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Asian Cinema Scene: 'The Vampire Who Admires Me' Haunts Hong Kong

5 November 2008 9:03 AM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

In the Us, we've got vampires coming and going -- the great Let the Right One In came out a couple of weeks ago, and the much-anticipated Twilight is due in just over two weeks. In Hong Kong, prolific filmmaker Wong Jing got a horror-comedy version of the classic Chinese hopping vampire into local cinemas just in time for Halloween. As producer and writer, he filled the cast of The Vampire Who Admires Me with beautiful real-life models (Jj Jia, Ankie Beilke, Maggie Li, Tanya Ng) wearing bikini tops and a police station's new female boss (Jo Koo) shoehorned into a tight olive tank top as her official uniform. What else do you need?

Kozo at LoveHKFilm says that something more than "a slapped-together script, lazy situations and unfunny jokes" would have been nice. To be fair, he suggests the models-turned-actresses should be given a pass for their "unremarkable acting »

- Peter Martin

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