Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Red Heroine (1929)

Directed by Yimin Wen
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4

A woman agrees to become the concubine of an invading army's leader when he falsely arrests her father for treason. She eventually escapes and with the help of her brother, a wandering hermit and a flying superhero-woman takes revenge. Pure escapist entertainment overcomes a confusing plot and absolutely horrible English inter-titles. Raised to another level entirely by a modern soundtrack by the Devil Music Ensemble perfectly synched to the on-screen action. Originally part of a longer serial, apparently now lost.

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