Hong Kong/Cantonese Title: DUK MUI GWAI [Poisonous Rose]
director: Pan Lei
starring: Julie Yeh Feng · Hsieh Wang · Ling Wen · Huang Chung-Hsin
· Hsu Yi-Kung
detective Lu is puzzled by the murder of two undercover agents planted
at the Black Widow Nightclub. They were investigating reports of a drug
smuggling ring operating from the popular facility. When he takes a
closer look, Lu befriends the club's star singer but discovers -too
late - she may not be as innocent as she appears.
ultra-cool police caper [shot in the captivating '60 James Bond
style] was designed as a showcase for singer-turned-actress Julie Yeh
Feng. She was one of Hong Kong's most popular personalities in the sixties,
starring in numerous films for Cathay Studios (including HAUNTED
[Ghost Stories of Pu Songling]) before signing to Shaw Bros
in 1969. Interestingly, her roles for that studio concentrated less
on her singing talents and - as a result - she slowly began losing her
boxoffice draw. Julie retired from the movie business in 1979 to become
more involved as an executive in the music business.
Kong Film with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9), fully uncut
print (103 min.), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC, playable on any American
machine. Extras include trailers.