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Gui da gui
1980, regia di Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
Scheda: Nazione: Hong Kong - Produzione: Bo Ho Film Company, Golden Harvest Company - Distribuzione: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Tai Seng Video Marketing, Hong Kong Legends, Selecta Vision, Manga Films - Soggetto: Ying Huang, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo - Sceneggiatura: Ying Huang, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo - Fotografia: Yau-tong Lee, Cho-wah Ng - Formato: Color - Durata: 102' (89').
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo,
Siu-Ming To, Po Tai,
Suet-Moi Leung, Billy Chan,
Chau Sang Lau,
Ching Po Chang.
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - allmovie.com - icansmellyourbrains.com - sammohungkambo.com - retrojunk.com - hkflix.com - moviesunlimited.com - taliesinttlg.blogspot.com: «This film is often cited as the progenitor of the kyonsi, or hopping vampire, movies. In truth, Leila (of Leila's Vampire Movies) has discovered an earlier film – the 1979 movie The Shadow Boxing – but it is little known and this is the first better known movie to have the traditional Chinese form of vampire. It should also be said that the kyonsi in this is under the control of a wizard, raised specifically for its task and the film contains lore not later used by other movies. The film is about Courageous Cheung (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo) and his spooky encounters begins with a dream about ghosts. Next, in a bet for a meal, he accidentally comes across another ghost that tries to pull him through a mirror. Of course it is not ghosts we are bothered about here. Cheung has a problem, in that he is a cuckold and doesn’t know it. His wife (Suet-Moi Leung) seems unpleasant from the moment we first meet her and, later in the film, he comes home and (almost) catches her with her lover. Unfortunately her lover is the rich Master Tam (Ha Wong), who is also Cheung’s boss. To stop Cheung discovering the truth, Master Tam decides he must die. However Cheung knows Kung Fu and so Tam hires a wizard, Chin Hoi (Lung Chan), to kill him through magic. Cheung is tricked into taking a bet that he cannot spend a night in a certain temple but Chin Hoi’s good brother, Tsui (Fat Chung), tips Cheung off and tells him how to survive. ... The film itself is great fun, Cheung is a likeable fool and there is some superb martial arts thrown in. The jokes all tend to work, which is always a bonus, but the creature special effects are very dated now and some are just plain poor. It is not as well rounded as the later Mr Vampire, however. The very final scene is too much, I don’t want to spoil the story by revealing it but you’ll know it when you see it, and left a sour taste in the mouth. That scene (of about 10-20 seconds) aside, this is well worth seeing both as a fun Hong Kong and kyonsi movie and as a historical piece being (very nearly) the earliest kyonsi movie and certainly the best known early kyonsi movie».
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Conosciuto anche con i titoli: Spooky Encounters; Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind; Encounter of the Spooky Kind; Ghost Against Ghost; Gwai ckui gwai; L'exorciste chinois.
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