Expelled by a band of restless ghosts in his village, Taoist Priest Mao Ming, and his two spirit companions, visit another village to seek wealth. There, Ming meets Master Gau, the "Vampire... See full summary »
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 »
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.
The story is set in both Hong Kong and the U.S. So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were ... See full summary »
Impoverished teahouse worker (and martial-arts student) Abao is engaged to his boss' daughter, Little Chu, and fights to protect her from the lecherous advances of the wealthy but repulsive... See full summary »
Officer Tuba (Sammo Hung) and Police Detective Chow (David Chiang) attempt to hunt down a band of blackmailers. Unsuccessful in capturing the gang, Chow is gunned down and, in his dying ... See full summary »
Master Lam and his two disciples must battle a horde of Chinese vampires in order to get the teeth dust needed to cure an ailing general. Meanwhile, the general's wife is pregnant, and the ... See full summary »
Action superstar Chow Yun-Fat portrays real-life gangster Chen Daqi as he rises to the upper echelons of power, finding himself torn between the love of two women, the murderous plots of the secret service, and the looming threat of war.
A retired bodyguard who has settled into a corner of the world where China, Russia and North Korea meet as he suffers from early dementia finds a new friend in a young girl. When her life ... See full summary »
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung,
So the main plot of this horror comedy is a taxi driver serial killer on the loose, who happens to resemble the film's main propagandist, Chau Wai-Tin (Alfred Cheung). While the cops are out to nab the psycho-path, much of the film is consumed in slapstick comedy and screwball humor involving Chau and his cousin Wawa (Moon Lee), who immigrates to Hong Kong to be with her grandfather (Kau Lam).
There are numerous subplots that turn the audience's attention away from the main serial killer plot, including Chau running from loan sharks, Wawa's druggie friend, and Wawa's grandfather's mahjong games. It appears the filmmakers tried hard to mix all the comedy, martial arts action and horror into one film. Unfortunately, the comedy outweighs the horror elements so much that the purpose and background of the serial killer have been left ambiguous, leaving out needed suspense and ***spoiler ahead*** giving us an anti-climatic end. ***spoiler ends***
There is also numerous cameo appearances made by a vast number of familiar Hong Kong actors, which I thought was wasted away in such a low-budget film. Acting wasn't bad, though.
Overall, it's an unbalanced film. Could have used more horror elements, but the movie did make me laughs on several occasions.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this