Thursday, January 15, 2009

Boys Are Easy Lobby Cards


For God of Gambler Returns, I mentioned that so many of the HK films of the early 90's had amazing casts - well not too many had more star power than this absolutely goofy Wong Jing comedy, Boys are Easy (1993). On the male side there was Ekin, Jacky Cheung and Tony Leung Ka-fai but it was on the female side that things got interesting - three sisters looking for love played by Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung and Chingmy Yau. That all three were having a hard time finding it tested most viewers sense of believeability. The supporting cast wasn't too bad either - full of familiar faces like Richard Ng, Sandra Ng, Ronald Wong, Ken Lo, Helena Law Lan, Wu Fung, Yuen King-tan and Shing Fui-on. They were also trying to make a star of Jimmy Lin but that never happened. This is really an idiotic film but it is easily one of my favorite HK comedies ever. Just thinking of the triad olympics makes me giggle a bit. Unfortunately, the initial DVD that was released mysteriously was missing loads of footage such as the musical number at the bowling alley and I am not sure if a full version has been released since. If not, I hate to recommend this.


6 comments:

YTSL said...

Brian --

Is the Triad Olympics your favorite part of the movie? I actually prefer the "meet the parent" evening, ridiculously high stakes poker game and all! :D

Brian said...

Also loved the bowling alley musical number that came out of nowhere for absolutely no reason and all of the tough love scenes between Brigitte playing a quick to the punch butch cop and Tony playing an effeminant gigolo.

ewaffle said...

Wonderful that you and the rest of the Subway Cinema people saved these cards--great stuff. "Boys are Easy" was one of the movies that got me hooked on HK cinema. Brigitte Lin couldn't have been better as the tough cop.

The star power in the cast was amazing.

Marc said...

Looks like I need to get this asap!

Brian said...

Well, remember I am not sure if there is a dvd out there that isn't cut to pieces.

Brian said...

Well, remember I am not sure if there is a dvd out there that isn't cut to pieces.