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A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990)

Sien lui yau wan II: Yan gaan dou (original title)
In this installment of a phenomenal saga of the super natural, four young people are caught in a tug-o-war of evil between an Imperial Wizard and a corrupt General. Outrageous special ... See full summary »

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Siu-Tung Ching

Writers:

Kan Keito, Kee-To Lam (screenplay) (as Kei To Lam) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Cheung ... Ling Choi San
Joey Wang ... Ching Fung / Windy
Michelle Reis ... Yuet Chi / Moon
Jacky Cheung ... Chi Chau / Autumn
Wu Ma ... Yin Chek Hsia / Swordsman
Siu-Ming Lau ... Lord Fu
Waise Lee ... Swordsman Hu
Feng Ku ... Elder Chu
Shun Lau ... High Priest
Siu-Chun To ... Rebel
Li Wang ... Rebel
Siu-Hung Lau Siu-Hung Lau ... High Priest's Disciple
Hui Li Hui Li ... High Priest's Disciple
Yu-Chun Wang Yu-Chun Wang ... High Priest's Disciple
Ching-Ching Yeung ... High Priest's Disciple
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In this installment of a phenomenal saga of the super natural, four young people are caught in a tug-o-war of evil between an Imperial Wizard and a corrupt General. Outrageous special effects galore! Written by Towne 3, San Jose, Ca

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

13 July 1990 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A Chinese Ghost Story II See more »

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Film Workshop See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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I wish the first film had been the only film
24 October 2000 | by kealaSee all my reviews

SINNUI YAUMAN II isn't bad at all, but it's disappointing. It isn't as funny, exciting, touching or visually inventive as its predecessor. The device used to reintroduce Joey Wong into the story is just plain wrong; if they didn't want to bring back her original character ( I have to admit they probably couldn't) they should have come up with a new love interest played by a new actress. Limiting Wu Ma to such a brief appearance limits his chemistry with Leslie Cheung, which is one of the things that made the first film such fun, and there's just about no one else here, except Cheung, who has as much charisma. It is a novel way to bring back the two actors, but it's a letdown.

As for Cheung himself, he just isn't as disarming here as in the original; he doesn't fit his character as well. There's also what seems to be some kind of political allegory near the end that doesn't fit the rest of the story - maybe you have to be more familiar than I am with China to appreciate it? Oh, maybe I'm griping too much; it has its good moments (especially a scene concerning a slowly 'thawing' monster)...just not nearly as many as 1987's SINNUI YAUMAN. It waters down the impact of that jewel a bit, and frankly, I wish they'd taken all the good stuff in this film and used it on some entirely different project.


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