The 33D Invader

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The 33D Invader
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Directed by Cash Chin
Produced by Cash Chin
Written by Sean Chan
Starring Macy Wu
Chen Chun-yan
Akiho Yoshizawa
Taka Kato
Music by Kenneth Tjon
Lin Ka-chun
Cinematography Ross Clarkson
Edited by Lee Kar-wing
Production
company
My Way Film
Distributed by My Way Film
Release dates
  • 6 October 2011 (2011-10-06) (Hong Kong)
Running time 82 minutes
Country Hong Kong

The 33D Invader (蜜桃成熟時33D) is a 2011 Hong Kong science fiction sex comedy film directed by Cash Chin. The film stars Macy Wu as a girl named Future who has to re-populate the human race after radiation attacks from the Xucker race have made 99% of men on Earth infertile in the year 2046. The film was released in Hong Kong on 6 October 2011 and was be shown at Far East Film Festival in Udine. The film has received negative reviews.

Plot[edit]

A young woman named Future (Macy Wu) is sent from the year 2046 to the year 2011 in Hong Kong. Future was sent by the United Nations in order to get pregnant, where she can then extract her genes and repopulate the earth as 99% of males have become infertile in the future due to attacks from Planet Xucker. Two assassins from Xucker (Taka Kato and Ya-wen Hseh) are sent after her to stop her. Future meets three University students: Felix (Justin Cheung), Dan-san (Andrew Kwok) and Sing (Tsui Ho-cheong). The men are obsessed with female students next door: Chin-chin (Akiho Yoshizawa), Chen-chen (Monna Lam and Sai-sai (Chen Chih-ying). The students agree to help Future find a mate at the university.[1]

Production[edit]

The film has an international cast with Chinese actress Macy Wu as Future, Taiwanese male lead of Chen Chun-yan as the lead role of Long and two Japanese AV idols (Akiho Yoshizawa as Chin-chin and Akiho and Taka Kato as a Xucker male assassin.[1] Despite the film title, it is not a 3D film.[1]

Chinese model Macy Wu stated she took on the role of Future as she felt director Cash Chin "filmed women in a beautiful way".[2] Wu reportedly beat model Mavis Pan to the role.[2]

Style[edit]

The 33D Invader's director Cash Chin is known for creating Category III sexploitation films in Hong Kong such as Sex & Zen II (1996) and the sequels to the film Crazy Love.[1] Derek Elley of Film Business Asia described the style of The 33D Invader as "a harmless, silly-arse Cantonese youth comedy with lots of nudity and a couple of gross-out visual gags".[1] A review in Twitch Film described the first half of the film as "a typical eighties student sex comedy, "Porky's" style" and that the science fiction "girl-from-the-future plot only kicks in when the film reaches its halfway point."[3]

Release[edit]

The film was released theatrically in Hong Kong on 6 October 2011.[1] The film was screened at the 14th Udine Far East Festival in Italy in 2012.[4][5] The film grossed a total of $302,387 in Hong Kong where it peaked at the fourth highest grossing film in the region on its second week of release.[6]

A blu-ray disc of the film was released in Region A by Kam & Ronson. The disc contains Cantonese and Mandarin languages and English subtitles.[3]

Reception[edit]

Film Business Asia gave the film a rating of three out of ten, calling it a "Lame softcore sex comedy" and that the best thing about the film apart from the lead of Macy Wu was "the title".[1] A review from Twitch Film opined that it was "a pretty terrible film" but stated that the character's portrayed by Akiho Yoshizawa and Chen Chih Ying "willingness...to disrobe at the slightest provocation, and occasionally even to cause provocation, makes the film a not all-together arduous experience."[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Elley, Derek (12 April 2012). "The 33D Invader". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Peng, Kwok Kar (5 January 2012). "I Didn't Strip for Fame". The New Paper. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Vijn, Ard (11 April 2012). "Blu-ray Review: The 33D Invader". Twitch Film. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Unspoiled Brats and Fresh Wave define Udine". Film Business Asia. 10 April 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "All the films at a Glance". Udine Far east Festival. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "3DD". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Marsh, James (7 October 2011). "33D Invader Review". Twitch Film. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 

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