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Not too long ago, I went on a blind date with a young lady who—so she had said—bore more than a passing resemblance to perennial ’80s Hong Kong screen queen and Cantopop idol Sally Yeh. OK, granted this was during the heyday of Friendster, so it wasn’t a totally blind date, but imagine my disappointment when it turned out she didn’t have a shiny chrome body, didn’t fly through the air with rocket boots, and sure as hell didn’t fire her fists from her body like miniature heat-seeking missiles. Perhaps this was all my fault, though, because she was probably referring to the actual person of Sally Yeh, whereas I was obviously hung up on Yeh’s seminal role as a sexy cyborg in David Chung’s 1988 sci-fi flick I Love Maria. Some may enjoy seeing the usually mopey Tony Leung Chiu-wai in a rare slapstick role or director Tsui Hark on the other side of the lens, but I will be pining for what could have been when the Washington Psychotronic Film Society presents the film at 8 p.m. at Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse, 2001 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. $2 (suggested donation). (202) 707-2540. (Jason Powell)