A young lady servant named Little Cabbage (Yvonne Yung) falls in love with master scholar Yeung Naai (Lawrence Ng). While the master is away, he discovers that the master’s wife is having an affair. When the wife finds about that Little Cabbage knows, she marries Cabbage off to a villager with an overtly-large member, then sets out to blame Cabbage of a murder she did not commit. All this intercut with scenes of torture along the way.
Now you might think that, by the synopsis alone, this is one of the sickest movies ever made. And while yes, it is violent and sexually explicit, I’d have a hard time placing this CAT III film into that context. For you see, for all it’s explicit material, A Chinese Torture Chamber Story is, without hiding it, a comedy. We see it from the first scenes, with it’s exaggerated characters and gestures, not to mention the ridiculous overacting done by all. This is cut with all the torture footage which only adds to the bizarre nature of this film: only the Chinese could have the balls to make a movie that has such unpleasant material but make you laugh in the process. Now it must be said that a lot of the comedy comes from the sex scenes. First we get some Chinese s&m costumes (with bells that squeeze the breasts to the point of pain), then a man ejaculates like a hose into a gong, and to top it all off, we have a wire-fu sex sequence that must truly be seen to be believed. The first time I saw this I couldn’t believe it, and then I started wishing I could do half the stuff these people do. So yes, this movie is very graphic, but it’s a comedy, and a very good one at that.