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A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991)

Sien lui yau wan III: Dou dou dou (original title)
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Basically a retread of the first movie, in which the evil Tree Spirit is back with yet another ghost played by Joey Wong. The Swordsman Yen and Leslie Cheung characters are replaced by a ... See full summary »

Directors:

Siu-Tung Ching, Hark Tsui (uncredited)

Writers:

Roy Szeto, Hark Tsui
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Fong (as Chiu Wai Leung)
Joey Wang ... Lotus
Jacky Cheung ... Yin
Nina Li Chi ... Butterfly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yiu-Sing Cheung Yiu-Sing Cheung ... Rascal
Choi-Chow Hoh Choi-Chow Hoh ... Rascal
Shun Lau ... Bai Yun
Siu-Ming Lau ... Tree Devil
Yuk-Ting Lau ... Jade
Waise Lee
Kwong Leung Wong ... Man at Teahouse
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Storyline

Basically a retread of the first movie, in which the evil Tree Spirit is back with yet another ghost played by Joey Wong. The Swordsman Yen and Leslie Cheung characters are replaced by a Buddhist Abbot and disciple (Tony Leung). Jacky Cheung also pops up again, this time as a money-grabbing swordsman with a neat bag of tricks. Written by Paul Mason <panurge@tcp-ip.or.jp>

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

18 July 1991 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Sien lui yau wan III: Do do do See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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How to milk a cash cow to death.
28 February 2001 | by GrrriffinSee all my reviews

Chinese Ghost Story III is a totally superfluous sequel to two excellent fantasy films. The film delivers the spell-casting special effects that one can expect, but fails painfully on all other fronts. The actors all play extremely silly caricatures. You have to be still in diapers to find their slapstick humor even remotely funny. The plot is predictable, and the development is sometimes erratic and often slow. Towards the end, the movie begins to resemble old Godzilla films, including shabby larger-than-life special effects and a (well, yet another) ghost with a Godzilla head. Maybe I would have grinned if I was expecting camp.

It is astonishing to see what trash fantasy fans have to put up with - in this case because somebody thought they could squeeze a little extra money out of a successful formula. They won't be able to do it again: the cash cow is now dead as a dodo.


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