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The Enchanting Shadow (1960)

Ching nu yu hun (original title)
A young scholar spends the night in a creepy temple that is said to be haunted. He doesn't believe in the rumors, but after running into a Taoist swordsman, he meets a beautiful lady ghost.

Director:

Han Hsiang Li

Writers:

Songling Pu (story "Nie Xiaoqian in book "Liaozhai Zhiyi""), Yue-Ting Wang
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Loh Ti ... Nieh Hsiao-Chien (as Di Le)
Lei Zhao ... Ning Tsai-Chen
Rhoqing Tang Rhoqing Tang ... Lao Lao
Chih-Ching Yang ... Yen Chih-Hsia (as Zhiqing Yang)
Kuo Hua Li Kuo Hua Li ... Scholar #1
Hsiang Su Hsiang Su ... Scholar #2
Chi Lu Chi Lu ... Servant to Scholar #1
Kun Li ... Servant to Scholar #2
Li-Jen Ho ... Portrait Shop Owner
Yue-Ting Wang Yue-Ting Wang ... Carriage Driver
Yi Feng ... Carriage Driver
Hsi Chang ... Carriage Driver
Wei-Lieh Lan Wei-Lieh Lan ... Carriage Driver
Chun Chin ... Carriage Driver (as Kwan Kam)
Hsiu Wen Hsiu Wen ... Lao Lao's Friend
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A young scholar spends the night in a creepy temple that is said to be haunted. He doesn't believe in the rumors, but after running into a Taoist swordsman, he meets a beautiful lady ghost.

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Enchanting, bewitching... charming!
9 October 2003 | by Laserdome-AMHSee all my reviews

A young scholar spends the night in a creepy temple that is said to be haunted. He doesn't believe in the rumors, but after running into a Taoist swordsman, he meets a beautiful lady ghost. She is forced by an evil old witch to seduce young men, so the witch can kill them and drink their blood...

This 1959 color production from the famous Shaw Bros. is finally available in a gorgeously restored version. By far the oldest movie I've seen from Hong Kong so far, this classic of the fantasy/horror genre, while very slow moving, is really charming and well worth watching after all these years. Like many Hong Kong movies, this one too is based on a story from famous Ching dynasty author Song-Ling Pu's collection of over 400 ghost and love stories. In 1987, the film was remade into one of the most popular and spectacular Hong Kong movies ever: "A Chinese Ghost Story".


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

17 August 1960 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Enchanting Shadow See more »

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Production Co:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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