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Nepal Affair


Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 11/22/2003
Summary: Boring!!

I don't know what people see in this movie. I had the fast forward button pushed down for most of the movie. The action, what little there is, is just way overboard. There is no scares in this movie, i just can't see why they even made this movie. Bored to tears!!

2/10


Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 04/10/2002
Summary: Great

Perhaps one of the strangest films I ever saw from Hong Kong, but strange doesn’t necessarily mean bad. In fact, I think most people would enjoy it if they saw it.

Joe (Chow Yun Fat) and his girlfriend Ida (Nam Kit Yin) travel to Nepal on holiday, and all seems well and fine. That is until a strange woman (Emily Chu) bumps into him, and seems to be following him around. He doesn’t realise it, but he has inherited supernatural powers that pose a threat to the woman. So Joe starts experiencing problems and strange possessive powers as the women pursues him, and ends up loosing consciousness after she attacks him.

Next thing he knows, he’s back in Hong Kong in hospital, with little idea as to what happened, but feels that he must return to find out who or what this women is. But before he does, she ends up in Hong Kong too, in the same hospital in fact. Without saying a word to each other though, they are soon flying around the room, with Joe not knowing what is happening to him. Though she doesn’t speak Chinese, they soon manage to communicate in their own ways, by sending a spirit inside his body. He soon find out that it is not her he should be fearing, but the evil witch master (Dick Wei) from another realm who is trying to take the power away and use it himself. Things begin to get scary (well, for them anyway) when they break down in a cemetary and are attacked by zombies!

Many funny sequences follow throughout the film, as Joe trys everything to work out the secret of the women. It ends up being very enjoyable indeed. I can see why some of the reviewers might not like it, but to most people I think they would enjoy it, as long as you don’t take it too seriously that is.

Like I said at the beginning, this is a very strange film, but there is so much to like about it. An interesting enough story, with good settings, though not much real acting going on. The cheap special effects look stupid by today’s standards, but for back then, it’s reasonably impressive I must say! It’s a little like a modern day Chinese Ghost Story, so if you liked that movie, you may like this one too.

Rating: [3.5/5]

This is better known as 'The Witch From Nepal' if you try to track it down.







Reviewed by: ksbutterbox
Date: 01/24/2002
Summary: Class Act !

This movie has everything for everyone. Not only is the acting well done..the special FX for 1985 and Ching Sui Tung's fantastic early wire work is groundbreaking!! 2nd time was better after first viewing sat on the shelf for a bit. Really do recommend this as a cool,creepy, and romantic date movie.


Reviewed by: s****
Date: 05/16/2001

I just have to say, this movie is totally boring. If you watch it, you will be bored, unless you are somewhat tired, in which case you will be asleep. This whole "go to mainland China and meet a witch" genre is somewhat beyond me. Why would anyone be interested in this stuff? There's a briefly interesting fight scene at the film's end, but by the time you get there you won't even notice. Clearly, no one involved in this film thought it was worth the time or energy to try anything new. Come to think of it, they were right.


Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

While on vacation on Tibet with his best friend and boththeir girlfriends, a man has unknowingly inherited a supernatural power from a powerful ancestoral Nepalese tribal chief, and is hunted by one who wants that power for himself. The battle takes them to Hong Kong, where a spectacular fight occurs on top of skyscrapers in the financial district.

[Reviewed by Rim Films Catalog]


Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

Chow Yun-Fat is an artist pursued by petite Emily Chu, who tells him his destiny -- to save Nepal from the forces of evil. The silliness reaches critical mass when our hero, his girlfriend, and some ballet students in tu-tus get stuck in a graveyard (the old car-tires-spinning-in-mud gimmick) while being pursued by an army of living dead. Still, it does have lots of action.

(1.5/4)



[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 3