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Bao lian deng (1964)

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Credited cast:
Louming Bai ...
Girl harassed by Qin Guanbao
Annette Chang Hui Hsien ...
Liu Qiu'er (as Huixian Zhang)
Grace Chang ...
Goddess of Mountain Hua
Ching Chen
Fang Chen
Hao Chen
Kelly Lai Chen ...
The Heavenly Dog (as Zhen Lei)
Ling Chia
Shan Chiang
Hilda Chow Hsuan
Chin-chin Chu
Ching Chung ...
Qin Guanbao (as Qing Zhong)
Feng Erh
Yen Han
Pei-pei Huang
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23 January 1964 (Hong Kong)  »

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A Musical That Is Very Enchanting
11 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is lavish and faithful to its original fairy tale source, but it lacks one thin: color. I don't know why, but the DVD is in black and white, when this site states it is a color film. The film is rich in its sets, so color would have given this film a 10. Anyway, this story is about the Goddess of Mount Hua (the beautiful Grace Chang, unusually doing a period piece) and her companion, Lingzhi (the equally beautiful Rong Rong). The goddess is an immortal, but falls in love with a mortal, Liu Yangchang (the very pretty Lucilla You Min). They have a child, Chenxiang (the pretty Jeanette Lin Chui, who starred as Hedy in "Our Sister Hedy"), but the father and child, not being immortal, have to leave. By falling in love with a mortal, the goddess is imprisoned in a mountain. Chenxiang, when he grows up, is told who his real mother is and looks to save her from her imprisonment. Its all about a mother's love. The casting of pretty females in male parts is part of the plan, and I liked the idea. The story is often told in song with a chorus. Its a really nice story and executed extremely well. again, just for its sheer ability to hold my interest and make me feel good, I was ready to give this a 10. Black and white is okay, I'm glad I saw the film. But, color would have clinched it. Still, you'll greatly enjoy this, if you like Chinese fairy tales. Its a very well made film with great performances by very appealing actors (mostly female). I do highly recommend it.


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