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Release Date:
18 September 1976 (Hong Kong) See more »
A cripple takes revenge on criminals by using a magic spell that transforms him into an oily monster/superhero. | Full synopsis »
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Sleazy and hilarious HK monster trash. See more (6 total) »



Directed by
Meng Hua Ho 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lam Chua  (as Tsai Lan)

Produced by
Raymond Shaw .... producer
Run Run Shaw .... producer
Original Music by
Yung-Yu Chen 
Cinematography by
Hui-Chi Tsao 
Film Editing by
Hsing-Lung Chiang 
Art Direction by
Ching-Shen Chen 
Makeup Department
Hsu-Ching Wu .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ke Hung .... assistant director
Sound Department
Yung-Hua Wang .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Fen Chen .... lighting technician
Other crew
Cheung-Yan Yuen .... fighting instructor (as Hsiang-jen Yuan)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"You gui zi" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Oily Maniac" - Hong Kong (English title) (original subtitled version)
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84 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-15 (2006) | Netherlands:12 (2006) (DVD)
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References Jaws (1975)See more »


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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Sleazy and hilarious HK monster trash., 8 April 2007
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

Danny Lee plays a crippled guy who has polio.When he visits his uncle in prison,waiting for the execution,he gets a special spell thanks to the tattoo on his back.Since this day,the man can turn into the oily maniac super hero,who slaughters a bunch of criminals."Oily Maniac" is one hell of a hilarious monster flick.The main idea is completely crazy:a man can turn into a pool of oil.The special effects are primitive,but the action is fast and there is a good deal of nudity.The plot is silly,but who cares.If you like to see cheesy monster rampage and lots of breasts this low-budget monster/super hero flick is a must-see.I'd give it 8 out of 10 just for the sheer pleasure of watching this trash.

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