Celebrating the classics of Asian cinema and beyond, Restored is a regular series showcasing Asian films that have been meticulously preserved and restored by different institutions from across the world. The platform revisits these classics in a new light and allows them to be appreciated by new generations of audiences.
This September, be the first to catch this AFA restoration of the cult classic martial arts action film They Call Her… Cleopatra Wong (1975) starring Singaporean actress Marrie Lee (aka Doris Young) and directed by Bobby A. Suarez in this Singaporean-Filipino co-production.
Directed by: Bobby A.Suarez (as George Richardson)
Runtime: 93 minutes
Country: Singapore, Philippines
Language: English with subtitles
Rating: NC16 (Sexual Scene)
Singapore’s top Interpol agent, Cleopatra Wong, teams up with her Filipino counterpart to bust counterfeit currency operation that threatens several Asian countries with bankruptcy. Their dangerous quest takes them from Singapore to Hong Kong and finally Manila where they locate the counterfeit ring’s headquarters.
The restoration of They Call Her…Cleopatra Wong was made possible using a 35mm German-dubbed release print from the collection of Filmarchiv Austria, and a 16mm release print with burned-in Danish subtitles from the Danish Film Institute.
About the Director
Bobby A. Suarez (1942-2010) was a Filipino producer, director and screenwriter known for films that brought together elements of the Western spy and Asian martial arts film genres, such as The One-Armed Executioner, Searchers Of The Voodoo Mountain, American Commandos. The most famous of his works is the Cleopatra Wong character series that comprised of three films – They Call Her Cleopatra Wong (1978), Dynamite Johnson (a.k.a. Bionic Boy II) (1979), and Devil’s Angels (a.k.a. Devil’s Three) (1980). Suarez established Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK) Ltd that pioneered the worldwide marketing of English dubbed Chinese movies and English dubbed Italian, French and Spanish movies for the Asian market. Suarez’s works were distributed in many territories, including the US, the Middle East, and Europe.
Saturday, 11 September 2021, 8pm
Friday, 17 September 2021, 8pm
Sunday, 26 September 2021, 5pm
Saturday, 2 October 2021, 4pm
Wednesday, 6 October, 2021, 8pm
Saturday, 23 October 2021, 4pm
Sunday, 31 October 2021, 5pm
Wednesday, 3 November, 8pm
Saturday, 13 November, 8pm
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