Starring: Leslie Cheung, Joey Wang, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Wu Ma
Director: Ching Siu Tung, Tsui Hark
Studio: Nova Media (Korea)
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A Chinese Ghost Story - 1
Legendary Hong Kong producer/director Tsui Hark and filmmaker Ching Siutung combine forces in this high-flying supernatural romance classic.
Ning Caichen (Leslie Cheung) is a lowly tax collector who takes refuge for the night at the spooky Lam Ro temple. There he encounters and promptly falls in love with a beautiful ghost named Nie Xiaoqian (Joey Wang). Unfortunately Xiaoqian is damned to serve the evil hermaphroditic tree spirit Lao Lao, who (thanks to an extraordinarily long tongue) feasts on the souls of amorous young males.
Usually Xiaoqian, along with her comely sister Qing, tempts would-be Lotharios to their arboreal doom, but she too is smitten with the downtrodden wanderer. Soon afterwards, Caichen meets Master Yan (Ma Wu), a Taoist hermit, martial arts master, and a sworn enemy of Lao Lao, who tells him of Xiaoqian's true, otherworldly nature. Nonetheless, true love proves to be strong. Caichen promises Xiaoqian that he will help spring her from her dubious employment and Xiaoqian protects her love from the evil wood sprite.
A Chinese Ghost Story - 2
In this installment of the saga of the supernatural, four young people are caught in a tug-o-war of evil between an Imperial Wizard and a corrupt General. With the help of a kind Wizard, Ning escapes from jail where he was unjustly put. On the run, he meets a young scholar and two sisters who are trying to rescue their father from a corrupt General. Despite the presence of a corpse that just won't die, they manage to succeed. But this only leads to a run-in with the Imperial Wizard, who captures everyone but Ning and one of the sisters...
A Chinese Ghost Story - 3
This is the third in a series of movies featuring creatures from Chinese ghost stories. It begins with a scene from the first movie of the series, which shows the hero in an epic conflict with something called the Tree Devil, which has been put to sleep for a hundred years. Now it is "later," and the story focuses on two traveling monks, a scholarly disciple and his aged master, who are traveling the countryside bearing an image of the Buddha to be given to a particular shrine. One night they stay at a haunted temple and become the focus of the amorous attentions of two sexy ghosts, who are in league with the Tree Devil.
|DD 2.0 Stereo, DD EX 6.1 Surround, DTS 6.1 Surround
|Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)
|1989 - 1991
|95 / 103 / 109
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