Mr. Vampire

1985

Action / Comedy / Fantasy / Horror

140
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 88%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 3,193

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Wah Yuen as Yan Chi Xia
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900.94 MB
1280*720
Chinese 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
96 min
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1.81 GB
1920×1080
Chinese 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
96 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by klauscull 9 / 10 / 10

More of a comedy than Kung Fu

I'll say this right now. I'm not a fan, or a follower of kung fu movies, Chinese or otherwise. That being said, this movie is incredible. It is a perfect blend of slapstick physical comedy, one liners, martial arts, and Chinese superstition. Mr. Vampire is genuinely funny, but not at all in a campy "So bad it's good" way at all. Fight scenes are good and often amusing, but are not the focus of the film. Some people despise dubbing in foreign films. Having watched both subtitled and dubbed, I'd say the dubbing is funnier. For a complete laugh riot with the DVD, watch both. the jokes made in both versions are quite different, and seeing the way the two interpretations differ is funny in and of itself. The mood of some scenes are distinctly different. All in all, the film is spectacular. Anyone who likes physical or witty humor which is snappy (but not cheap) should watch Mr. Vampire. Fans of Most Extreme Elimination Challenge will love the dubbing especially.

Reviewed by AwesomeWolf 10 / 10 / 10

Hong Kong awesomeness

Version: Cantonese, with English subtitles (by SBS) I borrowed this, and several other movies, from a friend a couple of months ago. Most of these movies I'd already seen, except for this. I can't think of why I hadn't seen it: It had been taped from SBS, it was an action / horror / comedy from Hong Kong, and it was awesome. The movie follows Master Gau (Ching-Ying Lam), a vampire hunter who discovers at a reburial that the corpse has turned into a vampire. Along with his two assistants, Chou (Siu-hou Chin) and Man Choi (Ricky Hui), Master Gau has to stop this vampire and any other demons, but Chou is being distracted by a succubus and Man Choi is turning into a vampire. OK, I'll admit that the plot was rather confusing. The above is how I understood it, but who needs a plot when you have vampires, and kung-fu, and evil lady-demons who detach their own head for no apparent reason? I know I don't. Awesome. The martial-arts scenes are the best parts of the movie, but the horror / comedy sequences are still entertaining. Anyone interested in kung-fu movies should check this out for Siu-hou Chin's performance alone. The guy is incredible, and puts on some great fights. 9/10 - Anyone who is fan of Hong Kong action movies should check it out.

Reviewed by Knuckle 10 / 10 / 10

A true classic for all lovers of film

"Mr. Vampire" is bar none one of the most imaginative, entertaining, and creative stories ever committed to film. In this movie, Master Gau (Ching-Ying Lam), and his two bumbling students, Chou (Siu-hou Chin) and Man (Ricky Hui), deal with the awakened corpse of a man whose body has been buried inauspiciously. The hopping ghost goes on rampage through the town, killing several innocent bystanders. Add to this mix a bumbling cop who, under pressure to apprehend this heinous murderer, decides that one suspect is as good as another and arrests Master Gau. Throw in a ghostly romance and a zombie-on-zombie mêlée and you have one of the East's cinematic masterpieces. Aside from the truly awe inspiring wire work, gymnastics, acrobatics, and martial arts displays, Mr. Vampire also gives us characters whose company we truly enjoy. In another refreshing turn, verbal wit plays as much a role in the humor of this movie as the Buster Keatonesque slapstick. Buy it, rent it, do whatever you have to in order to see this. One viewing will hardly be enough. One hundred out of ten - quite possibly one of the best of its genre and no doubt one of the best ever.

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