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Geung si sin sang (1985)

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The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror.

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Ricky Lau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ching-Ying Lam ... Master Gau
Siu-Ho Chin ... Chou Sheng
Ricky Hui ... Man Choi
Moon Lee ... Ting-Ting (as Choi-fung Li)
Billy Lau ... Wai
Siu-Fung Wong ... Jade (as Siu-fung Wong)
Wah Yuen ... The Vampire
Ha Huang ... Mr. Yam
Anthony Chan ... Taoist Priest
Wu Ma ... Rice Seller
Chau Sang Lau ... Timekeeper
Pak-Kwong Ho ... Villager
Kai Man Tin ... Stupid son
Mo Yuen ... Policeman
Wellson Chin ... Policeman
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Storyline

A ghost sucks the life-force out of a one of Uncle Nine's student. The other is slowly turned into a vampire. They halt his transformation by filing down his teeth! The female ghost throws her head around like a boomerang to protect herself. Can Mr. Vampire chase away the Succubus and the hopping ghost and save his two students? Written by Joseph P. Ulibas <mculibas@cwnet.com>

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Rated PG-13 for vampire violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

28 September 1985 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Stiff Corpse See more »

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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At different points in the movie wires were used, so, the production staff had to make sure the wires were not visible on screen. To achieve that, they would spray the wires with the same color as the set's background. If the wires were shown, the staff would have to take the film overseas to fix, which was not popular at that time. It was notable that the scene where actor Siu-Ho Chin performed a back-flip up the door involved no wires. See more »

Goofs

When the ghost flies through the window to save her love from the vampire, the cable causing her flight is briefly seen. See more »

Connections

Followed by Jiang shi shu shu (1988) See more »

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A true classic for all lovers of film
31 March 2006 | by KnuckleSee all my reviews

"Mr. Vampire" is bar none one of the most imaginative, entertaining, and creative stories ever committed to film. In this movie, Master Gau (Ching-Ying Lam), and his two bumbling students, Chou (Siu-hou Chin) and Man (Ricky Hui), deal with the awakened corpse of a man whose body has been buried inauspiciously. The hopping ghost goes on rampage through the town, killing several innocent bystanders. Add to this mix a bumbling cop who, under pressure to apprehend this heinous murderer, decides that one suspect is as good as another and arrests Master Gau. Throw in a ghostly romance and a zombie-on-zombie mêlée and you have one of the East's cinematic masterpieces.

Aside from the truly awe inspiring wire work, gymnastics, acrobatics, and martial arts displays, Mr. Vampire also gives us characters whose company we truly enjoy. In another refreshing turn, verbal wit plays as much a role in the humor of this movie as the Buster Keatonesque slapstick.

Buy it, rent it, do whatever you have to in order to see this. One viewing will hardly be enough.

One hundred out of ten - quite possibly one of the best of its genre and no doubt one of the best ever.


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