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Murder (1993)

  Tags: 90's, Asian Horror, hong kong, Lawrence Cheng, Murder, thriller, underrated

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Lawrence Cheng
94 minutes
Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Lawrence Cheng, Spencer Lam, Damian Lau, Deannie Yip

This film has been described as having a Hitchcock-feel to the directing and that's pretty much what sold me to get the film and see for myself. I'm glad I did, because this is a pretty good movie. The story is about this ruthless female lawyer that nearly gets killed by her husband after they fight over a large amount of money. She awakens from her coma to find that she doesn't remember anything about her past. The ironic thing is the nurse that is supposed to take care of her is a client of the lawyers that was screwed over and she's back to get revenge.

The husband realizes his wife's state and instead of finishing what he set out to do, he keeps her alive only because she is the only one that knows where the money is hidden. She apparently hid the money they were fighting over before her "accident" occurred. The husband hires the "nurse" to continue to take care of her and hopes she regains her memory. As time goes on she realizes from people that knew her just how bad of a person she was and as she starts over with her new look on life, she and her husband end up falling in love all over again. Eventually she gets bits and pieces of her memory back and then has to choose whether to get revenge on her husband or forget it and be with him for the rest of her life.

I really wanted to describe a lot of the story, because I just think it's a very good and ironic premise for a film. The critics were right, the movie does have a Hitchcock-feel in the way it was directed and that made the movie all-the-more enjoyable. I also liked the comedy that was thrown into the film. Normally comedy doesn't work too well in movies like this, but it actually fit. There's nothing really meant to scare the audience in this film. It's more of an enjoyable thriller than anything. Sometimes I bend the rules on UHM to review a movie that isn't quite horror. Good acting, directing, story, good movie overall. I would have given a higher-rating, but I felt that a 7 was most fitting for a movie like this.

A HK movie that has a good story and directing. If you like asian films then I suggest you check this underrated gem.

Posted on August 17, 2009 - 5:11pm | FrighT MasteR