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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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Wow, a very special Chinese Ghost Story movie
7 August 2005 | by chinesefanSee all my reviews

Eversince watching the HK 1987 remake by Ching Siu-Tung, I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to watch this original so badly. So much had been heard about the famous actress who committed suicide at an early age. I find this version very different from the 80's version. I think fans of modern cinema will prefer the newer version as there are more fantasy, action and subplots but I find it difficult to compare which is a better movie. This version is more like a classical film and I find the direction and acting better. I find the horror scenes better too. The male lead is no Leslie Cheung and good too but appear over-aged as a scholar. The female ghost is much better and definitely better than the 80's version. I am totally enchanted by her look and acting. I cannot believe she is the same actress who played the female lead in Liang San Po and Chuk Ying Tai and the weak girl in another Chinese classic story, Dreams of the red chamber. She is so enchanting and sexy here. My vote here maybe overrated because of her.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

17 August 1960 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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