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Painted Skin (1992)

Hua pi zhi: Yin yang fa wang (original title)
A roving ghost spirit controlled by Ying Yang the Evil paints her face in the guise of a concubine. Her spirit can only be released by a ghostbusting monk who comes to her rescue.

Director:

King Hu

Writers:

Cheng Ah (as Chong A. Cheng), King Hu
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Credited cast:
Li-hua Chang Li-hua Chang
Adam Cheng ... Wang Hsi-Tzu (as Cheng Shao-Chiu)
Ting Chou Ting Chou
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... High Monk
Ching-Ying Lam ... Purple Taoist
Shun Lau ... Zhang Daoling
Sheng-yuan Li Sheng-yuan Li
Shugui Lu Shugui Lu
Joey Wang ... You Feng
Wu Ma ... Zhang's Senior
Yi Yang Yi Yang
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A roving ghost spirit controlled by Ying Yang the Evil paints her face in the guise of a concubine. Her spirit can only be released by a ghostbusting monk who comes to her rescue.

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Not Hu's best
16 October 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

King Hu's take on the old Liaozhai tale of The Painted Skin is merely OK. I expected much from the great Hu as his previous film were never anything less than greatness. Thia film feels a tad more dated then his other films.One can;t help but compare it to his similarly themed "Touch of Zen", and this movie suffers because of that. Adam Cheng is good in the role of Wang Hsi-Tzu, a young scholar having a bad luck day and befriending a ghost. Sammo Hung is excellent as always (well in his non-US movies at least) as a high monk that Wang comes across. And it still remains a film worth watching, it just pales to everything Hu had made in the past.

My Grade: C+

DVD Extras: Trailers for "Running out of Time", "Dragon Inn", "Armageddon", and "the Duel"


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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

18 August 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Human Night in Painted Skin See more »

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1.85 : 1
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