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You gui zi (1976)

A cripple takes revenge on criminals by using a magic spell that transforms him into an oily monster/superhero.

Director:

Meng Hua Ho

Writer:

Lam Chua (as Tsai Lan)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Danny Lee ... Shen Yuan (as Hsiu-Hsien Li)
Ping Chen ... Lin Chung Yue
Lily Li ... Hsiao Li
Lun Hua ... Chen Fu Chien
Hsieh Wang ... Hu Li Fa (as Hsieh Wang)
Chien Yu ... (Guest star) (as Angela Yu Chien)
Feng Ku ... Lin Ya Pa (Guest star)
Hung Wei ... (Guest star)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shih-Ou Chang
Shao-Chia Chen
Ti-Ko Chen
Tien Lung Chen
Chok Chow Cheung
Chuen Chiang
Han Chiang
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A cripple takes revenge on criminals by using a magic spell that transforms him into an oily monster/superhero.

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

18 September 1976 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Oily Maniac See more »

Filming Locations:

Malaysia

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The Oily Maniac: More entertaining than it should have been
13 August 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

This cheesy highly 70's Hong Kong feature immediately gives you the impression that you're going to regret watching it. From it's immensely 70's feel, terrible dialogue and cheesy plot I expected the worst and maybe that's why I came out the other end pleasantly surprised.

Don't get me wrong The Oily Maniac isn't exactly a great film but it's not terrible either.

Arguably a superhero movie our hero gains the ability to turn into The Oily Maniac whose powers are essentially to be a man made of *Wait for it* oil! Though the plot isn't exactly original our leading character certainly is and though you may find it laughable and perhaps hard to get behind the character it is definitely memorable.

This is a film I'd happily see a western remake of as the concept is a lot of fun. A bit of a higher budget to overcome the terrible 70's sfx and maybe make it either R rated or more tongue in cheek (This one doesn't know what it wants to be) Better yet here's an idea The Oily Maniac vs The Greasy Strangler Can you smell the potential? Make it happen Hollywood


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