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Wu long tian shi zhao ji gui (1981)

A criminal comes to town in order to kill Billy Chong over a past dispute. But instead of getting his own hands dirty, he hires a Taoist wizard to animate some zombies to do the job for him... See full summary »

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Shan Hua (as Hwa I Hung)

Writer:

Shan Hua (as Hwi I Hung)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Billy Chong ... Pang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lau Chan
Kang-Yeh Cheng
Kei-Ying Cheng
Yan Hsiao
Wei Hu Wei Hu
Yeong-Mun Kwon Yeong-Mun Kwon ... (as Yung-Moon Kuan)
Kuang Yung Lin Kuang Yung Lin
Sha-Li Pai Sha-Li Pai
Jen-Chi Shen Jen-Chi Shen
Yu Wang Yu Wang
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Storyline

A criminal comes to town in order to kill Billy Chong over a past dispute. But instead of getting his own hands dirty, he hires a Taoist wizard to animate some zombies to do the job for him. The plan goes horribly awry, and the bad guy ends up getting killed in his own trap. This pisses off the villain's spirit and he forces the priest to reincarnate him - only they can't find a suitable body. Meanwhile, an undead fiend of sorts comes to town to kill Billy's father over some other past dispute. This is where all of Billy's kung fu training comes in handy, and he manages to kill the attacker. With this, the other bad guy finally has a body to use, but the reincarnation goes wrong and the corpse is reborn as a vampire. Written by Ørnås

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How do you kill something that's already DEAD!

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Action | Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

14 April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kung Fu Zombie See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Cantonese)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Cantonese version released on Japanese video runs 20 minutes longer than English dubbed version. See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Any version or edit is the good version
7 January 2017 | by ckormos1See all my reviews

I have an English dub and a subtitle version of this movie. The English version is about 78 minutes and the subtitle version about 94 minutes. Some of the differences include an extended graveyard scene, when Billy leaves to go out he stops at a tea house before the grave yard, the second Billy versus father fight is longer, an added grave yard scene after Billy's dad recovers, longer attempted reincarnation sequence, longer fight sequence versus the family enemy, and others. The only disconnect between the versions involves the other two guys who accompany Cheng Kei-Ying in the first scene. They disappear then reappear after being long forgotten.

Either version is fabulous. The English dub is done by the A team so no complaints there. The fights are top quality. The humor is laugh out loud. Chiang Tao, villain par excellence, does a great acting job as Billy's controlling father in addition to his usual stand-out martial stunts. Chan Lau, known for that great funny face, gets the comedy act down perfect in addition to his stunts. Billy Chong still manages to steal the show from this great supporting cast.

This movie has my highest recommendation and not just for fans of the genre. Eight out of ten.


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