My Young Auntie [DVD] [1981]

  • SKU: 8253953
  • Release Date: 06/19/2007
  • Rating: NR
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Special Features

  • Interviews with star Kara Hui
  • Feature commentary by film critics Andy Klein and Elvis Mitchell
  • Interview with film scholars David Chute and Andy Klein
  • Stills gallery
  • Trailer gallery
  • Commenatator biographies


My Young Auntie
In a change from the usual action film, this story starts with the marriage of a young, uptight female martial-arts champion, Cheng Tai-nun (Hui Ying-hung) to an elderly and very wealthy landowner. The marriage is in name only, and takes place at the wishes of the old man expressly to keep his estate from falling into the greedy and unscrupulous hands of his brother. Tai-nun inherits his estate when he dies, and is soon in Canton, staying with her older nephew by marriage, Yu Cheng-chuan (Liu Chia-liang), and his young and attractive son Yu Tao (Hsia Hou). When the traditional and conservative Tai-nun, a woman from the provinces, runs into the modern and Westernized Yu Tao for the first time, the sparks fly and the comedy of cultural clashes begins. As the relationship between the two young protagonists of the old versus the new takes its own jaunty course, the evil brother steals the deed to the dead husband's estate, and the action begins. Tai-nun gets to showcase her martial-arts talents, as her views of the world slowly begin to change. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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    Hui Ying-Hung

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A grand "Aunt"


    "Kara"Hui Ying Hung sparkles like a diamond here. Only in her teens and just three weeks removed from an appendicitus operation, she is flawless in her acting and fighting. She won the Hong Kong equivalent of Best Actress Oscar for this role. Despite its title, "My Young Auntie" is a martial arts masterpiece. The first three quarters of the movie deals with the "Westernization" of China and there's a lot of comedy. Kung Fu is worked in but in unusual contexts, such as at a costume ball. And in a wonderful scene where Hui Ying Hung, teetering on unfamiliar high heels and wearing a slit to the hips dress, fights off lecherous punks while vainly trying not to show her legs. Then in the final half hour director/choreographer Lau Kar Leung clears the decks for more serious fights. And they're as good as any you'll ever see. Extras include an interview with Hui Ying Hung and a commentary track by two martial arts film critics.

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