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Spooky Encounters (1980)

Gui da gui (original title)
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 »

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Bold Cheung
Fat Chung ...
Priest Tsui
Lung Chan ...
Priest Chin Hoi
Ha Huang ...
Master Tam (as Wong Ha)
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Lau
Ching-Ying Lam ...
The Inspector
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Fa Kau
Siu-Ming To ...
Tao
Billy Chan ...
Fei
Suet-Mei Leung ...
Cheung's Wife
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Vampire
Ching Po Chang ...
Uncle Pok
Yun-Chiang Peng ...
Hsiao Peng
Ying-Ying Hui ...
Cheung's Neighbor
Mo Yuen ...
Mu / Prison Guard
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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 Oliver Chu

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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24 December 1980 (Hong Kong)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Followed by Gui yao gui (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Phantasm
(excerpts fron the soundtrack) (uncredited)
Composed by Fred Myrow (uncredited) and Malcolm Seagrave (uncredited)
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Monkey Magic
18 October 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of, if not the best sammo hung film I have seen. It is just so funny.

Sammo plays Courageous Cheung, the man who cant turn down a bet. He gets himself in trouble when his wife and her lover (sammos master) make a bet that they hope will kill him. Cue much slapstick kung-foolery and bizarre goings on. Such as Sammo's hand being possessed and trying to kill him.

The films climax though is the killer. In order to have enough strength to defeat his enemies Sammo and his wizard mate allow sammo to be possessed by the Monkey god (of MONKEY! Fame, but obviously not the same character. That would just be stupid). Sammo takes on the characteristics of a Monkey and kicks a lot of arse, including his wifes. Im not advocating spousal abuse, but when sammos wife comes crawling back, he gives her such a richly deserved thrashing you cant help but cheer!


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