Villager Bold Cheung (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo), known for his willingness to do anything courageous, bold or daring, becomes a target by the evil rich Master Tam (Huang Ha), who committed ... See full summary »
The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror.
Knockabout is Sammo HungÂ's (TVÂ's Martial Law, The Legend Of Zu) brilliant cinematic achievement at merging comedy with kung fu. His meticulous blending of the two ingredients is vividly demonstrated in this film.
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Villager Bold Cheung (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo), known for his willingness to do anything courageous, bold or daring, becomes a target by the evil rich Master Tam (Huang Ha), who committed adultery with Cheung's unfaithful wife and wants to keep her as his mistress. Cheung is tricked into a bet to spend the night in a haunted temple, where a vampire was unleashed by Priest Chin Hoi (Lung Chan), hired by Tam, to kill him. However, Hoi's more righteous colleague, Priest Tsui (Fat Chung), wants to save Cheung and counterattack Hoi and Tam's wicked deeds. Written by
Oh yeah, what a way cool movie! Samo Hung directed this very early effort in the HK horror/comedy genre, and what a doozie it is too.
Crazy martial arts, total disregard for bodily damage, lavish sets, marvelous photography, stock music from countless horror films and some great zombies too!!!
The zombies are what make this movie so fun. Just watch it and you'll see what I mean! The final showdown is also notable for being very funny. You need to see this in the original Cantonese language, just to take in the hilarious "conjured spirit" dialogue of the two fighting actors.
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