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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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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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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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A real snake was used in the film because the production team was unable to afford an artificial one. A real chicken was also used in the scene where a chicken's blood is needed to fill a bowl. See more »

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When the ghost flies through the window to save her love from the vampire, the cable causing her flight is briefly seen. See more »

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Hong Kong awesomeness
17 January 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Version: Cantonese, with English subtitles (by SBS)

I borrowed this, and several other movies, from a friend a couple of months ago. Most of these movies I'd already seen, except for this. I can't think of why I hadn't seen it: It had been taped from SBS, it was an action / horror / comedy from Hong Kong, and it was awesome.

The movie follows Master Gau (Ching-Ying Lam), a vampire hunter who discovers at a reburial that the corpse has turned into a vampire. Along with his two assistants, Chou (Siu-hou Chin) and Man Choi (Ricky Hui), Master Gau has to stop this vampire and any other demons, but Chou is being distracted by a succubus and Man Choi is turning into a vampire.

OK, I'll admit that the plot was rather confusing. The above is how I understood it, but who needs a plot when you have vampires, and kung-fu, and evil lady-demons who detach their own head for no apparent reason? I know I don't. Awesome. The martial-arts scenes are the best parts of the movie, but the horror / comedy sequences are still entertaining. Anyone interested in kung-fu movies should check this out for Siu-hou Chin's performance alone. The guy is incredible, and puts on some great fights.

9/10 - Anyone who is fan of Hong Kong action movies should check it out.


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