The Golden Lotus

The Golden Lotus (1974)

1974
October 8, 2020

Golden Lotus is based, in part, on Jin Ping Mei, a famous erotic novel of ancient China. Li Han-Hsiang adapted part of the story into this film, which starts with Hsi Men Ching, a successful merchant, wooing Pan Chin Lien, the beautiful wife of one of the townspeople. There have been many film versions of “The Golden Lotus”, but none have combined artistry with sensuality as successfully as this 1974 classic, featuring three of the […]

Lady in Heat (1999)

1999

An anthology of three erotic stories. In the first story (“Pink Encounter”), a salesman is unable to control his libido as a customer takes off all her clothes to test out a bathtub for sale. The second story (“House For Rent”) features two couples who are sexually unsatisfied until they get the idea to first cheat on each other’s partner and later, when they learn of each other’s infidelity, to ultimately switch partners. In the […]

Butterfly

Butterfly (2004) aka Hu die

2004

Flavia is a thirtysomething married teacher. She has suppressed the memory of her adolescent lesbian fling with Jin and is stuck in a stifling marriage. A chance encounter in a supermarket with the playful and seductive singer Yip reawakens dormant feelings and she begins to think back on her teenage affair with Jin.

Xiu Xiu (1995)

1995
May 24, 2020

Yu Lei plays an orphan Xiu Xiu, who is married to a foreign land when she was three. Her husband, a hunter (Lau Hok Yin), doesn’t know how to love her. So a passionate affair is unavoidable when she meets up with a military doctor (Winston Chao).

Hold You Tight (1998)

1998
May 19, 2020

Jie is a Taiwanese immigrant in Hong Kong who is drawn to awkward newlywed Wai (Sunny Chan). Jie is unable to become closer to Wai, but instead enters into a torrid affair with Wai’s new bride (Chingmy Yau), who is not long for the world, and her departure leaves Wai shattered. He enters into a friendship with an openly gay real estate salesman (Eric Tsang), who also harbors feelings for Wai. Meanwhile, Jie returns to […]

Angel Heart

Angel Heart (1995)

1995
May 18, 2020

Having spent a harrowing time in prison, Miao Wei (Franco Jiang) looks up both former, casual lovers but also his childhood sweetheart Wennie (Vivian Hsu). It’s not long until they’re married and off on a perfect path together but Miao Wei takes scars from his prison time into his intimate moments with Wennie. Claiming he loves her too much, the relationship begins falling apart in dangerous ways…