Mr Vampire 2
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The hopping vampires return as the sequel to the classic Mr. Vampire moves the setting from ancient China to modern-day Hong Kong, and includes a whole family of bloodsuckers. Inevitably, the little vampire comes into contact with a young brother & sister team who confuse him for an illegal Chinese immigrant. Lam Ching Ying returns in his trademark role as he attempts to control and safely transport the vampires to their graves...
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I will begin first by saying that the dvd copy that I bought this time around was produced by Media Asia Distribution LTD and Mega Star Video. Which unless I am mistaken, was actually the group that produced the copy of the first Mr. Vampire that I bought. I was pleased with both. This particular company seems to English Dub their movies as the several other titles I have from them also included an English Dub track. Not necessarily the best dub job and indeed, the roles that were recurring, not much beyond Lam Ching Ying-who was the Taoist Priest and...I don't know the other disgusting fellow's name, but he played the police chief(I believe was his roll) in Mr. Vampire and he was one of the two assistants to the grave robbing professor in this film. Neither had the same English voice actor that I can remember, but then again, that isn't why I bought this film.
I have replied to another's review about why some of the actors did what they did and tried to explain some of the scenes as well so I do not think I shall touch up on this. Unless perhaps to say that the film is pretty good overall, though as I am sure you will agree, the scene with the child vampire and the human children does seem to go on for quite a while. I will also say that there is a scene that has a man with a live frog in his mouth, though he doesn't eat it. There was before that, a bit where the same man cut out a snake's heart and swallowed that. I am not entirely sure as to what the ASPCA would have to say about it but then I am not sure if it were a live or real snake(though I do doubt it was either in the scene) but I would imagine that some would probably not care for it even if they understood it better, which I tried to explain in my reply to another review.
While again, not necessarily the best of the Mr. Vampire series, it was still pretty good. Vampire vs Vampire, which was another Lam Ching Ying movie of a similar theme, that was pretty good. Also had the same police chief fellow and another, though not likely the same, child vampire.
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Of course the 'professor' being more intent on STEALING from the tomb, doesn't notice this. He takes the bodies back to the lab, and his assistant inadvertently remove the spells...Surprise, they revive. Although the professor manages to contain the adults, the child vampire escapes, causing many amusing hijinks.
While I liked Mr. Vampire 2, some elements I could have lived without. The one assistant who killed and ate things like frogs, and the innards of snakes (while they were still alive) for 'tonics', just grossed me out and seemed to have been added for shock value. Also, the 'cutsie' scenes with the child-vampire and the Chinese single-parent family just went on WAY too long. I mean, a little is okay 20 minutes is overkill.
Overall, though, quite amusing. A funny edition to the Mr. Vampire Saga