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Mr. Vampire (1985) (DVD + Mr. Vampire Figurine Combo Set) (Remastered Edition) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Wong Siu Fung (Actor) | Chin Siu Ho (Actor) | Lam Ching Ying (Actor) | Ricky Lau (Director)
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Mr. Vampire (1985) (DVD + Mr. Vampire Figurine Combo Set) (Remastered Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.6 out of 10 (11)

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Mr. Vampire is the seminal Hong Kong horror-comedy featuring the infamous hopping vampires of Chinese folklore, and it stars the genre's undisputed king: the great Lam Ching Ying! Kou (Lam Ching Ying) is a quietly charismatic Taoist priest with one goal in life: to take out the undead with his cool Taoist shenanigans. Kou is called into action when an undead fellow (Yuen Wah) refuses to stay dead thanks to burial in a site with bad feng shui. He becomes a hopping terror begging for Kou's exorcism, but Kou must also deal with his two students Ricky Hui and Chin Siu-Ho. One is haunted by a pretty ghost (Pauline Wong Siu Fung), and the other is infected for possible conversion into a hopping vampire! But when the undead vampire targets Kou's granddaughter (Moon Lee), all bets are off! Sticky rice, paper amulets, and the fabulous sword of coins are the chosen weapons in Mr. Vampire, and Lam Ching Ying has the skills and the smarts to wield them! Featuring action sequences from the great Sammo Hung, Mr. Vampire is an entertaining action-horror-comedy that still charms and amazes years after its release.

This version includes a Mr. Vampire Figurine set.

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Product Title: Mr. Vampire (1985) (DVD + Mr. Vampire Figurine Combo Set) (Remastered Edition) (Hong Kong Version) 殭屍先生 (1985) (DVD + 殭屍先生Q版公仔套裝) (香港版) 僵尸先生 (1985) (DVD + 僵尸先生Q版公仔套装) (香港版) 殭屍先生 (1985) (DVD + 殭屍先生Q版公仔套裝) (香港版) Mr. Vampire (1985) (DVD + Mr. Vampire Figurine Combo Set) (Remastered Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
Manufacturer Name(s): Panorama (HK)
Release Date: 2019-01-25
Package Weight: 400 (g)
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YesAsia Catalog No.: 1071617886

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* Special Feature:
- Ricky Lau Interview
- Trailer

Master Ko (Lam Ching Ying) faces the daunting task of re-burying a rich man’s father – in the hope that the new tomb will bring further prosperity. The frightening twist comes when the corpse comes back to life with a foul and vengeful netherworld gang. Desperately trying to right his wrongs, Master Ko finds himself sinking in deep trouble as apprentice Dan (Ricky Hui) turns into a vampire himself and apprentice Harry (Chin Siu Ho) is reduced to a weak soul possessed by a fierce ghost.

Figurine Details:
4” Master Kau x 1 piece, 4” Vampire Yam x 1 piece, Hierogram x 1 piece, Gold Coin Sword x 1 piece

Boxset Size: 22 cm x 16.5 cm (H) x 6 cm
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.6 out of 10 (11)

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October 14, 2009

This customer review refers to Mr. Vampire (VCD) (Digitally Remastered) (Hong Kong Version)
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Hop, hop, hooray! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Not much of a fan of chinese hopping vampires, I'm so glad I took the risk and watched this movie. Of course, Lam Ching Ying had something to do with it. I was on a 'run' of sorts and been watching quite a number of his comedic movies lately and this tops it all.

All lead players have a genuine chemistry and I just can't get enough of all those canto jokes and insinuations. Bravo to the scriptwriter for such a neat package - believable storyline and not stray off. The unsung hero of course is Yuen Wah who's the main hopping vampire (Mr Yam's father). The action sequences and stuntwork were fantastic.

Now my only problem is buying the only available digitally remastered VCD cause they're not producing the DVD anymore. Better than nothing.
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June 21, 2008

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An Unlikely Landmark film! Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
The Film which would forever Typecast it's star, Mr. Vampire is one of the most Important films in the History of Hong Kong Cinema. Starring a whole bunch of Second Bananas, who as this film shows, if there was any justice in the world they would have been stars much earlier.

This Film seemed like it was doomed from the start, due to the Inexperience of it's Director and as previously explained, a cast of actors who are either unknown, or known for being unknown (ie. Stuntmen and B-actors) . However, the Producer of this Film (None other than Sammo Hung Himself!) rightly stayed the course, resulting in one of the Greatest HK action-Comedies of all time!

The Plot Revolves around a veteran Taoist Priest known as master Gau who runs a Mortuary of sorts (Lam Ching-Ying) and his two assistants, Man Choi (Ricky Hui, Youngest Brother of Michael and Samuel Hui) and Chou (Chin Siu-ho, Stuntman and brother of fellow Stuntman Chin Ga-Lok). Chou and Man Choi like to play jokes on each other, and late one night while Man Choi is inspecting the rounds, Chou disguises himself as a vampire to scare Man Choi, and while he is successful, Chou in the process also lets the live Vampires Free!

While out with a fellow Taoist Priest in charge of these vampires, Master Gau returns to his Mortuary only to find Chou and Man Choi being chased by Vampires (the Gung Xi or Geung shi, who are more or less Hopping Corpses rather than the traditional European vampire in the Opera Costume). Fortunately Master Gau and the other Taoist Priest (Played by Anthony Chan Yau, the Drummer for the Wynners) are able to save the day (or night) and the film begins in earnest.

Mr. Yam (Ha Wong) is a wealthy Businessman who deals with clients both domestically and Internationally, but since the death of his father, has suffered a great deal of bad luck lately. Believing that his father's burial has something to do with his run of bad luck, he contacts Master Gau and arranges a meeting at a Western Restaurant for afternoon tea. Gau has never been to a Western Tea before, so he invites Man Choi along so that he may save face. The resulting scene is a humourous one, as Yam's Daughter Ting-Ting (Moon Lee) tricks both Gau and Man Choi, taking advantage of their ignorance of a Western Tea.

This scene however also advances the plot, and Master Gau agrees to the reburial. When digging up the grave of Yam's Father, many ominous signs appear (such as the black ravens flying south) and Master Gau is suspicious that this Body may not be all that it seems. As it turns out, he is right, and the body has not decomposed in over 20 years of burial, as well as have grown exceptionally long Blue Fingernails, tell-tale signs of a Vampire.

Gau knows all too well that Yam's father will soon turn into a vampire, and suggests a cremation on the spot. Yam however refuses, stating that his father was afraid of fire, a decision that turns out to be fatal when Yam too is killed by his father later that night, thus becoming a Vampire as well.

Before they leave the Cemetery, Master Gau requests that Man Choi and Chou put incense on each grave, Chou spots the grave of a Beautiful young girl named Jade, but is startled when a voice says Thank you and runs off, bumping into Man Choi. Man Choi is holding an unusual stick of Incense which will not burn properly, so they take it to Master Gau. Gau is able to fortell from that stick of incense that Yam will die that night.

Wai (Billy Lau) is a cousin of Ting-Ting and the local Police Chief. He isn't too fond of Master Gau or his associates, and charges Master Gau with the murder of Yam, taking Yam's body with Master Gau to the Interrogation room of the local police station. Knowing that Yam's body will turn into a Vampire soon, Master Gau asks Chou to deliver his Vampire-fighting equipment to the cells that night, and sends Man Choi to guard Ting-Ting lest her Grandfather decides to kill her too.

After two very funny action-comedy scenes (which i won't spoil for you) Man Choi is bitten by the vampire. Master Gau has run out of sticky Rice (which repels the Gung Xi) so he sends Chou to get some from the Next town. After being tricked by a Greedy Rice salesman (Wu Ma) and his Inept son, Chou begins the long ride home. While riding home, he sees what appears to be a molestation of a young girl, and goes to her rescue. what he doesn't know, is that the 'young girl' is actually the Fox Spirit of Jade, the young girl who he 'met' at the cemetery.

After a long night with Jade, Chou returns the next morning with his sack of tainted rice. Master Gau is able to deduce that he has slept with a Ghost, and scolds Chou for being so careless while Man Choi is in danger of becoming a Vampire. Of course Chou doesn't listen, and returns to Jade's house that night, this time though, Gau follows him.

Another Interesting fight ensures, and Gau returns to the mortuary with Chou in tow. This time however he ties him up so that he won't visit Jade. Unfortunately for Chou, his mistake at the Rice Shop is about to bite him back (literally) as Man Choi enters Vampire Mode that night, with Master Gau too busy trying to fight Jade to help save Chou from Man Choi.

During their fight, Jade sees Chou is in Trouble and tries to save him from Man Choi. Grateful for her saving his life, Chou asks his master not to hurt Jade. Gau explains that if they continue their love affair, Chou will die, so the two tearfully part, just before Wai returns to inform Gau that the Vampire which killed his Uncle is still on the loose.

In typical Sammo Hung Style, the Comedic Final Fight between Chou, Master Gau and the Vampire (Who is apparently played by Yuen Wah) is something else, and once again, it would demean the experience if i spoil it for you.

As stated Numerous times before, this is a truly Landmark film, not just for being a great film in all areas, but because of it's adversities that it overcame. By no means should this movie be a classic film, yet it is, which is full credit to the Director, Producer and it's fantastic cast. Highly Recommended for Sammo Hung Fans.
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February 10, 2008

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That's entertainment! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
"Mr. Vampire" was the first film directed by Ricky Lau. He was given a shoestring budget and had only two weeks to shoot it. It almost seems like a miracle that these circumstances yielded one of the greatest action comedies that Hong Kong has produced.

One of the reasons for the film's success is that the filmmakers had plenty of time to hone the script into a tightly written gem. Another big reason is the great comic performance of Lam Ching Ying. The deadpan seriousness with which he attacks his role is a joy to behold. Other treats are the film's eye-popping stunt work and the jaw-dropping loveliness of Moon Lee.

I particularly recommend this new digitally remastered version of the film. It looks great, has excellent English subtitles, and features an interesting interview with director Lau. I previously had owned a rather grainy VHS tape of this movie that really didn't do it justice.

This certainly was not the first "hopping vampire" movie, but the theme has never been done better. I recommend this DVD very highly to everyone. The inspired silliness of "Mr. Vampire" will remain a gift to viewers for generations to come.
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October 5, 2005

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THE BEST Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Great film to see, nice easy story, plenty of action.
should not miss out if your a fan of old action films.
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September 29, 2005

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Great Horror -Comedy that Defines a Genre Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
The one & only original that created the hopping ghost genre, established a horror-comedy forumula by which all other HK vampire movies are judged. A lot of Chinese vampire lore is defined in this movie. Absolute must see of HK film. Not only is there a vampire plot, there is also a spirit girl subplot with the underrated Pauline Wong Siu-fung (1985 HK Film Awards Best Actress)as the ghostly lover. This movie is not frighteningly scary but it has thrills and suspense, great action, good comedy & slapstick, terrific incendiary effects and a damn evil & ugly vampire. This film will whet your appetite for more hopping ghost action.
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