Nu Hei Xia Huang Ying
1992 / 89m - Hong Kong
Action, Crime
Deadly Dream Woman poster


October 25, 2022


Jing Wong and Taylor Wong are an odd combination, so it's no surprise this film turned out to be a pretty odd mess. Jing was no doubt responsible for the lighter segments, while Taylor probably occupied himself with the grittier bits. Do they necessarily belong in the same film? Nah, but who cares, right?

Nightingale Wong is a fearsome fighter who is called in by her boss to weed out some bad seeds in his organization. She fails to protect him and ends up with some kindhearted prostitutes, after having lost her memories. She can't escape her fate and not soon after she bumps into the man who killed her boss.

The cast is pretty solid for a film like this, the action sequences are decent and the pacing is traditionally slick. The film makes no sense whatsoever though (the superhero outfit of the main character is a true puzzler for example) and the direction is pretty messy and rushed. It's decent entertainment in other words, as long as you keep your expectations in check.