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Gwai Da Gwai

A Perfect Midnight: Haunted Hong Kong | Feature
D Sammo Hung | Hong Kong, 1980
L Cantonese
Tags: Comedy, Content May Offend, Horror, Martial Arts, Mystery, One Night Only, Retrospective, Supernatural, Thriller

"Served up with lashings of humour, this is a ridiculously enjoyable film … [that] launched a whole new genre of horror blended with action." – BBC

A slapstick mix of spooks, kung fu action and kooky comedy from martial arts master filmmaker/clown Sammo Hung, Encounters of the Spooky Kind is one of the must-sees when indulging in jiang shi (the Chinese hopping vampire genre).

Hung stars as ‘Courageous' Cheng, who claims not to be afraid of anything. As part of an elaborate plot by a rival who is having an affair with Courageous' wife, Cheng accepts a challenge to spend a night in a village temple filled with corpses.

An accomplished predecessor that laid the foundation for Mr Vampire (also screening at MIFF 2014), Encounters of the Spooky Kind is widely venerated as one of the finest in Sammo Hung's extensive body of work.

Contains content that may offend.

D Sammo Hung P Raymond Chow Man-Wai S Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Wong Ying WS Fortune Star Media Limited L Cantonese w/English subtitles TD DCP/1980

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