When Shu Qi decided to
switch over to mainstream movies, Wong Jing recruited another Taiwanese
beauty for his Category III productions. Chung Chun (credited variously
with the English names Jane Chung and Jessica Chung) did not achieve
the same level of notoriety and experienced personal problems that
reportedly led to a suicide attempt. This is a shame on both counts,
but THE FRUIT IS SWELLING is a beloved C-III classic and SEX AND ZEN
III has been widely seen.
As one might expect, Chung also did
a video pictorial. GAME OVER follows her around on vacation in Australia,
visiting various spots in Brisbane and the Solothurn Rural Resort.
Intermittent bits of peek-a-boo nudity ensue as she goes shopping
(and then tries her purchases on back at the hotel), visits a video
gambling parlor, gets tips on pinball from a local Billy Zane-lookalike
named Andy, drinks herself sick (perfectly understandable with Australian
beer), and wanders the streets in an apparent fit of loneliness (while
video pictorials are not known for their multiple language options,
this HK DVD inexplicably has no Cantonese version and no subtitles
if you dont speak Mandarin, you are out of luck when
it comes to understanding Chungs frequent voiceovers). Eventually,
she perks up and visits the beach, checks out some koala bears and
hitchhikes to visit the Pinball Wizard (she could afford to stay at
a 5-star hotel but risks riding with some grubby truckers?). After
pulling a Faye Wang and tidying his place up, she rolls around in
bed, discovers how awful Australian TV is, goes grocery shopping,
and gives up waiting for Andy (who just takes off when Chung shows
up at his place and practically throws herself at him). Having had
her fill of Down Under, Chung returns to Taipei and goes to church,
apparently deriving more comfort from The Lord than Andy the twit.
As visual muzak, this Taiwanese production
is adequate, but not nearly as dynamic or sexy as one might hope.
For the most part, Chung looked more enticing in her features and
was certainly employed to better advantage in them. The lack of translation
muddies the context, but given how pretentious a few scenes are, that
may be for the better. Some B & W behind-the-scenes footage appears
after the end crawl.