A crazed evil wizard uses his powers to take revenge on beautiful women by making them vomit up live centipedes, which then proceed to eat their victims.

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Tien-Lang Li ...
Yeuk-Chee (as Margaret A. Li)
Kiu Wai Miu ...
Pak Kai-Lum
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hussein Abu Hassan
Chu-kwong Chan
F.C. Chan
Lai Fun Chan
Suet Ming Chan
Chok Chow Cheung
Szu-Ying Chien
Li-Fen Han
Hui Hsia
Stephen T.F. Lau
Ching-Mei Lee
Ching-mei Li
Chi Ling
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A crazed evil wizard uses his powers to take revenge on beautiful women by making them vomit up live centipedes, which then proceed to eat their victims.

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29 October 1982 (Hong Kong)  »

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brutally graphic footage
2 July 2012 | by (Aukland) – See all my reviews

Although low on dialogue, the film weighs profoundly on the mind long after it's 102 minute unfurling ... which is testament to writer/director Keith Li 's maturity with such potentially explosive subject matter, and the brilliant performances of each cast member (Murray Yip as a shaman-type manages to be utterly despicable despite uttering barely 3 lines in the film!). In fact, everything blends together superbly to build up an atmosphere of heartbreaking regret, obliteration and abandonment: it's a simple, shattering concept that's been brilliantly realised.

It may also bear mentioning that the special effects supervisor on WU GONG ZHAO was Nigel Chow, who would go on to mentor some young no-mark by the name of none other than Tom Savini ... and that he is quoted in Starlog Magazine as calling this "the sickest film I've ever seen"! Li's film has been cut by 43 minutes, courtesy of the BBFC. They've removed scenes of particularly gruesome violence, insect vomiting, and evil hexes. Not to worry - although I'd never advocate censorship, this particular intervention is absolutely nessary, as the human mind, after all, does have a breaking point. This should dissuade you from picking up this nightmare digitally fused onto an everyday DVD. After all, it's not really commercially available, and with good reason. (let's not forget the overall tone of the film is tragically disturbing), and it's stuptifyingly harrowing - even overwhelmingly so, to see the auto-mutilation an so forth in it's entirety - ! Picture quality on the Venezuelian disc (similarly cut) is not very agreeable. Moreover, considering the various filming methods involved (8mm, 16mm etc) it all seems to work as a whole and look fine enough - clean, clear, bright and sharp. Audio is 2.0 mono. There are no worries here, I'm pleased to report.

Extras? No, there's none. Unless you include a static scene selection menu consisting of 1 chapter (which bring you to the start of the film). It's also worthy of note that neither the disc nor the packaging offers any kind of cast credits, and comes in an unmarked plastic shipping container!


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