The 33D Invader (2011)
Trailer-Eastern Eye Trailers x 4
|Year Of Production||2011|
|Running Time||78:53 (Case: 82)|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||Man Kei Chin|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||
Cantonese Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
Mandarin dts 5.1
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||2.35:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||2.35:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
In 2046 a race of aliens has invaded the earth and rendered most humans sterile. A fertile woman, Future (Macy Wu) goes back in time to 2011 to find a man and mate before returning pregnant to the future, thus securing the survival of the human race. Two aliens, one male, one female, are sent back in time to find and rape Future, thus making her infertile.
Future arrives, naked of course, in the 2011 Hong Kong apartment rented by Lawrence (Chen Jyun-Yan) and three horny male students (Tsui Ho-Cheong, Andrew Kwok and Justin Cheung) whose sole purpose in life is to peep at and hit on the four gorgeous girls in an adjoining apartment, Jeana (Akiho Yoshizawa) and her three friends (Chen Chih-Ying, Lee Ko-Chu and Monna Lam). Future has only three days to find a mate and thinks Lawrence will fit the bill nicely, but he has just got together with Jeana so resists her advances. However, he believes Future’s story and agrees to take her to the university campus to find a suitable mate. Jeana gets jealous of the existence of a beautiful woman in Lawrence’s flat and her three friends agree to a plan to help her out. Meanwhile, the alien “Terminators” are on Future’s trail and no-one is safe.
The 33D Invader (or Mi Tao Cheng Shu Shi 33D) is directed by Man Kei Chin whose previous films have included Sex & Zen 2 (1996) and The Forbidden Legend: Sex and Chopsticks 1 & 2 (2008 / 2009). As those titles suggest, the emphasis of his earlier films is on soft core erotica and The 33D Invader is more of the same. The plot obviously borrows from The Terminator franchise, but “plot” is really superfluous and the aliens disappear for 45 minutes. Instead the emphasis is firmly on comedy, nudity and sex.
On these the film delivers: there are lots of stunningly beautiful female bodies on display in The 33D Invader, with starlets / models from Japan, China and Taiwan, not to mention a few beautiful male bodies as well. Most of the cast of either sex take every opportunity to get their clothes off and female full frontal nudity is frequent. There is also lots of sex, some quite raunchy, but most is played for bawdiness rather than erotica and even the alien rape scenes, which bordered on the distasteful, didn’t really cross the line. Indeed, much of the film is closer to gross out comedy, such as when one character’s p**** gets tied in a knot, and is not intended to be taken at all seriously.
The 33D Invader does not pretend to be high art. The plot is non-sense, the acting indifferent, but that is hardly the point. Instead the naked bodies on display are gorgeous, the sex light-hearted and nothing is taken seriously. Eye candy central.
The 33D Invader is presented in an aspect ratio of 2.35:1, the original theatrical ratio, and is 16x9 enhanced.
The print is quite sharp with nice clean detail. In the opening title sequence it looks like a music video clip from the 1960s, but afterwards it settles to pleasant colours. Skin tones are good, and there is a lot of skin on show, blacks solid and shadow detail fine. Brightness and contrast are consistent. I did not notice any marks or artefacts.
The English subtitles are in an easy to read yellow font, although occasionally they sped by fairly quickly. I did not see any obvious spelling or grammatical errors.
A nice clean print without any technical issues.
Audio is a choice of Cantonese Dolby Digital 5.1 at 448 Kbps or Mandarin DTS 5.1 at 1509 Kbps. Therein is a problem. The film was made in Cantonese, although with actors from mainland China, Japan and Taiwan as well as Hong Kong dialogue would have been recorded in various languages. So while the Cantonese audio does have some issues with lip synchronisation, the Mandarin dub is very much out of sync. However, the Cantonese audio is only Dolby Digital, the Mandarin DTS and markedly superior, with much better clarity and separation. So, despite the lip synchronisation issues, the DTS is a far better way to hear the film.
The DTS track has clear and centred dialogue. From the very beginning the surrounds and rears are used aggressively, including directional and panning effects. Music and effects are frequently in the rears, with electronic sounds dominating and obvious. With a film that is obvious and over the top anyway, this is not a problem. The sub-woofer is used in the sequences where the aliens and Future arrive, and for music, but is not overdone.
The score by Lin Ka-chun and Tjon Man-fai referenced a wide range of genres, was occasionally intrusive but not overly so.
A nice, enveloping audio track, with some lip sync issues.
|Surround Channel Use|
Trailers for other films from Madman: The Raid (1:38), 3D Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstasy (1:50), The Forbidden Legend: Sex & Chopsticks (1:30) and Big Tits Zombie 3D (1:38).
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There does not seem to be either a Region 1 US or Region 2 UK release of The 33D Invader . The Region 3 HK release seems similar to ours except for subtitle options. Buy the local version.
The 33D Invader does not pretend to be high art. The plot is non-existent, but it is the nudity and sex that is the draw and here the film delivers gorgeous naked bodies, light-hearted sex and broad comedy.
The video is fine, the audio has some sync problems; a trailer is the only real extra.
|DVD||Sony BDP-S580, using HDMI output|
|Display||LG 55inch HD LCD. This display device has not been calibrated. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.|
|Audio Decoder||NAD T737. This audio decoder/receiver has not been calibrated.|
|Speakers||Studio Acoustics 5.1|