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Ren xia ren (1982)

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Wah Li, known as Fat Boy to his friends, lives with his great-uncle the priest (Uncle). Together with his oddball friends Lai Li and Momo, Wah Li helps Uncle to run the local funeral ... See full summary »

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Wah Li
Ma Wu ...
Ma Lun Chio
Ching-Ying Lam ...
Uncle Yee
Cherie Chung ...
Miss Yuen
Fat Chung ...
The Priest
Mei Hui Leung ...
Lee Yuet Ying
Ching Po Chang ...
Village Head
Lung Chan ...
Mao Mao
Chau Sang Lau ...
Nat Lei
Yuet Sang Chin ...
Chin PaTat
Siu-Ming To ...
Scholar Yeung
Wellson Chin ...
Adulterer
Suet-Mei Leung ...
Adultress
Yung-Chiang Peng ...
Brother Chun / Assistant
Ying-Ying Hui ...
Madame
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Wah Li, known as Fat Boy to his friends, lives with his great-uncle the priest (Uncle). Together with his oddball friends Lai Li and Momo, Wah Li helps Uncle to run the local funeral services. When the body Ma Lun Chio is brought back to the village by a new wife and her "brother", Wai Li is suspicious. He sets out to find out how his friend died, but things are not what they seem. Written by David Noble <david_noble_98>

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Fun, entertaining and captivating HK horror-comedy!
27 October 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a fun and captivating horror-comedy from Hong Kong that stars martial arts legend Sammo Hung as Wah Li, who helps run a funeral service with his colleagues and his great-uncle, Yee. When the body of his friend, Ma Lun Chio, is brought back in the village, Wah Li is suspicious of his supposed death at such a young age and the intentions of his supposed pregnant wife.

This movie has a good balance of horror and comedy that keeps the plot's momentum going strong, and showcases many impressive martial arts moves from the actors, including that of Sammo Hung and director Ma Wu, who also plays the part of Ma Lun Chio. The plot of Wah Li investigating the supposed death of his friend is an attention grabber that leads to even more intriguing stuff when the plot delves into creepy scenes involving wicked priests, ghosts and the hell police.

This movie also stars actor Lam Ching-Ying in his first ever role playing the "Vampire-Busting" Tao Priest, which he would go on to reprise in many different character incarnations in later horror-comedies, most notably in the Mr. Vampire film series. Rounding up the main cast is actress Cherie Chung, who plays the kind yet ferocious fiancée of Sammo Hung's character.

Overall, it's one of the best ghost comedies from Hong Kong and is one I would watch repeatedly. It has just the right amount of horror, comedy and drama blended in together to make a very entertaining film.

Grade A


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