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Chinese Ghost Story, A ( Sien nui yau wan ) (1988) Movie Information

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Siu-Tung Ching


Leslie Cheung
Joey Wang
Ma Wu
Siu-Ming Lau
Zhilun Xue
Wai Lam





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"A Chinese Ghost Story" by Yojimbo

A naive young scholar is seduced by a beautiful spirit and joins forces with a retired swordsman to return her remains home and free her soul for reincarnation. Produced by prolific Hong Kong director Tsui Hark, A Chinese Ghost Story contains all of his usual crowd pleasing ingredients of frenetic swordplay, slapstick and songs with an added dash of romanticism to create a comic supernatural pantomime that's heavy on over the top set pieces and light on narrative. It's a deeply silly excuse for exploding zombies, pretty girls flying around on wires and flurries of martial art violence that owes obvious debts to western films such as Evil Dead 2 and Poltergeist, presented with a more Eastern flavour. The characterisation is a blend of the usual HK action stereotypes and the plot next to no...

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