My Young Auntie
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Lau Kar Leung's comedy is on full display in this classic. Hsiao Hou and Gordon Liu play friends in the movie and there are plenty of odd situations, such as fencing at a masquerade party.
If you are not a fan of Lau's comedies, I can guarantee that you won't like this movie. But if you do like his comedy then you can expect this to be one of his very best. Almost a 5 star movie, but it could have used a couple more good fights.
If you are someone who watches these movies just for the fights, you may want to at least take a glance at this. The final fight between Wang Lung Wei and Lau Kar Leung is a short masterpiece. Wilson Tong has 2 very good fights, and there is no better choice than having the chiseled Kwang Young Moon play the iron skin master. His fights could have been better, but this movie is so star studded it can easily be forgiven. Yuen Tak gets in some good fencing action, and so does Gordon Liu, while wearing a blonde wig!
Picture quality is perfect. I didn't spot a single blemish. The mono Mandarin track sounds good. No Cantonese track unfortunately. The English dub is the way to go since it gives a better translation than the subtitles.Read more ›
She plays Cheng Tai-Nan, a young woman who, at a dying old man's request, marries him so that his wealth and holdings don't end up in the clutches of his evil brother. Lau Kar-Leung (a.k.a. Liu Chia-Liang) directs and, as is his wont, he gives himself a plum role, this time that of Cheng Tai-Nan's benevolent nephew. I'm certain it won't be lost on the viewer that Lau Kar-Leung is much older than his very young auntie. An amusing early scene on the docks certainly mines this arsebackwards age discrepancy. But Lau Kar-Leung is a gracious filmmaker and he allows his two younger stars to get the brunt of screen time. And the camera loves, loves, loves Kara Hui, with her exquisite smirk and elegance and attitude and mad skills.
MY YOUNG AUNTIE tries on several hats. It's a kung fu actioner, a zany comedy, and, at one point, a musical. Humor being such a subjective animal, whether you favor MY YOUNG AUNTIE or not will ultimately depend on if you can stand the slapstick routines which dominate the film. Admittedly, for me, I think its two hours' running time may be too long, and by that I mean that it allows for too much silliness to go down. The sequence with the masquerade ball is particularly brutal.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a terrible movie I shouldn't bought this. If I wanted to watch a comedy movie I would've watch cable..Published 4 months ago by ige kemp
Movie was very funny with excellent martial arts performances. A must see if you don't have it in your kung fu library I'd advise you to to add this movie.Published 6 months ago by Paul McCoy
Great entertainment. Kept me laughing during the entire movie. Very funny.Published 8 months ago by Joyce Pence
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