ICE-Vision: The Boxer’s Omen (Chih-Hung Kuei, 1983)
Thursday, February 18 at 8 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150
Film Studies major Will Stephenson continues ICE’s informal weekly series, selecting a variety of world cinema classics and subcultural curiosities.
“The Boxer’s Omen has long had a reputation for outrageousness with horror addicts and Asian film fans alike. Those unfamiliar with the film will be happy to know that the film truly lives up to that reputation, delivering a string of jaw-dropping magic-oriented horror sequences that deliver a few films’ worth of creatures, bloodcurdling transformations and psychedelic gore. It also boasts a unique plot built on not one but two revenge scenarios and some kickboxing filmed in a style reminiscent of Raging Bull. That said, the film is built on the ebb and flow of its horrific moments and director Chih-Hung Kuei handles these moments with a deft touch, making excellent use of grandiose sets and colored lighting to create a mood of candy-colored surrealism for all the scary goings-on.” -All Movie Guide