The Blue Jean Monster (1991)

Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Hong Kong filmmaker Ivan Lai directed this outrageous, blackly comic horror film whose original title refers to a legendary demon fighter in Chinese myth. Here, the lead role falls to Shing Fui-on, an experienced supporting player in a rare star turn as Tsu, a police officer who is murdered while attempting to foil a bank robbery. Tsu is brought back from the grave by a peculiar turn of events involving electricity and the urine of a cat, rising as a powerful zombie who can pull food intact from a hole in his stomach, stop bullets, and seal off his wounds with a plaster consisting of maxi-pads and cookie dough, but needs a constant flow of electricity to remain ambulatory. Tsu's goal, of course, is to apprehend his killers and witness the birth of his child, but the balance of the film concerns some truly bizarre sight gags meant to widen viewers' eyes and drop their jaws, much like Peter Jackson's New Zealand zombie opus Dead-Alive. Those looking for subtlety won't find it here, as the majority of laughs come from tasteless moments such as the scene in which the super-strong Tsu accidentally bursts a prostitute's breasts like ripe tomatoes, spraying himself with milk. Pauline Wong co-stars with Gloria Yip and Amy Yip.