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Jiang shi shu shu (1988)

A Taoist Priest isn't too happy when his Buddhist Priest colleague moves in next door. They are subject to constant feuds and duels, but soon must overcome their odds towards each other ... See full summary »

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Ricky Lau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Chan ... Four-eyed Taoist
Wu Ma ... Buddhist Yat-Yau
Kar Lok Chin ... Chia-Lok
Loletta Lee ... Ching-Ching
Wah Yuen ... Wu-Yuan
Fat Chung ... Taoist Crane
Wing-Cheung Cheung Wing-Cheung Cheung ... The Vampire
Kin-Wai Ho Kin-Wai Ho ... The 71st Prince
Pauline Yu-Huan Wang ... Fox Demon
Yun-Chiang Peng ... Prince's Guard
Kwai-Bo Chun ... Prince's Guard
Tau Chu ... Prince's Guard
Chau Sang Lau ... Taoist Disciple
Kam Kong Chow ... Taoist Disciple
Yung Kwan ... Taoist Disciple
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A Taoist Priest isn't too happy when his Buddhist Priest colleague moves in next door. They are subject to constant feuds and duels, but soon must overcome their odds towards each other when a vampire breaks loose from his coffin in a nearby procession and threatens to wreak havoc to the countryside. Written by Oliver Chu

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

21 December 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Geung si suk suk See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The 'Mr Vampire' series delivers again.
29 December 2018 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

I simply adore MR. VAMPIRE, as it's one of my favorite films --- the perfect blend of comedy, martial arts and horror. Part 2 was enjoyable, if whimsical and Part 3, a strong ensemble cast that it is almost on the same level as the original. So the odds must be promising for MR VAMPIRE 4? Must be? Sure, Ricky Lau is back and it sticks to the formula (Taoist and his clumsy pupil battling the paranormal), but after Part 3 favored horror atmospherics, this time around it was leaning heavily on lightweight slapstick comedy, like Part 2 did. But the missing link; a stoic Lam Ching-Ying with his graceful martial art talents and it really does show in the final product. Still, I got a kick out of this over-the-top, playful and downright likeable HK supernatural comedy, even if now the franchise is at its most silliest.

There's not a lot to the story with its loose arrangement, even the whole vampire/antagonist angle doesn't come into it play until over halfway through. Therefore it kind of feels tacked on when that side of the story commences. The introducing scene of Anthony Chan (who returns after being in the original) as the four-eyed Taoist, herding his hopping vampires through the nighttime forest, where he encounters Pauline Wong Yuk-Wan's seductive fox spirit (blowing bubbles and glowing red kisses) is probably the most effective moment in the film. Mainly how it balanced its laughs, and dazzling fantasy elements with its stylish use of imagery. Then it becomes grounded, spending more time on student Chai-Le (Chin Ka-lok) trying to woo pupil Ching-Ching (Rachel Lee), while four-eyed Taoist and his neighboring Buddha monk (series regular Wu Ma) constantly feud, or try to better each other in their craft like in a competing live-action cartoon. It's Chan and Ma's dynamics and psychical interplay early on, keeping the film's energy buoyant and moving. The two eventually must settle their differences when an ancient vampire (in ghastly make-up FX) is resurrected by an electrical storm in the nearby woods. From then onwards all the ingredients are there; non-stop kung-fu filtered with slow-mo, minor aerial acrobats, frenetic pacing, fluorescent visual effects, hopping vampires, magic spells, firecrackers and a huge dose of broad humor all within tight quarters.


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