Confessions of an Opium Eater
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Confessions of an Opium Eater
Very freely based upon the book by Thomas DeQuincey, Confessions of an Opium Eater is set in San Francisco during the Tong Wars of the 1800s. Lotus is one of a group of women kidnapped from China and brought to the United States, where they are to be traded in exchange for precious opium. Fortunately, Lotus and her compatriots are rescued by mysterious benefactors and are spirited away. Soon after, DeQuincey sneaks into Chinatown and contacts a merchant by the name of Chin Foon. Both men share the mark of the Moon Serpent, signifying that they work for the enigmatic Ling Tang, who is the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Leaves you high for at least a half hour after viewing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"(The) distributor's alternate title SOULS FOR SALE...advertises the film's sinister proceedings right from the opening credits"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Puts to shame anything posing as serious philosophical thought in the Matrix films."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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