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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 »


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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


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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Fantasy | Horror


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Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

28 April 2011 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Chinese Ghost Story
13 October 2014 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

Apparently this movie is a remake of another film by the same name which was distributed sometime in the 80's. Since I haven't seen the initial film I cannot compare it with this particular movie. Adding to my difficulties is the fact that the characters listed on IMDb are not the same characters that were in the movie. For example, the beautiful ghost played by Yifei Liu went by the name of "Siu Sin" and not "Nie Xiaoquin". No doubt the translation from Chinese to English has much to do with this. Additionally, the English subtitles on this film weren't of the highest caliber which helped only to a limited degree towards resolving what was clearly a strange and confusing movie to begin with. Be that as it may, from what I have figured out Siu Sin is a ghost who has been enslaved by a "Tree Demon" (similar to a succubus) named "Lou Lou" (Kara Hui). As a result Siu Sin is forced to seduce people who enter Lou Lou's temple on Black Mountain and then sucks the energy out of them--which in turn allows Lou Lou to gain strength. One day a demon hunter named ""Yan Chek Ha" (Louis Koo) appears and falls in love with Siu Sin. But in doing so he destroys his reputation with his master which causes him to go into isolation. A while later a minor government official named "Ning Caichen" (Shaoqun Yu) journeys to Black Mountain in search of water and finds Siu Sin in the temple. She initially attempts to seduce him but fails because of his innocence. This makes Lou Lou quite angry but before she can do anything about it Yan Chek Ha returns to Black Mountain with a vengeance of his own. Now, while it's quite possible that I may have missed something in translation I still enjoyed the movie for the most part. It had plenty of action and the CGI complemented the movie in a major way. There was also some good humor here and there as well. Likewise, it didn't hurt to have such a beautiful actress like Yifei Liu in a prominent role either. Again, it's a bit confusing but those who enjoy a decent Fantasy film might want to give this one a look. Over all, I rate it as slightly above average.

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