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Mo (1983)

 -  Horror  -  21 November 2006 (USA)
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While in Thailand to avenge his brother who was crippled in a fight with a corrupt Thai boxer, a man gets caught up in a web of fate, Buddhism and black magic.

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Phillip Ko ...
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Xiaoyen Lin
Kar-Man Wai ...
Chan's girl
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Somjai Boomsong
Tien-Chu Chin ...
Bellman
You-hsing Lai
Wai Lam ...
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Hak Shun Leung
Chih Tai Lin
Chun Liu
Han-yuan Ma
Edmund P. Meneses
Major Oponpa
Victor B. Pumicpic
Gwa-Pau Sai
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While in Thailand to avenge his brother who was crippled in a fight with a corrupt Thai boxer, a man gets caught up in a web of fate, Buddhism and black magic.

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Wow - What a strange, wild trip!
8 September 2007 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

I've seen a lot of freaky Asian cinema - and many of the strange horror/black magic stuff from the Phillipines and Indonesia makes your jaw drop but I must say, BOXER'S OMEN (or MO)has to be one of the weirdest if not THE weirdest films I've ever seen. There is a plot but it almost doesn't matter - just the mind-blowing action sequences are enough for you and your like-minded friends to enjoy. Demon bats, spiders, eels emerge from people's mouths, strange insects burrowing into people's openings, alligator's being cut open so a corpse can be laid inside to bring the dead soul back, man oh man. Now most of the effects are really cheesy and laughable but hey - this is almost 25 years ago! Then again, some of the effects are very EFFECTive - enough to make you gasp, while as I said, many will make you howl with laughter. Produced by The Shaw Brothers, who have made legendary kung-fu movies and such horrid big gorilla movies like Mighty Peking Man totally deliver the goods with this fun trainwreck of a movie - it's like David Lynch meets John Waters meets the Mystic Of Bali. The new DVD release is great - the print is spotless.


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