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Human Lanterns (1982)

Ren pi deng long (original title)
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 ...
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Chuen Chiang
Miao Ching
Ging Man Fung
Ping Ha ...
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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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Didn't do it for me.
13 April 2003 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

"Human Lanterns" mixes Wuxia-style martial arts and horror in a cultish but ultimately disappointing manner. The fights are well staged and surprisingly good for such a campy movie, but the horror elements felt way out of place. And they are far from scary.

The acting is over the top, the plot is weak and the direction awkward. I know that many think of this film as a cult movie, but this only proved to me that many times cult does not equal class. Personally, I'd rather rate this trash - an interesting mix but an ultimately disappointing view.

Rating: 4/10


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