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虎辮子 (1974)

Reviewed by: dleedlee
Date: 06/17/2004

Tiger Girl (Cheng Pei Pei) subdues a gang of seven would be robbers (including one dwarf) then dragoons them into helping find her missing father. The father has gone up the mountain to act as a guide for government officials to locate a treasure cave filled with Imperial loot. When Tiger Girl sees her father’s pipe and knife in the gang’s possession she fears the worst. So, that evening, after performing the deliciously entertaining Tiger Bone Wine song and dance, she ties up the drunken gang and heads up the mountain with them in tow. As one of them later says, ‘We’re tied for a roll call to hell.’

Of course, during the trip and among a number of farting, peeing and sh*tting jokes, both sides soften up towards each other. Once on the mountain, they meet more treasures hunters, including the Bear Brothers and gangster Huang. Mayhem, naturally, ensues among them. Cheng Pei Pei is alternatingly athletic and vicious. She cracks mean whip, kicks, flips, throws and splits.There are plenty of rough and tumble fights with elements of judo and WWF-style head banging thrown in. Tiger Girl is also a crack shot with a mini-crossbow.

Except for the introductory scene, the whole film is shot outdoors, in rugged mountain terrain and caves and what almost looks like a coal pit. Yet Cheng Pei Pei still manages to look quite fetching in her tiger skin and ankle bells (which she manages to also turn into a weapon).

And, like Wong Fei Hung, Tiger Girl, on the side of righteousness, wants to see the treasure returned to the government from which it’s stolen.

Even on the pan and scan version of the video I watched, this one’s a keeper.

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: goldenshaw
Date: 04/14/2003
Summary: superb action

This is definitely one of the best movie
of Cheng Pei Pei lots of superb action
sequence, storyline similar to the classic film "Treasures of Sierra Madre"