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Jiang shi jia zu: Jiang shi xian sheng xu ji (1986)

Modern grave robbing "archeologists" find perfectly preserved specimens from the past of a man, a woman, and their child. Unbeknownst to the scientist and his two bumbling assistants, these... See full summary »

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Ricky Lau

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Barry Wong (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ching-Ying Lam ... Master Lam
Biao Yuen ... Yen
Fat Chung ... Professor Kwok
Billy Lau ... Chicken
Wing-Cheung Cheung Wing-Cheung Cheung ... Father Vampire
Pauline Yu-Huan Wang ... Mother Vampire
Moon Lee ... Gigi
Chau Sang Lau ... Sashimi
Fung Woo ... Hu
Kin-Wai Ho Kin-Wai Ho ... Child Vampire
Kin-Yu Hon Kin-Yu Hon ... Chia-Chia
Man-Kam Choi Man-Kam Choi ... Chia Chia's Brother
James Tien ... Officer Tien
Wu Ma ... Hu's Neighbor
Tat-Wah Cho ... Police Chief
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Storyline

Modern grave robbing "archeologists" find perfectly preserved specimens from the past of a man, a woman, and their child. Unbeknownst to the scientist and his two bumbling assistants, these are vampires immobilized only by the paper spells pasted on their foreheads. While transporting the child to a buyer, its spell blows off and the vampire child escapes and befriends some local children. Eventually, the parent vampires are also awakened and escape, but by now the local herbalist is on their trail to destroy them. Written by Reid Gagle

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

15 August 1986 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Geung si ga zuk See more »

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

As the two vampires fly through the top of the burning truck, the lines pulling them into the air can be briefly seen. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK video version is cut by 17 seconds to receive a 12 rating. See more »

Connections

Followed by Xin jiang shi xian sheng (1992) See more »

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Scattershot sequel
20 August 2014 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

MR. VAMPIRE was a comedy horror classic that very nearly equalled the heights of Sammo Hung's ENCOUNTERS OF THE SPOOKY KIND, so this sequel has its work cut out from the outset. And it's fair to say that it doesn't come close to equalling the power, atmosphere or feel of the original movie. That doesn't mean it's a bad film - in fact, it's a pretty good example of its type - just don't go in expecting more of the same.

This time around, a family of vampires (mother, father, and son) are excavated by an archaeologist (ENCOUNTERS star Fat Chung) and before long the usual hijinks ensue. This time, the film is divided into sub-plots between three groups of characters; one of them involves the archaeologists trying to make amends for their mess, another involves the antics of the vampire kid trying to integrate into family life, and a third sees the return of the one-eyebrowed priest, played by Lam Ching-Ying.

It's disappointing that Lam Ching-Ying gets a lot less screen-time this time around, although the producers do make up for that by casting Yuen Biao in a central role; a disappointment then that Biao doesn't get to take part in much martial arts. Too much of the narrative is taken up by the vampire kid, although things do hit a high note at the climax which offers more of the traditional vampire action that you'd expect. Sadly, the film's centre-point gag, which sees the action taking place in slow motion, goes on for way too long and just isn't very funny.


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