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on 27 February 2013
Great hong kong legend movie from sammo hung i love this movie. Encounter of the spooky kind a martial art action horror and also a black magic scene in the movie great final fight scene at the end credit i was looking for this movie for long time its hard to get these movies in shops i was looking in amazon website finally found it but the price is getting higher from amazon its was £15.50 now £17.99 best to wait till price goes down.
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on 13 January 2002
In this period movie Sammo Hung plays a guy who never shies away from a bet, and agrees to stay in a haunted temple overnight. It is then that he becomes victim to some awful spooky encounters, which are actually being conjured up by a guy who knows a variation of voodoo. But worse is to come...
After returning from his escapades in the temple, he returns home only to find his place blood-stained, trashed and his wife supposedly murdered (although not there to confirm otherwise), and the police, led by the great Lam Ching-Ying ('Magnificent Butcher', 'Eastern Condors' -- sadly, he died in 1997), arrest him. He breaks out of jail and is soon on the run. However, all is soon set for the climactic battle, which is quite different to what you may have seen before...
This contains some brilliant comic moments (particularly the zombie that follows Sammo's every move -- almost!) and the choreography is undeniably among the best he's done that show his surprising range of mobility for someone his size. The ruck where he uses Monkey-style Kung Fu is amazing!
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on 24 June 2000
This is another great Golden Harvest movie directed by and starring Sammo Hung. The film blends slapstick horror comedy and kung fu action together with awesome results. A Hong Kong box office smash "Encounters of the spooky kind" is quoted as being a mix between "Evil Dead" and "Fist of Fury". It's a top Sammo film, not as good as some of his other stuff but far greater than the poor sequel that was made a decade later.
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on 22 January 2002
I first saw this film about 7 years ago at about 3am on channel 4. I cant describe how quirkily good it is, even if your not a kung fu flick fan (which I am). Everything seems fresh and full of imagination. This film has it all, hopping reanimated chinese vampires, voodoo, slapstick comedy, excellently choreographed martial arts, possesion by monkey gods.. the list goes on. If you can handle a film not being in the blueprintHollywood style then you could do far worse than this. Excellent.
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on 27 October 2001
This was one of the films that spawned a series of inferior comedy/horror/kung fu cash-ins. This is by far the pinnacle of it's genre. It stars Samo Hung (Pedicab Driver, Martial Law, Magnificent Butcher) in the lead role. He is renowned for being fearless and no bet is turned down to prove this, even if it does involve ghosts and vampires. He is framed by his boss for the murder of his wife and has to find the real killer with the help of Chun Fa (Magnificent Butcher, Prodigal Son) whilst avoiding the police inspector on his tail played magnificently as ever by Lam Ching Ying (Mr Vampire, Big Boss). All in all this is a non-stop roller coaster ride of thrills, spills and shocks.
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on 15 August 2013
I originally saw this film as part of a Chinese Christmas show on Film4 introduced by Johnathan Ross. My estimation of him rose dramatically with the quality of the films he chose. I recorded it (on video) at the time and have watched it often since. Finding it on dvd is a bonus. This is a supernatural comedy horror with incredible kung fu speed and moves that are probably impossible in places - probably the best film of this genre.
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on 3 February 2015
Really good kung fu comedy horror, great you can follow subtitles still enjoy the film, sammo hung gives another solid performance , l would relly recommend this excellent!!
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on 18 July 2015
First class. sammo is in a great martial arts man
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on 11 April 2016
One of the best from Hong Kong legends
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on 3 November 2014
Awesome dvd of classic Sammo Hung film
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