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Ching nu yu hun (1960)

A young scholar spends the night in a creepy temple that is said to be haunted. He doesn't believe in the rumors, but after running into a Taoist swordsman, he meets a beautiful lady ghost.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Loh Ti ...
Nieh Hsiao-Chien (as Di Le)
Lei Zhao ...
Rhoqing Tang ...
Chih-Ching Yang ...
Yen Chih-Hsia (as Zhiqing Yang)
Kuo Hua Li ...
Scholar #1
Hsiang Su ...
Scholar #2
Chi Lu ...
Servant to Scholar #1
Kun Li ...
Servant to Scholar #2
Li Jen Ho ...
Portrait Shop Owner
Yue-Ting Wang ...
Carriage Driver
Yi Feng ...
Carriage Driver
Hsi Chang ...
Carriage Driver
Wei Lieh Lan ...
Carriage Driver
Chun Chin ...
Carriage Driver (as Kwan Kam)
Hsiu Wen ...
Lao Lao's Friend
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A young scholar spends the night in a creepy temple that is said to be haunted. He doesn't believe in the rumors, but after running into a Taoist swordsman, he meets a beautiful lady ghost.

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L'ombre enchanteresse  »

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Enchanting, bewitching... charming!
9 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

A young scholar spends the night in a creepy temple that is said to be haunted. He doesn't believe in the rumors, but after running into a Taoist swordsman, he meets a beautiful lady ghost. She is forced by an evil old witch to seduce young men, so the witch can kill them and drink their blood...

This 1959 color production from the famous Shaw Bros. is finally available in a gorgeously restored version. By far the oldest movie I've seen from Hong Kong so far, this classic of the fantasy/horror genre, while very slow moving, is really charming and well worth watching after all these years. Like many Hong Kong movies, this one too is based on a story from famous Ching dynasty author Song-Ling Pu's collection of over 400 ghost and love stories. In 1987, the film was remade into one of the most popular and spectacular Hong Kong movies ever: "A Chinese Ghost Story".


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