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Encounters of the Spooky Kind (1980)

Gui da gui (original title)
Cheung's wife and boss are seeing each other, and decide to dispatch him with a wizard. But the wizard's rival aids and defends Cheung and a magic war rises.

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Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Bold Cheung
Fat Chung ... Priest Tsui
Lung Chan ... Priest Chin Hoi
Ha Huang ... Master Tam (as Wong Ha)
Tai-Bo ... Lau
Ching-Ying Lam ... The Inspector
Wu Ma ... Fa Kau
Siu-Ming To ... Tao
Billy Chan ... Fei
Suet-Mei Leung Suet-Mei Leung ... Cheung's Wife
Biao Yuen ... Vampire
Ching Po Chang ... Uncle Pok
Yun-Chiang Peng ... Hsiao Peng
Ying-Ying Hui ... Cheung's Neighbor
Mo Yuen ... Mu / Prison Guard
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Storyline

Villager Bold Cheung (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo), known for his willingness to do anything courageous, bold or daring, becomes a target by the evil rich Master Tam (Huang Ha), who committed adultery with Cheung's unfaithful wife and wants to keep her as his mistress. Cheung is tricked into a bet to spend the night in a haunted temple, where a vampire was unleashed by Priest Chin Hoi (Lung Chan), hired by Tam, to kill him. However, Hoi's more righteous colleague, Priest Tsui (Fat Chung), wants to save Cheung and counterattack Hoi and Tam's wicked deeds. Written by Oliver Chu

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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[last lines]
Cheung's Wife: [runs into Cheung's arms] Darling! Master Tam, he was going to rape me!
Bold Cheung: I know...
[he beats her]
Bold Cheung: I know you had an affair with him, you filthy whore!
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Alternate Versions

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Connections

Featured in Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Phantasm
(excerpts fron the soundtrack) (uncredited)
Composed by Fred Myrow (uncredited) and Malcolm Seagrave (uncredited)
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Kung Fu Horror
9 April 2001 | by eibon09See all my reviews

The first real successful horror feature in Hong Kong to mix action with horror. Even though there were similar films before this like The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires, it was this movie that laid the groundwork for many future horror films in Hong Kong. Gui Da Gui/Encounters of the Spooky Kind(1980) sports a physical incredible performance from Sammo Hung Kam Bo as Courageous Cheung. The special effects are some of the best ever seen in a Hong Kong film. Sammo excells in the role of writer, star, and director.

The fight sequences involving the Inspector and his men are wonderfully choreographed. Influenced many American filmmakers including Sam Raimi. Sam Raimi uses scenes from this film as inspiration for Evil Dead(1983) and Evil Dead 2(1987). Courageous Cheung is a model for the character ofAsh in the Evil Dead films. Gui Da Gui/Encounters of the Spooky Kind(1980) along with Eastern Condors(1987), Pedicab Driver(1989), and Prodigal Son(1983) are my favorite films by the director.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

24 December 1980 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Spooky Encounters See more »

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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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