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Meng gui hu li jing (1991)

1391: The good Chiang Su-Su manages to defeat the evil spirit Elf Fox, but has her soul transferred to a jasper incense holder and remains dormant for hundreds of years. In 1991 the Elf Fox... See full summary »

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Charine Chan ...
Chiang Su-Su / Yi
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Chiang Wu
Gong Ng ...
Hwa Fu Chun (as Hong Ng)
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Big Rope
Pauline Yu-Huan Wang ...
The Fox Witch
Yi-Sheng Han ...
Bencha Lama
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Siu Hung
So-Foon Wong ...
Siu Ching
Charlie Cho ...
Mall Manager
Siu-Tin Lai ...
Darling Hung
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Maosan
Yuen Chor ...
Hsa
Yan Sing ...
Loan Shark
Chen-Tu Tan ...
Loan Shark's Thug
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1391: The good Chiang Su-Su manages to defeat the evil spirit Elf Fox, but has her soul transferred to a jasper incense holder and remains dormant for hundreds of years. In 1991 the Elf Fox returns to lethal life to wreak havoc on modern Hong Kong. The Elf Fox needs to absorb the souls of 108 men in order to obtain her full power. It's up to Su-Su's sweet descendant Yi, grouchy monk shopkeeper Chiang Wu, dashing, handsome foster son Wang Hsa, sassy ghostbuster Yu, and several others to defeat the Elf Fox before it's too late. Written by Woodyanders

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29 June 1991 (Hong Kong)  »

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Mang gwai wu lei jing  »

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An off-balanced Hong Kong horror comedy.
12 March 2016 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a horror comedy about a an evil fox witch (Pauline Yu-Huan Wang) who does battle with a beautiful sorceress named Chiang Su-Su (Charine Chan). The witch was then vanquished by Su-Su's brother (Gabriel Wong). However, 600 years later, the witch resurrects and aims to suck the life force of 108 men in order to gain unlimited power. Thrown into the mix is herbal store owner Chiang Wu (Fung Woo), his ghost-buster wannabe daughter Yiu (Sandra Ng), his reporter daughter Yi (Charine Chan) and his godson Hwa Fu Chun (Gong Ng).

There are some really neat action scenes involving the film's heroes and the villainous witch, but the action, unfortunately is mostly sequestered toward the beginning and the end of the film. A large portion of the entire movie concentrated on the subplot of Hwa attempting to woo Yi, while Yiu is trying to woo him. What results is a silly romance, but with some nonsensical comedy and slapstick humor mixed in at the expense of the horror backdrop. This will makes you think you're really watching a comedy film instead of a horror story. This method wasn't very balanced and, unfortunately, many other Hong Kong ghost comedies suffer from this.

The acting wasn't bad and the plot does have a respectable cast of characters/actors. It's a laughable film at times, but it could do better with more horror scenes and ghost action.

Grade C-


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