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The Vineyard (1989)

 -  Horror  -  July 1989 (USA)
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Dr. Elson Po is one of the world's most famous wine growers. He has a magic potion which has kept him handsome and alive during the centuries. However, lately the magic which rejuvenates ... See full summary »

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Dr. Elson Po
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Jezebel Fairchild (as Karen Witter)
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Claudia Lee
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Sherri Ball ...
Celeste Jones
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Paul Edmonds
Ruth Lin ...
Lois
Harry Mok ...
Warrior (as Michael Quion)
Lissa Zappardino ...
Tina Po
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Mark (Mechanic)
Vivian Lee ...
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Dr. Elson Po is one of the world's most famous wine growers. He has a magic potion which has kept him handsome and alive during the centuries. However, lately the magic which rejuvenates him seem to be less and less effective. As a side project he make movies and invites a group of young, aspiring actors to his private island for a party, believing that the young, handsome actress Jezebel can be his new source of life. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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An island of death fueled by the blood of its victims.

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Brian Whitman: They taste like spiders!
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PO'S BOOGIE
Written & Performed by Eddy Goldfarb and Bruce Tambling
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A Decent Horror Film, But Nothing Special
22 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dr. Elson Po (James Hong) is one of the world's most famous wine growers. He has a magic potion which has kept him handsome and alive during the centuries. However, lately the magic which rejuvenates him seem to be less and less effective.

This film was written by, directed by and starring James Hong. So if you are a Hong fan, this is the picture for you -- he brings an angle to horror that I certainly have not seen elsewhere. I am not sure if you can call him Chinese-American, since he was born in the United States, but he has made an American film with Chinese roots -- possibly a unique feat in American horror.

Some of this was pure 1980s. Hong's dance in the mask at his 1980s party was pretty weird, and the music certainly amplified the weirdness. The special effects range from good to bad. I liked the masks and makeup, but some of the "electricity" just looked terrible.


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