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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 »
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1 win & 11 nominations See more »
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A true classic for all lovers of film See more (35 total) »

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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Revealing mistakes: 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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Featured in Dorm (2006)See more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A true classic for all lovers of film, 31 March 2006
Author: Knuckle from United States

"Mr. Vampire" is bar none one of the most imaginative, entertaining, and creative stories ever committed to film. In this movie, Master Gau (Ching-Ying Lam), and his two bumbling students, Chou (Siu-hou Chin) and Man (Ricky Hui), deal with the awakened corpse of a man whose body has been buried inauspiciously. The hopping ghost goes on rampage through the town, killing several innocent bystanders. Add to this mix a bumbling cop who, under pressure to apprehend this heinous murderer, decides that one suspect is as good as another and arrests Master Gau. Throw in a ghostly romance and a zombie-on-zombie mêlée and you have one of the East's cinematic masterpieces.

Aside from the truly awe inspiring wire work, gymnastics, acrobatics, and martial arts displays, Mr. Vampire also gives us characters whose company we truly enjoy. In another refreshing turn, verbal wit plays as much a role in the humor of this movie as the Buster Keatonesque slapstick.

Buy it, rent it, do whatever you have to in order to see this. One viewing will hardly be enough.

One hundred out of ten - quite possibly one of the best of its genre and no doubt one of the best ever.

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