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A Chinese Ghost Story (2011)

Sien lui yau wan (original title)
Tax collector Ning, a clumsy and easily frightened man, doesn't have any money and decides to stay overnight in an abandoned temple. Little does he know that the temple is haunted. He meets... See full summary »

Director:

Wilson Yip

Writer:

Tan Cheung
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Cast

Credited cast:
Louis Koo ... Yan Chixia (as Tian Le Gu)
Yifei Liu ... Nie Xiaoqian (as Yi Fei Liu)
Shaoqun Yu ... Ning Caichen (as Shao Qun Yu)
Kara Wai ... Tree Demon (as Ying Hong Hui)
Siu-Wong Fan ... Ha Suet Fung Lui (as Shao Huang Fan)
Elvis Tsui ... Village Chief (as Jin Jiang Xu)
Miumiu ... Green Snake (as Miu Miu)
Peng Lin ... White Snake
Fei Wang Fei Wang ... Demon
Jing Li Jing Li ... Ti Nga
Hark-On Fung ... Second Village Chief (as Ke An Feng)
Alan Chung San Chui ... Prisoner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yili Wangdan Yili Wangdan
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Storyline

Tax collector Ning, a clumsy and easily frightened man, doesn't have any money and decides to stay overnight in an abandoned temple. Little does he know that the temple is haunted. He meets a very beautiful lady who seduces him, but he doesn't know that she is a ghost, usually not leaving any man alive... Written by Rene Tran-Guillot

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Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

28 April 2011 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A Chinese Ghost Story See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,216,990
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Remake of A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) See more »

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Another Unnecessary Remark and Complete Failure
21 August 2011 | by Imhotep77See all my reviews

It is a remake, of sort. What I mean is that the main framework of the plot remains the same but there are surprises and new love relationships invented (which I won't spoil) for this version. Sounds good, right? Well, it could have been, if the Ip Man's director had actually spent some effort to search for charismatic leads to replace the iconic Leslie Cheung & Joey Wong. But their replacements are god awful, absolutely bland, wooden, and commonplace; in another word, ZERO star quality. The new plot inventions are interesting and could have made this version stand a tiny little bit apart from the original so audience won't negatively compare it with the excellent original; however, the 2 bad leads chosen sink any slim hope it has to achieve that. There are some inventive fight choreography but it is balanced out by the insensible and confusing editing. It's edited like the worst kind of music video, lots of quick cross cutting that results in a big hot mess. It is pretty much a waste of time, money, and effort.


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