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Vampire Effect (2003)

Chin gei bin (original title)
It's a high-kicking battle on the dark side when an ace vampire slayer and his beautiful sidekicks wage the ultimate martial-arts showdown with one of the most dangerous of the undead.

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It's a high-kicking battle on the dark side when an ace vampire slayer and his beautiful sidekicks wage the ultimate martial-arts showdown with one of the most dangerous of the undead.

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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24 June 2003 (Hong Kong)  »

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Vampire Effect  »

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$1,318,206 (Hong Kong) (27 June 2003)
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During the final scene when Gypsy and Helen are fighting Duke Dekotes, Helen gets hit by the Duke's mechanical claw. When Helen falls down, there are three scratches on her stomach. When she stands up, the scratches are gone. See more »

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References Amélie (2001) See more »

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Performed by Jackie Chan, Twins
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Great film -- if you like Asian humor/great martial arts
16 November 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure what version of the film I saw, but it was very entertaining.

I did not know who the "Twins" were (Gillian Chung and Charlene Choi) before seeing this movie and I think the English translation of the title is somewhat misleading.

The martial arts are very nicely done. I especially liked them, because there was a lot of judo/grappling that was filmed very nicely. Donnie Yen (see him in Hero, great performance) as a director is great as he knows how to shoot these scenes.

Everything seemed to flow for me, except there is one scene where the girls are on the rooftop fighting with bamboo poles. It has really nothing to do with the plot, but it's still entertaining.

Overall, this is one of the better (modern) HK action flicks I've seen in a while. Although cheesy in some respects, it still pulls it off.

Definitely a 9/10


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