Deadly Dream Woman
The very stunning Cheung Man has been brought
up and trained to be a costumed super hero avenger but in her attempt to
destroy a triad member - Ken Lo - she receives a head injury and loses
her memory. Up to this point, the film has been an interesting stylish
action film - influenced by films like Saviour of the Soul - but then as
often happens in HK films it quickly turns the corner into a comedy as
Cheung Man is found and taken in by the ever lovely - but conniving Chingmy
Yau and her mother Deannie Yip.
Once Chingmy discovers that Cheung Man has great
fighting abilities, she of course uses her new found friend to her advantage
in taking on all of her enemies. The two of them begin working in a hostess
bar where Cheung Man comes into contact again with Ken Lo.
It isn't until she receives a bump on the head
though that her memory comes back and she realizes that she must still
revenge herself on Lo. She teams up with Chingmy and Jacky Cheung in exacting
this. Needless to say both ladies look ravishing in this well stylized
if not entirely satisfying film. It has some very enjoyable fast moving
action bits, but bogs down from time to time.
I must confess though to a weakness for super
heroines in masks - especially ones as breathtaking as Cheung Man is in
this fun genre mutating film.
My rating for this film: 6.5