Mr Vampire

1985 / TV / subtitled

SF elements

Chinese vampires, ghosts


[DVD sleeve]

A mortician has trouble with his two young assistants, one who is bitten by a vampire, one who is seduced by a ghost. This leads to a lot of fighting.

This is one of the early classics, supposed to have helped spawn that great sub-genre of Chines supernatural fighting movies. The supernatural bits are fine -- especially the hopping vampires -- and the fights are pure poetry in motion. But I found the rest of it a bit tedious.

Rating: 4.5

[ unmissable | great stuff | worth watching | mind candy | waste of time | unfinishable ]

reviewed 31 December 2003