100 ways to murder your wife starring Chow Yun Fat & Anita Mui

I was rifling through my movie collection in hopes to trim some fat on storage space & up pops a VHS copy of this 1986 movie called “100 Ways to Murder your wife” starring Chow Yun Fat, the late Anita Mui, Joey Wong, & Kenny Bee. I quickly reheated some plump & juicy wonton noodle soup from New York Noodletown, leftovers from the previous night, & literally went to town on revisiting this slapstick movie starring the Fat Man! Chow Yun Fat plays the role of a veteran professional soccer player from Hong Kong who is married to a beautiful woman starred by Joey Wong. Everything is hunky dory with the couple except that the Fat man is one jealous son of a china man. The wife is friendly with others in an innocent way, but Fat man assumes the worst when the wifee is social with the dudes. In parallel to this story, Kenny Bee also plays the role of a pro soccer player with Anita Mui as his wife. Anita Mui plays the more aggressive & verbally abusive wife who tries to consul Kenny Bee in getting a more lucrative job rather than playing fancy footwork with a soccer ball. After a frustrating day with the wives, Fat Man & Kenny Bee meet by chance at a local bar. They both get shit faced & begin to talk about murdering their wives in a jokingly manner. Then, they both agree to murder each others wives & the slapstick games begin! Chow Yun Fat appears at Kenny Bee’s home in all his drunken glory with a feeble attempt to wack Anita Mui. Anita ends up smashing Fat Man over the head with a porcelain vase & out like a light he goes. When Kenny awakes in the morning, he finds Fat man sleeping on his sofa, & they both begin to think that the wife really did get murdered! Kenny is in shock but he must keep his word, & murder CYF’s wife. The escapades continue with unique ways to murder the wives including electrocution from a projection TV thrown into a pool, starting a fire with a magnified clear glass plate close to gas lines, a guillotine strategically placed by a tanning chair, & releasing of piranhas in the pool. There is also a funny scene at a gay club that Chow Yun Fat & Kenny Bee end up going to in hopes to win back the hearts of their wives. The finale of the movie involves being at the highest point in Hong Kong, a wedding, & a hot air balloon! This movie really brought back some good memories of Hong Kong movies in their glory years! It wasn’t that this movie was that spectacular, but the time period of the mid to late eighties, Chow Yun Fat, Anita Mui, the hair, the dress, & the over the top slapstick comedy would bring a smile back to anyone’s face who is into HK film! If you are a Chow Yun Fat fan, then you should check this flick out. It’s one of his better silly movies. After re-watching this film, I have a sudden urge to rock that flip flop hairdo, heavily slurp some ramen noodles, wear some tightass short shorts, & run around with a chinese meat cleaver!

–Mr. C (7 out of 10 ‘flock of seagulls’)

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