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A Chinese Ghost Story (1997)

Xiao Qian (original title)
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A young man falls in love with a ghost and must avoid a variety of ghostbusters out to eliminate her and each other.

Director:

Andrew Chan

Writer:

Hark Tsui
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Cast

Credited cast:
Don Brown ... Red Beard (voice)
Jordan Chan ... Mountain Evil (voice)
Sylvia Chang ... Shine (voice)
Kelly Chen ... Madame Trunk (voice)
Ronald Cheng ... Fu (voice)
Michael Donovan Michael Donovan ... Ning (voice)
Erin Fitzgerald Erin Fitzgerald ... Additional Voices (voice)
Tanya Hancheroff Tanya Hancheroff ... Siu Seen (singing voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Xiaoquan / Sushin (voice)
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... White Cloud (voice)
Akira Ishida ... Ning / A-nin (voice)
Janyse Jaud ... Siu Lan (voice)
Eric Kot ... Ten Miles (voice)
Vivian Lai ... Lan (voice)
Jan Lamb ... Ning (voice)
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Storyline

A young man named Ning wanders through China as a debt collector. When his work takes him to a city full of ghosts, he falls in love with one. At the same time, two competing ghostbusters are after him in order to rid China of ghosts. Can Ning avoid them and still win his ghost girlfriend's love? Written by Rick Summon <rick_summon@yahoo.com>

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Country:

Hong Kong | Japan

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | Japanese

Release Date:

26 July 1997 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A Chinese Ghost Story See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The production time lasted 4 years with computer CGI being used as graphical enhancements. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Final Fantasy VI (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Together In Life & Death
Music by Shih Shiong Lee
Lyrics by Jolland Chan
Performed by Wai-Han Chan & Leon Lai
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Interesting plot
9 May 2001 | by PKozyuraSee all my reviews

This animation starts extremely lame. That is, compared to the rest of story. At first I thought I got some kind of cheesy ghost-busting anime with weird-looking synthesis of computer graphics and regular animation. But if you can accept (or endure) occasional splashes of barrel and spell fighting you'll find in this movie an engrossing love drama with interesting plot turns and a bunch of original art. Although the mage characters seem to be low grade in comparison to two main ones the battle system mechanics is pretty interesting too and quite detailed. So after all 'low-gradeness' of mages could be a trick to make main characters stand out.

This version of the story is WAY better than any real movie interpretations. Very recommended.


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