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Encounter of the Spooky Kind II (1989)

Gui yao gui (original title)
Impoverished teahouse worker (and martial-arts student) Abao is engaged to his boss' daughter, Little Chu, and fights to protect her from the lecherous advances of the wealthy but repulsive... See full summary »

Director:

Ricky Lau

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Chi-Leung Shum (story), Mei-Yee Sze (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Abao (as Samo Hung)
Ching-Ying Lam ... Master Gau (as Lam Ching-ying)
Hoi Mang ... Little Hoi
Ha Huang ... The Black Magic Priest
Man-Chung Lam ... Mr. Shi
Man-Gwan Wong ... Hsiao-Hung
Sin Hung Tam ... Hsiao-Hung's Mother
Wing-Cho Yip ... Mr. Chu
Mimi Chi Yan Kung ... Little Chu
Collin Chou ... Snakeman
Wing-Cheung Cheung Wing-Cheung Cheung ... Male Vampire
Lai-Na Wong Lai-Na Wong ... Female Vampire
Kwok Keung Cheung ... Customer with kid
Miu Ting Kong ... Chu's Men
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Storyline

Impoverished teahouse worker (and martial-arts student) Abao is engaged to his boss' daughter, Little Chu, and fights to protect her from the lecherous advances of the wealthy but repulsive Master Shi. The two men's romantic rivalry escalates into full-scale supernatural warfare after Shi enlists the aid of a wicked sorcerer, and Abao encounters a benevolent female ghost. Written by Erich Mees

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Action | Comedy | Horror

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

9 February 1990 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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It's all in the eye of the beholder.
23 February 2005 | by alecwestSee all my reviews

To me, this sequel was superior to the original film. There's less action but it was more 'cerebral' ... focusing on Taoist mysticism. Also, it wasn't presented in a slapstick manner. While comedic moments exist throughout the film, the overall tone was more serious. And, the spooky characters (ghosts, ghouls, etc.) were far more believable in the sequel than in the original film. However, though I enjoyed this film more than the original, I rated it 5 out of 10 due to production glitches.

First, the film IS available on VHS from the domestic (US) releasing company, Tai Seng Video (www.taiseng.com) in NTSC VHS format. Note, though, that their exact title on file is "Encounter Of The Spooky Kind II" with no 's' character after 'Encounter'. The site also has a cover photo of the tape box. However, unlike the original film's widescreen presence, the sequel is pan/scan. Further, the subtitling was atrocious in parts ... putting the English words below the viewable area on most TVs or actually cutting off parts of words on the left/right sides of the screen. In the original film, subtitles were below the active letterbox frame but well within the viewable area. Also, the people who subtitled the sequel obviously didn't speak English as well as the people who subtitled the original film. Example from the sequel when Abao, a friend, and their Master confront angry wild dogs:

Abao: Master, how do we get through them?

Master: We _snick_ our way through.

There are a number of other examples but I won't go into them. Still, if you can overlook those problems, I think you'll find the film enjoyable overall.


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