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Ning Tsai-Shen (Ning Choi-san), a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. Unsurprisingly, no-one is willing to give him shelter for the night, so he ends up spending the night in the haunted Lan Ro temple. There, he meets Taoist Swordsman Yen Che-Hsia (Yin Chik-ha), who warns him to stay out of trouble, and the beautiful Nieh Hsiao-Tsing (Nip Siu-sin), with whom he falls in love. Unfortunately, Hsiao-Tsing is a ghost, bound for all eternity by a hideous tree spirit with an incredibly long tongue that wraps itself round its victims and sucks out their life essence (or 'yang element')... (Credits: Michael Brooke, imdb.com) Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jul 18, 1987
  • Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 188 users)
  • Ranked: #4435
  • Popularity: #6732
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Jan 12, 2018
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
What can I say, another classic of Chinese folk movies. Beautiful music, expressive landscapes and atmospheres, lovable characters, humorous and tragic at the same time. Of course it may have its faults but, they are irrelevant stuff. I like a lot how humour and tragedy are mixed and also find all the amosphere very well achived, even with the technology they had in those years, its even better than some of the new CGI effects used nowadays. Also the music is a mix of traditional chinese music and some modern sythethizer pos stuff, so the sound environment is also very well chosen. I hope directors these days get more influence of how you can make a beautiful movie with few money, relying in good acting, good moral and philosofical folk story, good music and landscape.

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  • Movie: A Chinese Ghost Story
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Release Date: Jul 18, 1987
  • Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 188 users)
  • Ranked: #4435
  • Popularity: #6732
  • Watchers: 307

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