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Gou hun jiang tou (1976)

An evil magician and his zombie minions are up against a trio of doctors who are on a mission to find the cause of an outbreak of unknown diseases caused by his spells.

Director:

Meng Hua Ho (as Horace Menga)

Writer:

Kuang Ni
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lung Ti ... Dr. Chi Chung Peng
Ni Tien ... (as Tanny)
Lieh Lo ... Kang Cong
Terry Liu ... (as Hui-Ju Liu)
Wei Tu Lin ... Dr. Shi Chen-Sheng
Lily Li ... Margerete
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok-Kuen Chan
Chok Chow Cheung
Szu-Ying Chien
Tien-Chu Chin
Kung-Wu Huang
Feng Lin
Tzu-Yun Mai Tzu-Yun Mai
Min Min
Chih-Li Ou Chih-Li Ou
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Storyline

Doctors dealing with patients noticed something weird going on, such as zombies with spikes in their heads and when removed, they melt down, patients vomiting up worms, spontaneous combustions, exploding bodies, demon fetuses and the disappearance of women. A male-witch is responsible for all these calamities going on, but no other doctors believe this, until someone must go out there and stop him and prove that he caused all the gory, bizarre crisises. Written by Chibi Riza

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Country:

Hong Kong | Singapore

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

9 December 1976 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Revenge of the Zombies See more »

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Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Followed by The Queen of Black Magic (1981) See more »

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Singapore locations

It is some time since I had watched a Hong Kong film from the Shaw Brothers and this turned out to be quite a surprise. Number one was the fantastic clarity of the picture (thank you Blu-ray) but No.2 was that instead of being set in the British colony, these are Singapore locations. Mainly we see the botanical gardens but also a glimpse of Orchard Road and the cable cars going over to the island. No sight at all of Chinatown! Story is crap, acting pretty much the same but there is so much vigour here and the urge to put everything in that we get quite a concoction. I liked the nine inch nails, hammered in and wrenched out of people's skulls, the main protagonist's need to drink human milk (one of many opportunities for nudity) and the gory seeping body fissures brought on by the infamous 'black magic'. Not for everyone but rather a novelty.


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