THEY CALL HER CLEOPATRA WONG (Bobby A. Suarez, 1978) repro poster SIGNED BY MARRIE LEE!
Full colour poster (59.5cm x 42cm) with a magnificent design, actress Marrie Lee's own reproduction of the original cinema poster, SIGNED BY MARRIE LEE at her Brisbane International Film Festival appearance, August 2006.
SYNOPSIS: “She purrs like a kitten... makes love like a siren!” Outrageous pan-Asian actioner starring Singaporean beauty Marrie Lee as the high-kicking disco diva, weapons expert and secret agent Cleopatra Wong. While on holiday in Manila, Cleo uncovers a major currency counterfeit operation, and immediately her kindly but sleazy Interpol chief orders her on the trail. Clad in orange hotpants and white boots, shooting through thin air on a turbo bike and taking on thirty balding wrestlers at once, it’s little wonder fanboy Asian fetishist Quentin Tarantino cites Cleo as a major inspiration for his Kill Bill series.
In a classy display of Filipino ingenuity, producer/director Bobby A. Suarez milks his international locations for all his micro-budget allows: from a chop-sockfest above Hong Kong harbour and a riotous free-for-all on Singapore’s Sentosa Island to the film’s explosive finale, a thirty-minute undercover raid on a monastery with Cleo and co in nuns’ habits (and mustaches) tearing up the Philippines countryside in possibly the only entry in the "Nuns with Guns" subgenre.
Cleopatra Wong is a landmark film in Filipino cinema for a number of reasons - the first international hit from an all-local production as well as start of the hugely successful Cleo Wong series (Dynamite Johnson, Devil’s Angels). Canny exploitation genius Suarez gleefully mixes equal parts black chick superhero Cleopatra Jones, the gadget-laden internationalism of James Bond films, and the still-popular antics of Bruce Lee. Never has Filipino cinema been so gloriously derivative, so cheesily Seventies, or so much goofy, jaw-on-the-floor fun.
CONDITION: The poster has the slightest of crease marks on the bottom left edge, almost unnoticeable, and is otherwise in excellent condition.
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