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Sun faa sau si (1998)

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A group of young shoppers and employees must band together when a zombie outbreak over runs their Hong Kong shopping center in the middle of the shopping day.

Director:

Wilson Yip

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Matt Chow, Man Sing So (as Siu Man Sing) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jordan Chan ... Woody Invincible (as Siu Chun Chan)
Emotion Cheung Emotion Cheung ... Loi (as Kam Ching Cheung)
Sam Lee ... Crazy Bee (as Chan Sum Lee)
Yiu-Cheung Lai ... Kui (as Yiu Cheung Lai)
Angela Ying-Ying Tong ... Rolls (as Angela Tong)
Suk Yin Lai Suk Yin Lai ... Jelly
Tat-Wah Lok ... Military Officer (as Tat Wah Lok)
Frankie Chan ... Ox
Tak Chi Tam Tak Chi Tam ... Policeman #3001
Chi Chuen Chan Chi Chuen Chan ... Policeman #9466
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Soi Cheang Soi Cheang ... Automobile Repairman (as Pou-Soi Cheang)
Francis Cherry Francis Cherry ... Man A (voice)
Siu-Lung Ching ... Chan Kam-Shing
Matt Chow Matt Chow ... Shing's Assistant
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Mrs. Kui / TV Announcer / Cindy (voice) (as Dorothy Melendrez)
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Hong Kong's answer to George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead. A soft drink tainted with "Iraqi bio-chemicals" has the power to turn people into flesh-eating zombies. Gangsters smuggle it into HK, only to become instant zombie prey. One of the gang escapes with the bottle, but is run over by two young VCD sellers and wannabe petty criminals (Woody Invincible and Crazy Bee) returning to their mall shop in their bosses' car. Trying to revive him, they give him a drink of what they think is Lucosade. With him seemingly dead and unsure of what to do, they bring the corpse back to the mall with them in the boot of their car. They make the mistake of leaving the boot open. And, pretty soon, the mall is crawling with zombies. The odd couple and a bunch of other mall employees have to bond together to try and fight their way out. Written by jon/dica <dica@massivemag.com>, corrected by Matt

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Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Hakka

Release Date:

11 June 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Bio Zombie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits include Sam Lee and Jordan Chan inside a theater, complaining about the movie they're bootlegging... Bio Zombie! See more »

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An alternate ending is included on the Mei Ah DVD See more »

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The Undead and a whole lotta fun!!
21 June 2002 | by InzyWimzySee all my reviews

Having recently gotten into the asian horror genre, I finally had a chance to watch this movie. Bio Zombie is original in the way it blends comedy, horror, action.....and it works!!

I really liked the transition the film. When you meet Woody Invincible and Crazy Bee, they are far from winning any moral awards. This provides so much humor especially their "tough" guy personas, so you naturally take a liking to the two. Follow that with crossing paths with a couple of gals including hottie babe Rolls, and you have really funny moments!! The way director Wilson Yip progresses the story, you find out about the characters and then he adds the deadly biochemical plot which takes the film to another level. It's not a horror film having you shut your eyes or watch through the cracks of your fingers, but you find yourself drawn into the story following the plight of our unlikely heroes.

VERY good chemistry between the cast. Jordan Lee (Woody) and Sam Lee (Bee) really seem like two buddies who get into all sort of trouble. Their personalities, facial expressions, mannerisms are all assets to their respective characters. Angela Tong Ying-Ying (Rolls) is good as well and flaunts her sex appeal very well! The bathroom scenes with her and Woody are hilarious! Even the Sushi guy plays a vital part!

Credit goes to Yip for giving a shopping mall a very unique and creepy look due to great cinematography. As more and more zombies appear, the twist from comedic entertainment shifts to "struggle to survive" entertainment. The great thing is this film doesn't take itself too seriously and it looks like they had a lot of fun shooting this film. Trust me, you'll have fun seeing it too.


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