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The Nine Demons (1984)

Jiu zi tian mo (original title)
| Action, Horror
After selling his soul to the devil, Joey is given the power to control 9 demons. With their help, Joey must save his childhood friend Gary from a bloody massacre.


Cheh Chang


Kuang Ni (screenplay)




Credited cast:
Tien-Chi Cheng ... Joey
Li Wang ... Roland
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fu-Chien Chang
Peng Chang Peng Chang
Sheng Chiang ... Master Fu
Chung Fei Hsu Chung Fei Hsu
Chien-sheng Li Chien-sheng Li
Chung-Yi Li Chung-Yi Li
Ruo-yu Liu Ruo-yu Liu
Yin-Shang Liu
Feng Lu ... Master Law
Ching-Shun Mao Ching-Shun Mao ... (as Ching Hsien Mao)
Te-Yun Pei
Chi-tuan Te Chi-tuan Te
Chung Ting Chung Ting


Joey and Gary, two childhood friends who are both well versed in the deadly martial arts, are the only two remaining survivors of a ruthless coup, perpetrated by mutinous servants, against Gary's family estate. With Gary in captivity, about to be executed, Joey accidentally stumbles into the underworld (hell) while trying to escape, where he meets the prince of darkness himself. Left with no other options, Joey sells his soul to the devil in exchange for the power to control nine vicious demons that will aid him in his quest to rescue his friend and restore his estate. Joey's actions however end up having unintended consequences, eventually leading to a bloody power struggle between rival factions. Written by Shahram Ahmadi

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Dredging past strange sorcery reveals great kung-fu action.
1 August 2001 | by burningdog.ohSee all my reviews

Jiu zi tian mo (Nine Demons) is another Shaw Brothers kung-fu flick featuring a later line-up of the Venoms. In this tale of sorcery and martial arts, Joey (Ching Tien Chee) bargains for the aid of demons to rescue a friend and seek revenge for the death of his father. But was it too much of a price to pay? With lavish sets and costumes, director Chang Cheh takes this movie from your typical kung-fu setting to the strange. The demons are fairly poor (flying skulls that suck blood), but the action is super. The story builds to an amazing final battle!

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Also Known As:

Gau ji tin moh See more »

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Chang He Film Company See more »
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