First Asian Girls-With-Guns Extravaganza
NOW FULLY UNCUT (91 minutes!)
Original Hong Kong/Cantonese Title: QIAO
TAN NU JIAO WA [International
Female Detective Squad]
director: Pao Hsuen-Li
starring: Evelyne Kraft · Yen Nan-Hsi · Shaw Yin-Yin · Dana · Chin Cheng-Lan
· Szu Wei · Hsun Nan-Kung
all accounts, this was the first contemporary HK girls-with-guns flicks,
obviously inspired by America's Charlie's Angels (ABC TV, 1976-82).
Produced by the prolific Shaw Brothers, it features a collection of
beautiful martial arts divas... a Hong Kong police woman, a Japanese
undercover cop, Korean security agent and an Interpol detective (played
by alluring Evelyne Kraft, best known for her jungle girl character
PEKING MAN). Horror writer I Kuang (BLACK
CURSE, etc) concentrates on fast-paced action, kung-fu
fights and a lurid plot involving strippers for this story
of an elite undercover female police squad trying to infiltrate a gang
of jewel traffickers.
Evelyne Kraft began making movies in 1972 with a minor role in Ferdinando
Merighi's Euro thriller FRENCH
SEX MURDERS. She followed that project with numerous German
television shows and a starring role in LADY
DRACULA. Evelyne answered an International Want Ad posted by
Shaw Brothers in 1977 and moved to Hong Kong for a starring role in
this film. It was quickly followed by GOLIATHON
(MIGHTY PEKING MAN). In 1981 (after appearing in the French/Russian
co-production Assassination Attempt), she married and
retired from the entertainment business. Evelyne then dedicated herself
to charity work in Africa with her own Nigerian construction company.
Ms Kraft died in Islisberg Switzerland at age of 57 from a heart attack,
Tsen Shu-Yi (using the pseudonym Dana here) is also a standout as agent
Lu Pin. She is probably best known for her roles in BLACK
MAGIC and BAMBOO
HOUSE OF DOLLS.
A Hong Kong/Chinese
film with optional English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9),
uncut (91 minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT. Extras
include theatrical trailers.
Recommended for Mature Audiences