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Jin yan zi (1987)

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A poor scholar named Lo Chih-Chiu rescues a swallow from three mischievous boys and frees it. The swallow transforms into a mystical female elf named Hsiao-Hseuh, who returns the good deed ... See full summary »

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Cherie Chung ...
Hsiao-Hsueh / Lu Hsiao-Ping
Anthony Yiu-Ming Wong ...
Lo Chih-Chiu
Norman Chu ...
Feng Cheng-Tien
Ivy Ling Po ...
Witch Queen
Richard Ng ...
Hsiang Yu
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Hsiang Tso
Shu-Pei Ni ...
Hsiao-Shuang (as Annie Ngai)
Pak-cheung Chan ...
Boatman
Bun Yuen ...
Demon
Ging Man Fung ...
Countryman
Ying-Ying Hui ...
Countrywoman
Jing Chen ...
Bandit Leader
Kuo Hua Chang ...
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Hui Huang Lin ...
Bandit (as Fai Wong Lam)
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A poor scholar named Lo Chih-Chiu rescues a swallow from three mischievous boys and frees it. The swallow transforms into a mystical female elf named Hsiao-Hseuh, who returns the good deed by rescuing Chih-Chiu from ruthless warlords. Hsiao-Hseuh confronts Chih-Chiu and reveals she is a servant of an evil witch queen that feeds on human blood. When the witch discovers Hsiao-Hseuh and Chih-Chiu's relationship, she nearly kills him, but spares his life on the condition that Hsiao-Hseuh and Chih-Chiu separate. However, shortly after the separation, Hsiao-Hseuh escapes the witch's lair and reunites with Chih-Chiu, albeit in disguise to hide her identity. Written by Oliver Chu

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16 December 1987 (Hong Kong)  »

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Golden Swallow  »

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More Like a Brown Turkey
18 August 2005 | by (White Plains, USA) – See all my reviews

It's really bad; slightly better if charged by 80's HK standard. The major problem with this movie is that it's a Chinese Ghost Story wannabe. It came out within one year of that instant classic and looked like it was rushed to capitalize on the fad. I didn't even know this movie existed until one day I chanced upon a HK/Asian kung fu cinema site and found a 4 star (out of 4) review of this film. The reviewer praises everything about the movie, equating it on par with Chinese Ghost Story, especially the orchestral score, except the leads. I think he might have seen an import version of the movie because of all the bad things about this movie, the score was the worst! It wasn't orchestral, it was synthesizer music, very 80's, very cheesy, especially in a movie about ancient China. Horrid. The male lead, a singer of a pop/art rock band by trade, is cringe inducing. The big bad was played by an actress of high repute in her younger days and now reduced to putting on a kabuki mask making scary faces, so sad. It reminds me of Bette Davis with thick pancake makeup in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane but at least that was a classic and tour de force acting. Hers was anything but that. The dueling Tao monks for comic relief are annoying and just take up time. Don't bother with this and just stick w/ the Chinese Ghost Story trilogy.


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