The Girlie Bar - Lo Mar (1976)
Mandarin | Subtitle: English (hard coded)| 1:56:09 | 704 x 400 NTSC | NRG (you have to burn the files with nero as video cd!) | MP3 – 100 kbps | 980 MB
Melodrama and exploitation get combined for The Girlie Bar, a popular Shaw Brothers film with skin, sin, and even some social discourse. Yeh Feng plays a widower forced to employ his three beautiful daughters as prostitutes to make ends meet. His daughters take to their sordid profession in varying ways, but the youngest Fen (Lin Chen Chi) wants out of the life, and demonstrates it by refusing to sleep with an old drunk. To reward her for her integrity, her father whips her! Possible salvation comes in the form of a rich college boy, but will Fen's past ruin any chance for love? Meanwhile, middle daughter Yan (Chen Ping) is pregnant and abandoned, and eldest Hong (Helen Ko) is a widow who must raise her son while still working for her dear old dad! The bar has a variety of other stories, but nearly all point the sad and cruel vagaries of fate which lead people to lead such desperate lives. Plus there's sex and seduction, and more than a little skin. The Girlie Bar may be more than a skin flick, but it doesn't shy away from exploitation elements, making this an alternately affecting and titillating Hong Kong movie.