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A Chinese Ghost Story

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Aspiring to be the top demon hunter, Yan Chixia ventures into the sinister Black Mountain, taking it as his training ground. There, he has slain all kinds of evil spirits and monsters in countless dangerous battles, but when the young exorcist encounters the enchanting fox spirit Nie Xiaoqian and falls helplessly in love with her, he can't get himself to kill her. Years later, the village at the bottom of Black Mountain is faced with a serious drought, and the villagers are forced to find a new source of water on the demon-infested mountain. Part of the search team, a good-natured scholar named Ning Caichen becomes smitten with Xiaoqian, who is being enslaved by the powerful and bloodthirsty Tree Demon... "This popular and beloved film, produced by Tsui Hark and directed by Ching Siu Tung, is a standout in the Hong Kong supernatural-action genre and spawned many sequels and copycats. A Chinese Ghost Story stars Leslie Cheung as Ning Tsei-Shen, a timid and likable tax collector. Looking for a place to stay the night, he comes upon a spooky abandoned temple occupied by a tough Taoist swordsman. Despite his warnings, Tsei-Shen stays anyway. Later he encounters a beautiful maiden who he quickly falls in love with. Unfortunately, she is a ghost who is being forced to trap men for an evil spirit who feeds on their souls. A Chinese Ghost Story has been widely praised for infusing the genre with humor, action, romance, and inventive special effects. Memorable images include an attacking mile-long tongue and a cloak opening to dozens of ghastly decapitated heads. The final battle in hell is said to have inspired scenes in Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness. And the film has its share of homage: A group of crusty zombies are reminiscent of the skeletons in special-effects guru Harryhausen's 7th Voyage of Sinbad--and they are eliminated by Tsei-Shen in comedic slapstick fashion, not unlike the style of Charlie Chaplin. It's a must-see for Hong Kong action film fans."


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Free thinker
5.0 out of 5 stars Must see 90s Hong Kong classic
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 5, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars gREAT EFFECT AND STORY
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 26, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Chinese Ghost Story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 18, 2015
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Mr. D. M. Eynon
5.0 out of 5 stars Storming rollicking fest of ghosts witches and martial arts
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 25, 2000
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5.0 out of 5 stars Die Geister und Dämonen im Lan-Ro Tempel....
Reviewed in Germany on September 2, 2015
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4.0 out of 5 stars No es de terror
Reviewed in Spain on March 31, 2018
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Chinese Ghost Story 1
Reviewed in Germany on November 18, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Reviewed in Canada on April 8, 2019
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic Ghost Story
Reviewed in Canada on February 7, 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars Immer wieder gern
Reviewed in Germany on February 7, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in Canada on July 26, 2016
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4.0 out of 5 stars Es una original y bella película
Reviewed in Spain on November 25, 2016
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Peter Alfred Gruber
5.0 out of 5 stars Chinese Ghost Story
Reviewed in Germany on November 6, 2009
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Reviewed in Spain on February 19, 2020
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