haircut) in Disclosure and Striptease (although these were made later. Could it be that Demi is a fan???). And I'm sure they stole bits and pieces from the awful Lipstick (which featured Hemingway's granddaughters).

There are some good points. Triad boss Simon Yam takes Ching to a party, where they meet his tough, wise-cracking and foul-mouthed mother (Ha Ping). In one hilarious scene, mother practically steals the movie. I'd love to have seen her role extended. (Also, the same actress repeated the same role in Young and Dangerous, and was just as effective). And Mark Cheng makes a terrifically detestable villain, as the respectable-looking devious violent hyper-misogynist rapist lawyer. So much so that his inevitable final punishment seems inadequate.

The Cat III rating is fully justified, almost entirely for gore and violence. There are quite a few bad censor's cuts (sex scenes only !). By wandering around naked, Mark Cheng provides the great bulk of the nudity in this film. Pity....... In its own right, this is a so-so low budget violent actioner. But unsatisactory for anyone who's seen the oringinal.

Reviewer Score: 4

Reviewed by: ewaffle
Date: 02/17/2006

“Raped by an Angel” is a tawdry bit of titillation that lingers on and takes voyeuristic pleasure in the spectacle of women being raped and humiliated by a sadistic lout. The rapist videotapes some of the assaults for his own gratification and the tapes become key parts of the plot, underlining the depraved nature of the entertainment being presented to the audience of the movie.

Chingmy Yau plays the actress/law student who is the moral center of the story. She is as good as Mark Cheng, who plays Chuck, the neighbor from hell, is bad. She is in a commercial for “Fitty Milk”, a dairy product that allows one to run faster, jump higher, shoot straighter and dispose of carload lots of bad guys without breaking a sweat. At a party celebrating its first showing she first turns down another commercial gig because she has a test coming up and then repels the advances of Chuck (Cheng) with a glass of ice down his pants. She is the only person who is willing to stand by Cindy, a friend who became HIV positive from her American husband and reforms a triad underboss (Simon Yam) who falls in love with her. She is also quite handy with a broken wine bottle.

The romance between the good girl who has overcome her orphanage upbringing to become the prettiest law student and the smartest commercial actress in Hong Kong and Tat (Yam) the righteous triad guy who loves his country might as well be another movie completely. There are lots of hackneyed but updated romantic comedy images: Tat shouting to the world how much he loves her—from a speeding boat, no less; Chingmy Yau showing she is both sexually sophisticated but also almost virginal—she produces a condom at the right moment but it turns out she has been carrying it around for a couple of years. The two worlds intersect, of course, because she is the real target of the rapist, although he is willing to assault and terrorize her roommate for a while before he moves on to her.

The only character that I found completely likeable was the upright and moral cop played by Lee Sui-Kei. He is convinced that Chuck is evil and that Chingmy’s friend is his victim, even in the face of falsified evidence planted by Chuck. He arrests Tat for running a triad initiation ceremony but is much more lenient with him than he is with Chuck. Essentially Lee Sui-Kei is the guy you would like on your side during just about any type of confrontation.

There are quite a few references to triad influence in or control of Hong Kong movies—Tat mentions a few times that it is expected of a boss to run a film company. One of the movies he is thinking of producing is “Wong Fei Hong vs. Bruce Lee”, which at least sounds a lot more interesting than this turkey. He also wonders if he is as good as Jacky Cheung and that he definitely doesn’t want to be compared with Leon Lai.

“Raped by an Angel is visually very dull for long stretches—essentially it involves pointing the camera at uninteresting people doing and saying uninteresting things with occasional breaks for mayhem, sexual assault or romance, although the scene of Chingmy Yau dancing in her lacy white bra and panties set with matching garter belt and stockings was certainly worth seeing. Most of my expectations for this movie, based on reviews on this site and a few others, were fulfilled. It is a lackluster effort, even by Wong Jing’s standards, with a repellent subject matter and impossible to like characters. The sequels—or at least the next four films with the same title—not only won’t make it to the top of my list, they won’t be on the list at all.

Reviewer Score: 2

Reviewed by: mrblue
Date: 09/17/2005

This Category III exploitation flick has been described on other websites and in books as "vile," "tasteless" and "a pile of shit," so I was pretty surprised at actually how tame it is -- at least in the world of Cat III movies. The story has Chingmy Yau as a law student who to pay the bills does modeling gigs, with her current job being a commercial for some product called "Fatty Milk" (I suppose it loses something in the translation). The commercial attracts various suitors, among them smarmy Triad boss Simon Yam and creepy businessman/serial rapist Mark Cheng, whose cases Chingmy has been studying in class, since it seems he is always somehow able to "convince" his victims not to testify. Chimgmy rebuffs Cheng's attempts at seduction, so he rapes her best friend instead. As with the past cases, Cheng avoids prosecution, so Chingmy enlists Yam's aid in order to lure him into a trap to get revenge.

This leads to the "tasteless" ending, as put forth by "Asian Cult Cinema" author Thomas Weisser, whom I would suspect would probably enjoy this movie if it didn't have any involvement with Wong Jing, whom he seems to have a vendetta against. Anyway, yes there are some fairly graphic rape scenes in the movie, and this being a Wong Jing project, there's a fair amount of potty humor and jarring changes in narrative. But is the film "vile"? Taken on its' own, I would say yes -- to an extent. I don't enjoy watching rape scenes, but if they are not put in a movie solely for titillation, they can serve some sort of purpose. At the very least, they can deliver the shock value that fans of the genre have come to expect. And, frankly, compared to other Cat III movies like Red to Kill, the rape scenes in Raped by an Angel are pretty tame. In fact, the most sexually charged scenes in the picture come from a striptease by Chingmy, where she doesn't show any skin (the privilege of viewing Chingmy's goodies was reserved for Wong Jing at the time).

While it doesn't even really come close to its ancestry to capturing that classic exploitation feel, Raped by an Angel is still a pretty enjoyable movie, especially if you are a fan of Chingmy Yau or Simon Yam.

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Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 01/24/2003
Summary: Better than naked killer

I guess this movie had more of a story line to it. Simon Yam almost steals the show with his over acting!!

Chingmy shows a lot of her body (but no nipples as usual) and is very sexy in this movie.

A lot of softcore sex scenes, most are rape scenes.

What got to me was the actually masterminding of the rapes. I found it quite inventive.

Well i haven't said that much but i think it's worth a once watch at least.


Reviewed by: xiaoka
Date: 06/25/2001
Summary: its no NK...

This film is pretty lame, and pretty pointless, other than just as an excuse for T and A.

On the positive side - Its good to see Chingmy Yau and Simon Yam doing what they can with their characters, actually most of the movie they're off by themselves not at all related to the rapist stuff. I found this quasi-romance between a gangster and a model/student kind of interesting (if it were any other actors, I probably wouldn't though).

As far as redeeming social value - I guess this movie gives people who might not otherwise have the chance to see just how difficult the task of reporting the crime of rape can be (and the anguish of going through a court case). I guess this redeeming quality what makes the people related to this movie be able to sleep at night.

The ending is really cheesy. It reminds me the lethal weapon films, where they 'let' the bad guy kill peopel and destroy the house just to wait to the last minute to spring their trap.

Its a good thing that the rapist forgot his condoms, otherwise their whole "plan" would have really backfired.

(well I guess people with AIDS don't mind being raped, as long as it helps them get revenge for their dead friends???)

Avoid this one unless you really want to see every film in the series or are a huge, huge Naked Killer fans and want to see Simon and Chingmy back together one more time. The picture on the poster doesn't actually appear in the movie either (sort of, but not really).

Reviewer Score: 3

Reviewed by: s****
Date: 05/16/2001
Summary: headache-inducing

As the other reviewers have noted, this film is frequently referred to as RAPED BY AN ANGEL: NAKED KILLER 2 and, indeed, has nothing to do with NAKED KILLER. What fun. Basically your traditional rape-revenge flick, with a few staggeringly stupid twists. Interesting that this film would want to compare itself to NAKED KILLER. You see, part of what made NAKED KILLER so good was that you enjoyed and cared about some of the film's characters. In RAPED BY AN ANGEL, you'll just wish all the characters would get done raping and killing each other so you can go take an aspirin and wash your VCR with iodine.

Even more infuriating, this film has spawned (to date) four sequels, each more baffling in the pointlessness of its existence than the last. Well, that's not fair; RAPED BY AN ANGEL 3: SEXUAL FANTASY OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE did make me laugh once or twice. In most of the RAPED BY AN ANGEL films, however, the joke is on you, the viewer. Trust me. Plans for RAPED BY AN ANGEL 6: RAPE RAPITY RAPE-RAPE have not yet been announced, but surely Wong Jing is cooking up some diabolical scheme even as I type these words...

Reviewed by: hktopten
Date: 12/21/1999

Went through 8 kazillion name changes because of the censors.Actually, nothing to do with The Naked Killer except the cast. Mark Cheng is a gentleman outside, but inside he is a rapist. Brutal rape scenes, but the best part of the movie is Chingmy Yau Suk-Jing's strip tease to lure Mark Cheng into the trap after he raped and killed her best friend.

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

'Raped' stars most of the same players as its predecessor, 'Naked Killer' but missing its most juicy attraction, Carrie Ng, the cigar chomping Princess. Instead we have Mark Cheng as a rapist who shows his naked butt to the camera alittle more often than I would request in any lifetime. Chingmy and her meek and trusting friend are stars of the 'Fitty Milk' commercial, who eventually gains the sick amorous attention of Mark Cheng. The trusting one is soon raped and killed by him and so Chingmy must gain revenge and with the help of triad member/ boyfriend Simon Yam, the trap is set. Definitely not close to par with 'Naked Killer' but Chingmy and Simon Yam's characters are humorously playful with each other, making this movie enjoyable (except for Mark Cheng's constant mooning).

[Reviewed by Jennie Tam]

Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

This fermenting pile, left by cretins, concerns an outwardly well-mannered psychopath (Mark Cheng) who executes elaborate rapes, then blackmails the girls into silence. In the eye-rollingly predictable climax, the story's girl heroes let him rape a woman who has AIDS. The filmmakers -- obviously clueless.


[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 1