Mai shen qi (1978)

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Struggling actor Chih-Wen (Michael Hui) got a raw deal from his company, MTV Studios, by signing a binding 8-year contract and was only given one opportunity to perform live thus far. Soon,... See full summary »

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4 January 2015 | OllieSuave-007
| Great fun comedy from the Hui's brothers!
This is one of several Hong Kong comedies starring brothers Michael Hui, Ricky Hui and Sam Hui. Here, struggling actor Chih-Wen (Michael Hui) got a raw deal from MTV Studios by signing a binding 8-year contract and has performed live once only. He received a better deal with a rival company and, thus, conspires to steal his 8-year contract, with the help of his scientist-aspiring brother (Ricky Hui) and magician Shih-Chieh (Sam Hui).

Filmed in the late 1970s with classic bell bottoms, old cars, big hair-dos and hip music, this movie is a tastefully done comedy with witty humor, slapstick fun and wild misadventures. From Shih-Chieh's magic shows to Chih-Wen's daring escape from a henchman while in drag, you'll get pure fun and excitement while following the captivating plot of Chih-Wen trying to steal the contract while avoiding his ruthless manager.

The opening scene starts with a beautiful song sung by Sam Hui (although an extra is performing and lipsyncing the song), which quickly grabs your attention. This is followed by a pretty fast-moving plot and unforgettable characters. Overall, it's a must-see HK comedy.

Grade A

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Release Date:

3 August 1978


English, Cantonese

Country of Origin

Hong Kong

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