- 3 2017
Enter the Seven Virgins
Karate, Küsse, blonde Katzen / Virgins of the Seven Seas / The Bod Squad
Hong Kong/West Germany 1974
Runme Shaw, Wolf C.Hartwig for Shaw Brothers, Rapid Film
directed by Kuei Chih-Hung, Ernst Hofbauer
starring Yueh Hua, Liu Hui-Ling, Sonja Jeannine, Diane Drube, Gillian Bray, Tamara Elliot, Deborah Ralls, Wang Hsieh, Ko Ti Hua, Li Min-Lang, Chiang Yang, Chiang Han, Kao Hsiung, Chu Yao Ko, Ku Tsan-hsiung, Lin Wen-wei, Lo Han, Lu Hung, Mars (as Huo Shing), Wang Han Chen, Yang Chi
written by Cheng Yi Hsun, music by Wang Fu-ling
Five girls from England on their way to Australia (Sonja Jeannine,
Diane Drube, Gillian Bray, Tamara Elliot, Deborah Ralls) are kidnapped by
pirates and brought to boss Tiao (Li Min-Lang) to be sold as sex slaves.
Fortunately for the girls, one of bos Tiao's maids, Ko Mei Mei (Liu
Hui-Ling) is on their side, and she teaches them kung fu and spitting
olive stones (!) to defend themselves. And fortunately, too, her brother
Ko Pao (Yueh Hua) is a one-man rebel army, and as soon as the girls are
delivered to their respective buyers, Ko Pao strikes and frees them all.
Then he teaches them some more kung fu and sword fighting ... until Ko Pao
and the girls are captured and Ko Mei mei runs into an ambush. It's almost
curtains for Ko Pao and the girls as boss Tiao already prepares to rape
and kill them - but ko Mei Mei has in the meantime managed to free
herself, and now she frees her brother and the girls, and together they
take apart boss Tiao's gang and see to it that he gets his just desserts -
which includes some olive stone spitting.
I have no idea who thought it'd be a good idea to blend period martial
arts pictures the Hong Hong company Shaw Brothers got famous for
and brainless sexploitation German company Rapid Film got famous
for, because let's face it, these two genres got little in common.
However, whoever thought up this combination deserves praise for this
movie that resulted from his ideas, a totally stupid piece of sex and kung
fu carried by a plot silly as can be, full of ridiculously misogynistic
dialogue, brainless sex humour, topless martial arts and the like. Now of
course this film is utter trash with no redeeming values this side of so
bad it's good, but that's exactly the reason it's fun, too.