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Out of the Dark (1995)

Wui wan yeh (original title)
A cast of new faces and old favorites to take on ghostbusting in a film full of both laughs and thrills.

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Jeffrey Lau

Writer:

Jeffrey Lau (as Gei On)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Chow ... Leon
Karen Mok ... Kwan
Ka-Yan Leung ... Wu
Yi-fei Huang Yi-fei Huang
Yat-Fei Wong ... Tieh Dan
Lik-Chi Lee ... Security Guard
Hung Lu ... Captain Lu
Bruce Mang ... Ming (as Lung Mang)
Suk-Mui Tam ... Mrs. Li
Chi-yin Wong ... Keung
Chi Fai Chow ... Mr. Li (as Fai Chow)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wing-Biu Chan Wing-Biu Chan
Jackson Ha Jackson Ha
Woon Ling Hau ... Li's Mother
Dip Heung Dip Heung ... Chang
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Storyline

Tenant Mr. Li of an apartment high-rise is weary of the return of his late mother's ghost. When she appears in the apartment, she haunts Li and his wife, who she blames for her death. Caught in the commotion is a crazy girl named Kwan and the apartment building's inept security guards. They are repulsed by all the paranormal activity; therefore, they seek the unlikely help of an escaped mental patient, Leon, a Professional-type wannabe who just happened to be passing by the apartment high-rise when all the ghostly events were taking place. Written by Oliver Chu

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Hokkien

Release Date:

6 July 1995 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Hui hun ye See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Heavy visual and slight thematic homage to "Leon: The Professional" See more »

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Strange Film
3 October 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Stephen Chow, Hong Kong's biggest star and international comic genius, leads a great cast of new faces and old favorites to take on ghost busting in a film full of both laughs and thrills.

Hong Kong ghost comedy? Well, that is something different. The humor is a bit odd. It is not bad, but it seems like the timing may be just slightly off, and this probably has something to do with the subtitles... what people say takes a moment longer to register than what we see (unless, of course, we understand Cantonese).

I find the cultural differences (or similarities) interesting. Although there is virtually no overlap between the religions of the West and the East, it seems like we share a very similar view about ghosts. Now, personally, I do not believe in ghosts... but what is presented here for a Chinese audience still makes perfect sense for an American audience. Interesting.


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