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China Girl – Vinegar Syndrome (BluRay / DVD Combo) 
Written by: on March 17th, 2017


Theatrical Release Date: USA, 1975
Director: Paul Aratow
Writer: Edwin Brown
Cast: Pamela Yen, Annette Haven, James Hong, Tom Douglass, Barry Vane

BluRay released: March 28th, 2017
Approximate running time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen / 1080 Progressive / MPEG-4 AVC
Rating: XXX
Sound: DTS-HD Mono English
Subtitles: N/A
BluRay Release: Vinegar Syndrome
Region Coding: Region Free
Retail Price: $29.98


Synopsis: Two scientists who developed a secret formula are kidnapped by Dragon an international crime syndicate that uses sexual interrogation techniques as the means to extract the information they desire.

The thing that immediately grabs you while watching this film is its adult themed animated opening credits. Another strength of this opening credits is the music that perfectly juxtapositions with the aforementioned animated credits.

The film’s narrative devotes a substantial amount of time to the premise. And when it comes to the sex scenes that take a back seat to more dramatic moments. Besides drama and sex, the narrative also throws in some karate and espionage for good measure.

Though there are only five sex scenes, Annette Haven is featured prominently in four of these sex scenes. With this film’s standout sex scene featuring Annette Haven with a trio of blonde hair men who have a similar look. Three of the five scenes involve Dragon’s integration methods which are rooted in sexual arousel.

Performance wise the cast are very good in their respective roles. With this film standout performance being Annette Haven (Maraschino Cherry, SexWorld) in the role of a scientist named Teresa Hardgrave. Another standout performance includes, James Hong (Chinatown, Big Trouble in Little China) in the role of Y.C. Chan, a sadistic henchmen who works for the international crime syndicate Dragon.

The BluRay:

China Girl comes on a 25 GB single layer BluRay. The film is presented in a 1080 progressive widescreen. The transfer for this release was scanned and restored in 2k from 16mm camera negative. The source used for this transfer is in great shape and print related damage is very minimal. Colors and flesh tones look accurate, details look sharp, grain looks natural and there are no issues with DNR or compression.

This release comes with one audio option, a DTS-HD mono mix in English. There are no issues with distortion or background noise, everything sounds balanced and dialog always comes through clearly.

Extras for this release include, reversible cover art, a trailer or the film (2 minutes 16 seconds) and an audio interview with Annette Haven (39 minutes 20 seconds).

Topics discussed in the interview with Annette Haven include, how she got into the adult film industry, what was her goals as an adult film actress, working with screenwriter Edwin Brown and producer Summer Brown, her audition for China Girl, the cast, director Paul Aratow, locations and other topics related to her career in the adult film industry.

Also, included with this release is a DVD that has the same content included on the Blu-Ray included as part of this combo. Overall China Girl gets an exceptional release from Vinegar Syndrome.

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