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The Trail

(Jui gwai chat hung)

1983, regia di Ronny Yu


Scheda: Nazione: Hong Kong - Produzione: Golden Harvest Company, Hui's Film Production Co. - Distribuzione: Golden Harvest, Deltamac Entertainment - Soggetto: Ronny Yu, Michael Hui - Sceneggiatura: Ronny Yu, Michael Hui - Fotografia: James Chan - Montaggio: Peter Cheung - Costumi: David Chan Chi-wai - Musiche: Tak-hung Chan - Formato: Color - Durata: 100' (87').

Cast: Ricky Hui Koon-Ying, Kent Cheng, Chung Faat, Anthony Chan Yau, Alex Man Chi-Leung, Miu Tin, Mars, Lau Yat Fan, Dai Sai Aan, Fung Fung, Tsui Siu Ling, Walter Tso Tat-Wah, Wong Shu Tong, Yuen Bo, Cheng Fu Hung.


Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - - - - - «The Trail is an early film from Hong Kong director Ronny Yu, best remembered for his classic The Bride with White Hair, and who would later go on to underwhelm horror fans with Freddy vs. Jason. The Trail is a ghoulish treat which provides a showcase for the talents Yu once displayed before being tempted into becoming a booster for tired Hollywood franchises. Despite a handful of modern trappings, including a rather shamefully stolen soundtrack, Yu crafts an incredibly atmospheric slice of uniquely Eastern horror, which is rich with morbid mysticism and stunning visuals. The plot begins as a young man is murdered whilst trying to protect his wife from the advances of a sleazy landlord, and is drowned in an aquarium for his troubles. Trying to cover up his crime, the killer leaves the corpse with two priests, Captain (Kent Cheng, star of the cat III classic Run and Kill) and his sidekick Ying (Ricky Hui, also in the cult favourite Mr. Vampire), who guide the recently dead to their places of rest (in the ‘hopping’ zombie/ghost style). It transpires that the two are actually part of a gang of incompetent opium smugglers, and their bumbling results in the corpse being lost in the depths of a swamp. But the dead husband soon resurfaces as a vengeful zombie that tries to murder the smugglers and all who cross its vengeful path, leaving it up to the rascally priests to try to stop its rampage...» (James Mudge).


Conosciuto anche con i titoli: 7 Ghost Chasers; Pao Dan Fei Che; Zhui gui qi xiong; Chui Gwai Chat Hung.




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