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The Magic Curse (1975)

Cui hua du jiang tou (original title)
After being told that his uncle disappeared in Boreos jungles, Man-Ying goes there immediately on a rescue mission. He is attacked by some sort of cannibalistic zombies and soon it is clear... See full summary »

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Chun-Ku Lu (as Tommy Loo-Chun), Wen Po Tu (as To Man-Po)

Writers:

Chun-Ku Lu (screenplay) (as Tommy Loo-Chun), Wen Po Tu (screenplay) (as To Man Po)
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Credited cast:
Jason Pai Piao ... Man-Ying (as Jaison Pai Piau)
Pinky de Leon Pinky de Leon ... Filona
Lung Chan ... (as Peter Chan)
Chia-Bee Tan Chia-Bee Tan
Hu Meng Hu Meng
Eun-hie Wang Eun-hie Wang ... (as Wong Eune-Hi)
Soon-Joung Nam Soon-Joung Nam
Kun-Chi Hwang Kun-Chi Hwang
Mu-woong Choi Mu-woong Choi
Roger Cooquia Roger Cooquia
Vic Silayan Vic Silayan
Philip Coo Philip Coo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hoi-San Kwan ... (as Hoi-Shan Kwan)
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After being told that his uncle disappeared in Boreos jungles, Man-Ying goes there immediately on a rescue mission. He is attacked by some sort of cannibalistic zombies and soon it is clear that the evil snake-sect controls the jungle with its black magic.

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Adventure | Horror

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Hong Kong | Philippines

Language:

Mandarin | Tagalog

Release Date:

1975 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Au Pays de la magie noire See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Keep it in your pants, Man-Ying!
18 March 2018 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Ten pin bowling playboy Man-Ying (Jason Pai Piao) travels to the jungles of Borneo in search of his missing uncle (and, more to the point, the valuable jewels that his uncle was carrying). After a run-in with a colony of long-haired lepers, Man-Ying encounters a tribe of snake worshippers ruled over by evil high priest Abdullah, a despicable sex-pest who uses powerful black magic to punish anyone who opposes him.

After witnessing Abdullah's handiwork first-hand (a young woman is transformed into a fanged genital-munching monster!), Man-Ying gets into a fight with the high priest's henchmen which leaves him critically wounded with an arrow in his back. Luckily, he is discovered by a group of busty young jungle women who nurse him back to health, after which he falls in love with their sexy snake priestess Filona (the wonderfully named Pinky De Leon). Once fully recovered, Man-Ying returns to civilisation to settle his uncle's affairs, but before he does so, Filona places a curse on him: any woman that he sleeps with will die a horrible death.

Back in town, Man-Ying cannot control his libido, and has sex with two women (not at the same time; he's not that much of a player), both of whom cark it. Understandably, the police suspect the gigolo of foul play, but, on hearing his crazy story, they are only too happy to accompany him to Borneo where he intends to prove his innocence.

A crazy mish-mash of martial arts, supernatural horror, and sexploitation, Hong Kong/Filipino co-production The Magic Curse compensates somewhat for its low production values, dreadful acting, shoddy direction and terrible special effects with its sheer silliness, a smattering of gratuitous female nudity and some fun kung fu fighting. Hilarious highlights include the aforementioned emasculation by the fanged female, Abdullah levitating skulls, producing magical fireballs, and teleporting himself, and the totally bizarre ending in which a jewelled amulet-given to Man-Ying by a random old man in a cave-miraculously saves the day. Handy that!


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