Meng gui hu li jing (1991)

  |  Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Meng gui hu li jing (1991) Poster

1391: The good Chiang Su-Su manages to defeat the evil spirit Elf Fox, but has her soul transferred to a jasper incense holder and remains dormant for hundreds of years. In 1991 the Elf Fox... See full summary »


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12 March 2016 | OllieSuave-007
| An off-balanced Hong Kong horror comedy.
This is a horror comedy about a an evil fox witch (Pauline Yu-Huan Wang) who does battle with a beautiful sorceress named Chiang Su-Su (Charine Chan). The witch was then vanquished by Su-Su's brother (Gabriel Wong). However, 600 years later, the witch resurrects and aims to suck the life force of 108 men in order to gain unlimited power. Thrown into the mix is herbal store owner Chiang Wu (Fung Woo), his ghost-buster wannabe daughter Yiu (Sandra Ng), his reporter daughter Yi (Charine Chan) and his godson Hwa Fu Chun (Gong Ng).

There are some really neat action scenes involving the film's heroes and the villainous witch, but the action, unfortunately is mostly sequestered toward the beginning and the end of the film. A large portion of the entire movie concentrated on the subplot of Hwa attempting to woo Yi, while Yiu is trying to woo him. What results is a silly romance, but with some nonsensical comedy and slapstick humor mixed in at the expense of the horror backdrop. This will makes you think you're really watching a comedy film instead of a horror story. This method wasn't very balanced and, unfortunately, many other Hong Kong ghost comedies suffer from this.

The acting wasn't bad and the plot does have a respectable cast of characters/actors. It's a laughable film at times, but it could do better with more horror scenes and ghost action.

Grade C-

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Action | Comedy | Fantasy | Horror


Release Date:

29 June 1991


Cantonese, Mandarin

Country of Origin

Hong Kong

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