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A Chinese Ghost Story (1997)
"Xiao Qian" (original title)

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A young man falls in love with a ghost and must avoid a variety of ghostbusters out to eliminate her and each other.

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Credited cast:
Don Brown ...
Red Beard (voice)
Jordan Chan ...
Mountain Evil (Cantonese version) (voice)
Sylvia Chang ...
Shine (Mandarin version) (voice)
Kelly Chen ...
Ronald Cheng ...
Fu (voice)
Michael Donovan ...
Ning (voice)
Erin Fitzgerald ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Tanya Hancheroff ...
Siu Seen (singing voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Xiaoquan / Sushin (Japanese Version) (voice)
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White Cloud (Mandarin version) (voice)
Akira Ishida ...
Ning / A-nin (Japanese Version) (voice)
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Siu Lan (voice)
Eric Kot ...
Ten Miles (Cantonese version) (voice)
Vivian Lai ...
Lan (Cantonese version) (voice)
Jan Lamb ...
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A young man named Ning wanders through China as a debt collector. When his work takes him to a city full of ghosts, he falls in love with one. At the same time, two competing ghostbusters are after him in order to rid China of ghosts. Can Ning avoid them and still win his ghost girlfriend's love? Written by Rick Summon <rick_summon@yahoo.com>

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This is one strange film.
25 June 1999 | by (Watertown, MA) – See all my reviews

Even allowing for problems in translation, Chinese Ghost Story is thoroughly odd. It may well take you more than one viewing to figure out everything that is going on. I wouldn't even posit on where they got the theology behind it.

However, it is still a highly entertaining film. It is a love story that appealed even though I despise love stories and a comic adventure such as I've rarely seen. If you don't mind things not entirely making sense, you should love this film.

Chinese Ghost Story uses an interesting combination of computer and cell animation. The combination is not seamless as in more recent films, resulting in a very interesting look. Meanwhile, Chan experiments with the possibilities offered by the combination (look near the beginning when the camera cranes through solid ground).

Best line in the movie 'Scissors of Heaven.'


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