Holy Virgin vs. First, however, we have to go through a chunk of fairly tedious detective work, as teacher Shiang Yen and friends struggle to clear his name, after a picnic for him and some students ends with him the sole survivor. This turns out to involve somehow - details are absolutely not this movie's interest - the Moon Monster, a Cambodian demon which every 30 years comes back and blah, murder, blah. Cue foreign location shooting, as Shiang, along with sword-wielding local heroine and Holy Virgin, Princess White Yeung , must confront the Moon Monster and his master before they can blah, sacrifice, blah Our fondness for Donnie Yen here is immense, but in the first half, there's just too much sitting around chatting, despite the welcome presence of Sibelle Hu as a cop always on the edge of violence; she resigns mid-way through, and then vanishes from the movie. Okay, there's a fair bit of naked flesh, and some gore too, but it all seems to be lit using a torch with dodgy batteries surely they aren't trying to hide the cheap effects, are they?
The Holy Virgin Versus the Evil Dead (Moh sun gip)
Ultimately I thought that it does enough to warrant the vampire label and is probably vampire enough to dispense with questioning the film and thus I should get on with reviewing it. It is a strange one, clearly aping — at least in title — the cult Sam Raimi film from ten years before. In reality there is only some POV moving camera work and some wind machines that truly ape the classic film. It is, however, a film in which we play the game "spot the virgin". In fact this is a bit of an exploitation flick.
A teacher and his five female students are attacked by a monster with neon-green eyes. The teacher escapes but his students are completely dismembered. He soon discovers the monster is worshipped by a cult whose ambition is to rule the world and tear the clothes off young girls. Wong Ka-Kui. English Cantonese.