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Doctor Vampire (1990)

Jiang shi yi sheng (original title)
Dr. Chiang Ta-Tsung (Bowie Lam), on business in England, unintentionally visit a brothel to find help after his car breaks down. The brothel is, unfortunately, a lair for vampires who ... See full summary »

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Jamie Luk

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Jamie Luk (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bowie Lam ... Dr. Chiang Ta-Tsung
Ellen Chan ... Alice
Sheila Chan ... May Chen
David Wu ... Dr. Chang K.K.
Shek Yin Lau ... Dr. Chin
Crystal Kwok Crystal Kwok ... Joy Li
Peter Kjær Peter Kjær ... Vampire Master (as Peter Kjaer)
Kuang Ni Kuang Ni ... Taoist Priest
James Wong ... Hospital Director
Fui-On Shing ... Ta
Chi Kit Lee Chi Kit Lee ... Ta's Man
Lorraine Kibble Lorraine Kibble ... Vampire's Assistant
Lan Law ... Mrs. Hsieh
Mo-Lin Yu ... Cleaning Lady
Hin Ming Lee Hin Ming Lee ... Patient
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Dr. Chiang Ta-Tsung (Bowie Lam), on business in England, unintentionally visit a brothel to find help after his car breaks down. The brothel is, unfortunately, a lair for vampires who seduces men for their blood to feed their Vampire Master (Peter Kjær). Tsung is seduced by one of them named Alice (Ellen Chan), but she falls in love with him instead. After Tsung returns home in Hong Kong, he learns that he possesses vampire traits and, to make matters worse, is being pursued by a reluctant Alice, who was ordered by the Vampire Master to bring Tsung back to their lair. Written by Oliver Chu

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Comedy | Horror

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A Typical Entertaining Hong Kong Film
27 August 2002 | by kensmarkSee all my reviews

If you've seen a fair number of Hong Kong movies before, especially modern horror-comedies, then you probably know what to expect from "Doctor Vampire". If you *aren't* familiar with Hong Kong movies, then this movie will surprise and probably confuse you, although you'll likely think it's pretty funny.

Hong Kong movies are often a bit disorganized, by Hollywood standards, and "Doctor Vampire" is no exception. A few plot elements go nowhere; a few loose ends won't get tied up. Some scenes -- although worth seeing -- don't really seem to go with the rest of the film. It all adds up to a happy mess that's entertaining but may be a little disconcerting for newcomers.

The cast is pretty good, including HK hottie Ellen Chan as the female vampire, and with Crystal Kwok in a hilarious role as a sassy nurse. The two Caucasian actors don't come off as well, partly because of how poorly they're dubbed, but it just adds to the campy fun.

This is basically a romantic comedy, light on the romance and heavy on the comedy, with a little kung fu and horror thrown in for good measure. There are a number of surprisingly funny moments, many of which have little to do with the plot but are definitely worth having.

People looking for a more serious HK vampire film should check out "Mr. Vampire" or Sammo Hung's "Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind". Those who see and like "Doctor Vampire" will probably also like another HK vampire romantic comedy, "A Bite of Love".


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

6 December 1990 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Paragon Films Ltd. See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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