Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cherie Chung Week: The Introduction

Well, it's more like Cherie Chung 6-Day Week as the real reviews will start on Monday and continue through Saturday; this is just the introduction.

Every time I read something about the still lovely 50-year-old Cherie Chung on the wonderful and always useful Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver blog, I get a little bit smitten all over again.

It's not that the 50-year-old actress still looks great in whatever new ad spread blogmaster dleedlee has uncovered.

No, Cherie Chung just seems as sexy and vulnerable as she did in many of her classic films and I'm reminded of all of the qualities of the actress that I like so much. She remains one of the very few actresses who can accomplish almost as much without dialogue as she can with it.

After the efforts I undertook to score a copy of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (1983) -- I now own a backup copy on DVD and still retain my original VCD scored on my first trip to Hong Kong -- I sort of value all of Cherie's pictures a bit more now for some weird reason.

So hopefully the next 6 days of reviews of some Cherie's more obscure titles will earn the actress a few new fans; I can't be the only person who sort of overlooked Cherie in the classic Peking Opera Blues (1986)?

Here are a few photos from My Darling Genie (1984), Maybe It's Love (1984), and Cherie (1984).