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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.

Director:

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
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Cast

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Quotes

[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

Dubbed version has a different score. See more »

Connections

Followed by Encounter of the Spooky Kind II (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Phantasm
(excerpts fron the soundtrack) (uncredited)
Composed by Fred Myrow (uncredited) and Malcolm Seagrave (uncredited)
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Great comedy from Hong Kong!
3 October 1999 | by Fat DragonSee all my reviews

This movie is really great! I was really caught by surprise because before I saw this movie, I thought all Hong Kong movies were hyper-violent actions with "rock hard" characters. The characters in this movie are actually very funny. They're not all cold, hard murderers who go around shooting or beating people up.

There's lots of great humor in this movie, mixed with the standard Hong Kong stunts. I bet you would have to look for a long time to find a Western stuntman who can do all the stuff Sammo does here. And he's fat!!! There's really not much I can say without giving up too much of the story, so I suggest you just see it. It's incredible, and matches even the best American comedies.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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