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The Vineyard (1989)

R | | Horror | 21 July 1989 (USA)
Dr. Elson Po is one of the world's most famous wine growers. He has a magic potion which has kept him handsome and alive during the centuries. However, lately the magic which rejuvenates ... See full summary »

Directors:

James Hong, William Rice

Writers:

James Hong (screenplay), James Hong (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Hong ... Dr. Elson Po
Karen Lorre ... Jezebel Fairchild (as Karen Witter)
Michael Wong ... Jeremy Young
Lars Wanberg Lars Wanberg ... Lucas Carroll (as Lars Wangberg)
Cheryl Madsen Cheryl Madsen ... Nancy Stone
Cheryl Lawson Cheryl Lawson ... Claudia Lee
Rue Douglas Rue Douglas ... Brad Fuller
Sean P. Donahue ... Brian Whitman
Sherri Ball Sherri Ball ... Celeste Jones
Karl-Heinz Teuber ... Paul Edmonds
Ruth Lin Ruth Lin ... Lois
Harry Mok ... Warrior (as Michael Quion)
Lissa Zappardino Lissa Zappardino ... Tina Po
Mark De Alessandro ... Mark (Mechanic)
Vivian Lee Vivian Lee ... Young / Old mother Po
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Storyline

Dr. Elson Po is one of the world's most famous wine growers. He has a magic potion which has kept him handsome and alive during the centuries. However, lately the magic which rejuvenates him seem to be less and less effective. As a side project he make movies and invites a group of young, aspiring actors to his private island for a party, believing that the young, handsome actress Jezebel can be his new source of life. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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An island of death fueled by the blood of its victims.

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Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Maldição dos Zumbis See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is Michael Wong's Hollywood/American film debut, the same actor who was involved in numerous Hong Kong movies such as "Legacy of Rage" (1986) and "In the Line of Duty 4" (1989). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Elson Po: Castrate him!
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During the closing credits, when they come to the "Thanks to..." section, it reads "Dr. Elson Po thanks..." See more »

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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

PO'S BOOGIE
Written & Performed by Eddy Goldfarb and Bruce Tambling
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What happens at the vineyard, stays at the vineyard...
19 July 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

This horror movie from 1989 really embodies the entire spirit and feel of the 1980 horror movies. It is hard to put a concrete example on what it is to it that makes it so, but it just is.

"The Vineyard" is fairly straight forward. A reclusive wine grower, famous for his unique wines, have invited a group of young aspiring actors to his estate for what they believe in to be a party and an audition for a movie. However, the wine maker has something else in store for the young people, as he needs them to brew his special wine; a wine that has kept him young and alive for centuries.

The effects in the movie were very 1980s. Just watch the movie, and you will know immediately what I am talking about here. The zombies weren't particularly detailed, but I assume for a movie from back then they were quite good.

The storyline is generic and stereotypical for late 1980s horror movies, being predictable to the core. But still, the movie is fun to watch because it is campy and cheesy. And it was fun to watch James Hong in this particular role. Being a fan of Hong Kong cinema, it was also fun to watch Michael Wong in this movie.

If you enjoy horror movies from the 1980s, then "The Vineyard" is definitely one to watch. And the ending is guaranteed to have you laughing...


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