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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 September 1985 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Stiff Corpse  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mr. Vampire (1985) was adapted into a theatrical play and was performed at the Cultural Centre's Studio Theatre in Hong Kong from October 29-31 of 2010 as part of a Halloween theme and New Vision Arts Festival. Tang Lok-yin was the music director/composer for the play and Pun Siu-fai was the choreographer. See more »


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


Referenced in Dragon Reloaded (2005) See more »

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More of a comedy than Kung Fu
19 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll say this right now. I'm not a fan, or a follower of kung fu movies, Chinese or otherwise.

That being said, this movie is incredible. It is a perfect blend of slapstick physical comedy, one liners, martial arts, and Chinese superstition. Mr. Vampire is genuinely funny, but not at all in a campy "So bad it's good" way at all. Fight scenes are good and often amusing, but are not the focus of the film.

Some people despise dubbing in foreign films. Having watched both subtitled and dubbed, I'd say the dubbing is funnier. For a complete laugh riot with the DVD, watch both. the jokes made in both versions are quite different, and seeing the way the two interpretations differ is funny in and of itself. The mood of some scenes are distinctly different.

All in all, the film is spectacular. Anyone who likes physical or witty humor which is snappy (but not cheap) should watch Mr. Vampire. Fans of Most Extreme Elimination Challenge will love the dubbing especially.

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