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Black Magic (1975)

Jiang tou (original title)
R | | Fantasy, Horror | 1979 (USA)
An evil magician makes a living by casting deadly spells on people's objects of desire. He gets overly ambitious, and start to go out of control.

Director:

Meng Hua Ho

Writer:

Kuang Ni
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lung Ti ... Xu Nuo
Lieh Lo ... Lang Jiajie
Ni Tien ... Luo Yin (as Tanny)
Lily Li ... Quming
Feng Ku ... Shan Jianmi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ho-Chiang Chen Ho-Chiang Chen ... Party guest
Ping Chen ... Ms Wang
Shao-Lin Chiang
Chun Chin ... Party guest
Norman Chu ... (as Shao-Chiang Hsu)
Dana ... (as Tsen Shu-Yi)
Ging Man Fung
Ti Hua Ko
Chan-Hsiung Ku Chan-Hsiung Ku
Tsan-Hsiung Ku Tsan-Hsiung Ku
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An evil magician makes a living by casting deadly spells on people's objects of desire. He gets overly ambitious, and start to go out of control.

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Taglines:

Those who did not believe in the voodoo curse never lived to tell!

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Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Magic See more »

Filming Locations:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was picked up for distribution in America in 1979. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Queen of Black Magic (1981) See more »

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Asian Horror/Drama -Gong Tau (1975)
28 November 2006 | by phosoneSee all my reviews

As far as I know this is a shaw bros. film. You can see touches of what I like to call "shaw-gloss". If you have seen many shaw movies you know what I am talking about. Reguardless of what I guy above me said, I enjoyed this film. I found it compelling to be quite honest. The setting being a "modern" urban city and jungle. A morality play or soap if you will, with bits of horror/gore thrown in for good measure. Fans of Asian horror might want to give this a try. It is oldschool. This is not a martial arts film . In one movie you get Ti-lung, Lo-lieh, nudity, breast-milk, potions, human flesh, decapitation, cool cars, crazy colors, Ti-lung with shades, a warlock, the list goes on. I bought the 2002 celestial/image version DVD. Quality was great. Decent sound/subtitle options. Tons of trailers which we all love. Keep an open mind this is an older movie from another country. Try something different!


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