Issue #224a           HOME          E-mail:        BACK ISSUES            August 9th, 2004

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Sex Seduction of Shu Qi and Yvonne Yung Takes Tokyo



Rating: 6/10
Yung Hung: Yat boon mung wan ji lui
Weng Hong: Ri ben meng huan zhi lu
Yvonne Yung: Fantastic Dream Japanese Vacation



Back in issue #201, I mentioned that some of the many Shu Qi pictorial discs on the market undoubtedly duplicated material available in other territories. Such is the case with SEX SEDUCTION OF SHU QI, a South Korean release that essentially replicates the contents of Winson’s HK disc, SHU QI: TRUE WOMAN. Actually, it would be more correct to say that it replicates part of that disc as the Dae Kyeong’s DVD is a somewhat different edit of the same material running 23 minutes shorter. Picture and audio quality on the Korean release is comparable with the HK platter but, alas, it carries the same prominent logo throughout (though in the upper right hand corner this time). Aside from a brief Korean profile of Shu, the sole extra is a half hour collection of video grabs (complete with that damn logo again) set to music, including a truly horrid cover of Paul Young’s "Every Time You Go Away." TRUE WOMAN may now be out of print but, if you are able to locate a copy, there is no reason to bother with this abbreviated variant. The 29 minute pictorial section is presented in a single chapter, with the 7 chapter options applying only to the supplement. While it is possible to skip back to the beginning of a chapter using your remote, the only way to advance to the next one is via scanning or by going back to the Screen Selection menu, a needless annoyance.


Although she has appeared nude in films like A CHINESE TORTURE CHAMBER STORY and DON’T STOP MY CRAZY LOVE FOR YOU, Yvonne Yung Hung keeps her "points" mostly concealed in YVONNE YUNG TAKES TOKYO. As suggested by the title, this follows the sweet looking Taiwanese dancer-turned-actress on an excursion to Japan. We start off with her arrival at the airport, no less, and watch Yung in various locations, including recreations of traditional towns and bathhouses, and an outdoor market. She also dons attractive period outfits and poses provocatively in various locations, including a lush villa. Yung provides a running narration (predominantly in Mandarin, with no subtitle options) and Chinese text also occasionally appears to set up the different segments.

As these programs go, YVONNE YUNG TAKES TOKYO is not very adventurous but its subject’s considerable beauty is befittingly exhibited, an adequate number of Japanese tourist locales are explored and the scoring shows some imagination, utilizing a few unusual, atmospheric pieces instead of just the typical pop numbers.



Despite the short running time and a lack of bit consuming extras or 5.1 and/or DTS tracks, Forel has gone the extra mile by putting YVONNE YUNG TAKES TOKYO on a dual layer platter. The image quality is good when the videography is not relying too heavily on filters and other forms of haze, and the 2.0 stereo has very nice presence. The sole supplement is a 2 minute photo gallery consisting of actual pictures, not just grabs from the program.

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Images in this review courtesy of Dae Kyeong Digital Video Disc Co. and Forel.

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DVD Specifications

  • South Korea Release
  • NTSC Region 0
  • Dae Kyeong Digital Video Disc Co. #ND-0013
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0
  • No Dialogue or Subtitles
  • 7 Chapters
  • Fullscreen (1.33:1)
  • 29 Minutes

Ratings & Consumer Information

  • South Korea: 18
  • Contains nudity throughout


DVD Specifications

  • Taiwan Release
  • NTSC Region 0
  • Forel #DVDB-006
  • Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Sync Sound Mandarin Language
  • No Subtitles
  • 6 Chapters
  • Multi-Aspect Ratio (mostly 1.33:1)
  • 53 Minutes

Ratings & Consumer Information

  • Not Available
  • Contains semi-nudity

  • 10 A Masterpiece
  • 9 Excellent
  • 8 Highly Recommended
  • 7 Very Good
  • 6 Recommended
  • 5 Marginal Recommendation
  • 4 Not Recommended
  • 3 Poor
  • 2 Definitely Not Recommended
  • 1 Dreadful