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My Wife's Lover
1992; Gordon's Film Production/Take Show Production)
Definitely Not Recommended
Tai tai dik ching yan
Mandarin: Tai tai de qing ren
English: Wife's Lover
Much slicker than the usual Hong Kong Category III fare of its period, this sexploitation yarn uses music video stylistics to enhance a standard genre premise. Weary of her irresponsible, philandering husband, Alan (Vincent Lam Wai), businesswoman Joanne (EROTIC GHOST STORY II & III's Noel Chik King-man) begins to appreciate the attention shown her by Terry (Maria Tung Ling, billed here as Maria Mok), a Eurasian lesbian from her French class. Joanne decides to enlist Terry's professional services as a photographer for a company project but ends up being seduced by the woman. While initially upset, she finds that her subsequent sexual encounter with Alan is much more pleasurable and that helps to overcome her initial reservations and guilt. However, Alan has also taken an interest in Terry and, upon promising her that he only wants a one-night stand, she agrees to sleep with him. Although he has had more than his share of flings in the past, Alan finds that he cannot do without Terry and she begins to feel the same way, leaving Joanne out in the cold.
Steering clear of the juvenile humor and sexual violence often found in HK adult films (save for one typical bit where a partner resists a come-on at first and then succumbs), MY WIFE'S LOVER (produced, directed, and photographed by Kevin Chu Kar-wang) is moderately erotic and better acted than the usual adult product. However, those expecting exotic diversion along the lines of NAKED KILLER, SEX AND ZEN, or EROTIC GHOST STORY may be disappointed to find that the film is not really all that different from Western softcore. It also suffers from a melodramatic ending that punishes one character in an arbitrary manner that few will find satisfying. The Lam Wai credited above is not the like-named star of LONG ARM OF THE LAW and PROJECT A II.
|Tai Seng #75784 (U.S. Label)
Dolby Digital 1.0
Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and Vietnamese Language Tracks (all post-synced)
Optional English Subtitles
14 Chapters Illustrated in the Menu With Grabs
Coded for ALL Regions
Contains abundant nudity and sexual content
Back cover art courtesy Tai Seng
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