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Release Date:
28 September 1985 (Taiwan) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 11 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Ching-Ying Lam ... Master Gau

Siu-Ho Chin ... Chou Sheng
Ricky Hui ... Man Choi
Moon Lee ... Ting-Ting (as Choi-fung Li)
Billy Lau ... Wai
Siu Fong Wong ... Jade (as Siu-fung Wong)

Wah Yuen ... The Vampire
Ha Huang ... Mr. Yam
Anthony Chan ... Taoist Priest
Ma Wu ... Rice Seller
Chau Sang Lau ... Timekeeper
Pak-Kwong Ho ... Villager

Kai Man Tin ... Stupid son
Mo Yuen ... Policeman
Wellson Chin ... Policeman
Yung-chiang Peng ... Policeman
Wing-Cheung Cheung ... Hopping Corpse
Ming-Wai Chan ... Hopping Corpse
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Directed by
Ricky Lau 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ricky Lau 
Cheuk-Hon Szeto 
Barry Wong 
Ying Wong  story

Produced by
Mun-kai Ko .... producer
 
Original Music by
Melody Bank 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Ngor 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Cheung 
 
Production Design by
Sai Kan Lam 
 
Special Effects by
Wai-kok Dun .... special effects
Chan Chap Hung .... special effects
 
Stunts
Yung-chiang Peng .... assistant stunt coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chi-Man Chan .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Simon Broderick .... colorist
 
Music Department
Alastair Monteith-Hodge .... composer: theme music
Anders Nelsson .... composer: theme music
 
Other crew
Zhenying Ling .... martial arts director
Danny Ko Moon Wing .... script supervisor
Suk-fun Yeung .... script supervisor
Ha Yuan .... martial arts director
Wah Yuen .... action director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Geung si sin sang" - Hong Kong (original title)
"The Taoist of Spiritual Illusions" - Japan (English title) (informal literal English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for vampire violence and some sexuality
Runtime:
96 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | South Korea:12 (DVD rating) (2004) | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1987) | UK:15 | USA:PG-13

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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
More of a comedy than Kung Fu, 19 August 2005
Author: klauscull from United States

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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