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Mr. Vampire (1985)

Geung si sin sang (original title)
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The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ching-Ying Lam ...
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Chou Sheng
Ricky Hui ...
Moon Lee ...
Ting-Ting (as Choi-fung Li)
Billy Lau ...
Wai
Siu-Fung Wong ...
Jade (as Siu-fung Wong)
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The Vampire
Ha Huang ...
Mr. Yam
Anthony Chan ...
Ma Wu ...
Chau Sang Lau ...
Timekeeper
Pak-Kwong Ho ...
Villager
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Stupid son
Mo Yuen ...
Policeman
Wellson Chin ...
Policeman
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Storyline

A ghost sucks the life-force out of a one of Uncle Nine's student. The other is slowly turned into a vampire. They halt his transformation by filing down his teeth! The female ghost throws her head around like a boomerang to protect herself. Can Mr. Vampire chase away the Succubus and the hopping ghost and save his two students? Written by Joseph P. Ulibas <mculibas@cwnet.com>

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Rated PG-13 for vampire violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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28 September 1985 (Taiwan)  »

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Mr. Stiff Corpse  »

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Trivia

It is long been rumored that Sammo Hung effectively directed Mr. Vampire (1985) on his own with the inexperienced Ricky Lau serving as his assistant. Hung has always denied the story and Siu-Ho Chin has confirmed that Ricky Lau was the true director of Mr. Vampire (1985). See more »

Goofs

During the fight in the dungeon-like police interrogation room, the brick wall rebounds when the various combatants strike it. See more »

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Referenced in Rigor Mortis (2013) See more »

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The Best Film Ever Made
2 October 2001 | by (Leeds, UK) – See all my reviews

I do not lie.

This movie is perfect on every count. Its funny, clever, action packed, great musical score, thrilling, scary. You name it, its got it.

Everyone should see this movie. Lam Ching Ying is perfect (as usual) so go watch it now!


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