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Chinese Horror Comedies
List creator: IWhitney
Created on: January 28, 2004 - 11:51 AM PST
Description: A list of films mentioned in the primer of Chinese Horror Comedies. I thought this would make them easier to rent.

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The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1973)
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Not Rated
  Not a horror comedy in any sense of the term, but it's an ok Hammer film.
Encounters of the Spooky Kind (1981)
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  The one, the only, the original. I don't think it's possible to over-value the work of Sammo Hung.
The Dead and the Deadly (1982)
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Not Rated
  Sadly not rentable right now. If you can find it, you'll be treated with some of Sammo's best fight work from the early 80s. The supernatural plot features no vampires, but is still diverting.
Mr. Vampire (1986)
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  This film really kick-started the genre and features Lam Ching Ying in his trademark role.
Mr. Vampire 2 (1986)
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  I have to give the producers credit for trying something new, but they should have remembered to make a good movie.
New Mr. Vampire (1986)
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  Certainly not the best horror comedy but it has a good opening 45 minutes and the commentary track by Rick Myers is worth a listen.
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
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  Tsui Hark's greatest contribution to the horror comedy genre. A less corny blend of western techniques and Chinese myths.
A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990)
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  Not as good as CGS1, but better than CGS3.
Magic Cop (1989)
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  A couple of films tried to update the horror comedy for the modern day, this one is the most successful.
Vampire Kids (1991)
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Not Rated
  I haven't seen this one, but the title alone should be a warning. Baby vampires are usually the mark of an awful film.
A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991)
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  So bereft of ideas that it remakes, sometimes frame for frame, the far-superior CGS1.
A Chinese Ghost Story (1997)
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Not Rated
  An animated version of CGS. It's been a long time since I saw this one, but I remember it being visually astounding but hollow in the plot department. Well, that's true for much of Tsui Hark's films...
The Vampire Combat (2001)
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Not Rated
  Another one I haven't seen. One of the few vampire movies made in this decade. Looks like it's more of a dark fighting film than a horror comedy.
Vampire Hunters (2002)
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  Even though I mentioned it in the primer, you should avoid this film. The US release suffers from a nonsensical hack-job and will only frustrate you. avoid.

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