Operation Pink Squad II (1989)

A ghost's severed head prepares to explode!
A ghost’s severed head prepares to explode!

Directed and written by Jeffrey Lau, starring Sandra Ng, Billy Lau, Man Cheung, Fung Woo, Ann Bridgewater, Suki Kwan, Fui-On Shing, Hsiao-Mei Chang and Cheung-Yan Yuen.

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Poster

Female cops go undercover to crack a forgery case and, while they wait to meet up with the counterfeiter bad guy Maddy (Shing), they stay at an almost deserted apartment block that is haunted by ghosts.

The undead body of the haunted apartment block's landlady is found in a barrel...
The undead body of the haunted apartment block’s landlady is found in a barrel…

Aka THUNDER COPS, this sequel is crammed with very broad, farcical humour, much of it centred around a buffoonish, newlywed policeman (Lau) believing that his cop wife (Ng) is having a fling with her boss, Inspector Shin (Woo).

Ghosts in Hong Kong movies just love blue lighting
Ghosts in Hong Kong movies just love blue lighting

Meanwhile, in the ghost-infested building, a monk (Yuen) captures the various spirits and stores them in drawstring bags covered in Buddhist swastika symbols. These bags are then placed behind a sealed ‘Door of Hell’, but one of the bags is accidentally dropped, enabling the blue-lit female ghost (Chang) to escape, kill the landlady and begin to terrorise the place. Oh, this ghost can definitely be nasty, but she also likes to have her toes sucked!


The scared landlady holds a bunch of ghost-filled drawstring bags
The scared landlady holds a bunch of ghost-filled drawstring bags

The overly slapstick film gives us such silliness as Inspector Shin posing as a cross-dressing pimp, a parody of the slo-mo Chow Yun-Fat corridor moment from A BETTER TOMORROW and a scene where two of the guys take part in a literal pissing contest. The flick properly kicks into gear, however, once the monk returns and everyone teams-up to tackle the nasty girl ghost, who eventually gets beheaded.

Inspector Shin goes undercover
Inspector Shin goes undercover
The dumbass cop dude dreams he is Chow Yun-Fat
The dumbass cop dude dreams he is Chow Yun-Fat
The headless body is behind you!
The headless body is behind you!

But now matters really become strange, as the headless body chases after everyone, as does the ghost’s floating severed head!

The detached ghost's head lurks by the door
The detached ghost’s head lurks by the door
The severed ghost head watches as the bad guy threatens the monk
The severed ghost head watches as bad guy Maddy threatens the monk
It takes teamwork to tackle this floating head!
It takes teamwork to tackle this floating head!
I, personally, wouldn't stick my finger into the mouth of an angry ghost's severed head. But that's just me...
I, personally, wouldn’t stick my finger into the mouth of an angry ghost’s severed head. But that’s just me…

To tackle this flying fiend, the heroes use remote control toy helicopters, equipped with mini-rockets, to chase the gliding head! Yes, you heard that right: we now get a fun action sequence as the yellow helicopters pursue the flying head through corridors and rooms, firing missiles at it!

Everyone has a controller to fly their toy helicopters!
Everyone has a controller to fly their toy helicopters!
Close-up of the yellow helicopters
Close-up of the yellow helicopters…
...and each toy is equipped with rockets!
…and each toy is equipped with rockets!
Remote-control helicopters pursue the flying head!
Remote-control helicopters pursue the flying head!

The female ghost’s floating cranium is finally cornered by the helicopters as it rests on a table… so the head decides to self-destruct: it explodes!

The ghost's head lands onto a table and it is soon surrounded by the 'copters...
The ghost’s head lands onto a table and it is soon surrounded by the ‘copters…
...so the ghost head decides to self-destruct, beginning to bleed profusely...
…so the ghost head decides to self-destruct, beginning to bleed profusely…
...and the head explodes!
…and the head explodes!

The blood from the head splatters onto the characters, which attracts even more ghosts, who storm into the building, resembling shambling, long-haired zombies. 

Maddy helps out the cops at the end, but is killed by the zombie-ghosts
Maddy helps out the cops at the end, but is killed by the zombie-ghosts

After a farcical sequence involving the monk suggesting that one of the men should be castrated to save the day, the situation is finally solved with the invocation of Buddhist mythological characters, who magically deal with the spirits.

Yes, it’s very weird.

Also known as THUNDER COPS
Also known as THUNDER COPS

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