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Human Lanterns (1982)
"Ren pi deng long" (original title)

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A psychotic craftsman pits two rival samurai against each other while designing special lanterns from a disturbing source.

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Credited cast:
Tony Liu ...
Lung Shu-Ai (as Liu Yung)
Kuan Tai Chen ...
Tan Fu
Lieh Lo ...
Chao Chun-Fang
Ni Tien ...
Lung's Wife
Linda Chu ...
Yen Chu
Hsiu Chun Lin ...
Tan Mei-mei
Meng Lo ...
Kuei Szu-Yi
Chien Sun ...
Sergeant Pan
Fei Ai ...
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Susan Yam-Yam Shaw ...
(Guest star) (as Yin Yin Shaw)
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Erik Chan Ka Kei ...
Tan's Fan squad
Chuen Chiang
Miao Ching
Ging Man Fung
Ping Ha ...
Brothel Madam
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A psychotic craftsman pits two rival samurai against each other while designing special lanterns from a disturbing source.

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Human Skin Lanterns  »

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Hammer horror meets wuxia
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A scandalously overlooked flick by probably Shaws' most technically skilled director, Sun Chung. Although the script is little more than a morality play about hubris, it's stylistically magnetic, dreamlike, poetic, and lit like Suspiria WOULD be lit if it were as beautiful as people say. Basically, two haughty aristocrats get on each other's bad sides and enter a lantern contest. How's that for a martial arts premise? A lantern contest. Lo Lieh plays a crazy guy in what can best be described as a ghost monkey suit--he makes lanterns as a dayjob and he has a grudge against one of those noblemen, so I guess you can see where this is going. What ensues is a high fantasy wuxia crossed with exploitation, and a bit of Hammer horror hamminess (aaarrghh! Alliteration meltdown!!) that never totally gels, but it's ridiculously unique and compelling anyway.


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