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The Occupant (1984) (DVD) (2019 Reprint) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Sally Yeh (Actor) | Chow Yun Fat (Actor) | Raymond Wong (Actor) | Melvin Wong (Actor)
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The Occupant (1984) (DVD) (2019 Reprint) (Hong Kong Version)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (2)

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When Sally Yeh moves into a haunted Hong Kong high-rise, who's she gonna call? Chow Yun Fat! Five years before their now-classic romantic pairing in The Killer, Yeh and Chow starred in this 1984 horror-comedy hybrid from director Ronny Yu (The Bride with White Hair). The Occupant's evenhanded mix of creepy and crazy foreshadows Yu's later work on American horror flicks like Bride of Chucky, and although Chow is operating largely in comedic mode, his role as a fearless police detective looks forward to his later heroic bloodshed collaborations with John Woo. But this is Sally Yeh's show, and her wonderful split-personality performance as a naive student of the supernatural possessed by the ghost of a sultry singing chanteuse is what ultimately makes the film a success.

Wide-eyed Canadian college student Angie (Sally Yeh) comes to Hong Kong to do some field research for her study of Chinese superstitions. She gets a bit more than she bargained for when she rents an apartment haunted by the spirit of a spurned singer. As if fending off ghosts wasn't bad enough, Angie also has to deal with the unwanted affections of a sleazy con-man (Raymond Wong, All's Well Ends Well), as well as the sweet-talking detective (Chow Yun Fat) who vows to solve her supernatural case. Chow requires a little otherworldly help of his own after Angie's body is taken over by the ghost, who's hell-bent on reenacting the murder-suicide that ended her life!

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Product Title: The Occupant (1984) (DVD) (2019 Reprint) (Hong Kong Version) 靈氣迫人 (1984) (DVD) (2019再版) (香港版) 灵气迫人 (1984) (DVD) (2019再版) (香港版) The Occupant (1984) (DVD) (2019 Reprint) (Hong Kong Version) The Occupant (1984) (DVD) (2019 Reprint) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Sally Yeh (Actor) | Chow Yun Fat (Actor) | Raymond Wong (Actor) | Melvin Wong (Actor) | Lo Lieh (Actor) | Mak Kit Man (Actor) 葉蒨文 (Actor) | 周潤發 (Actor) | 黃 百鳴 (Actor) | 黃錦燊 (Actor) | 羅烈 (Actor) | 麥潔文 (Actor) 叶蒨文 (Actor) | 周润发 (Actor) | 黄 百鸣 (Actor) | 黄锦燊 (Actor) | 罗烈 (Actor) | 麦洁文 (Actor) 葉蒨文 (サリー・イップ) (Actor) | 周潤發 (チョウ・ユンファ) (Actor) | 黄百鳴(レイモンド・ウォン) (Actor) | 黄錦[炎/木](メルヴィン・ウォン) (Actor) | 羅烈 (ロー・リエ) (Actor) | 麥潔文(コニー・マク) (Actor) Sally Yeh (Actor) | 주윤발 (Actor) | Raymond Wong (Actor) | Melvin Wong (Actor) | Lo Lieh (Actor) | Mak Kit Man (Actor)
Director: Ronny Yu 于仁泰 于仁泰 于仁泰(ロニー・ユー) Ronny Yu
Writer: Li Kui Ming 李居明 李居明 Li Kui Ming Li Kui Ming
Release Date: 2019-10-25
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Widescreen Anamorphic: Yes
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Publisher: Panorama (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1078459087

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導演 于仁泰

周潤發 葉蒨文 黃百鳴

麥潔文 羅 烈 黃錦燊

留學加拿大的 Angie(葉蒨文 飾)回港旅遊,並為畢業論文「中國迷信」搜集資料,途中巧遇 Hansom(黃百鳴 飾)並介紹入住一間神秘大宅。Angie 為了趕走 Hansom 而扮鬼嚇他。怎料假鬼引來真鬼,Hansom 竟被一神秘艷鬼扔出窗外!探員發仔(周潤發 飾)上門調查,並揭發了當年歌星羅麗莎(麥潔文 飾)槍殺其情夫後自殺之真相。

*** 首批附送 原裝電影海報咭 (乙張) 數量有限,送完即止﹗
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (2)

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October 31, 2008

This customer review refers to The Occupant (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
1 people found this review helpful

Hauntingly entertaining! Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
"The Occupant" is one of those Hong Kong cinema genre mash-ups that we all know and love. This film manages to mix comedy, romance, and horror in an audience-pleasing stew. The film works on just about every level, with snappy dialogue, an engrossing story, a terrific cast, and crisp direction from Ronnie Yu. Chow Yun Fat is dashing as a chivalrous cop, Raymond Wong is zany in just the right doses as a used car salesman/real estate agent who will do just about anything to make a buck, and Sally Yeh is terrific as a naive graduate student studying occult practices in China while fending off Wong's clumsy advances. Lo Lieh also shines in his supporting role. The scene in which he performs an exorcism on Sally works surprisingly well for a relatively low-budget movie. The film is creepy and funny in all the proper places and entertaining throughout. I recommend "The Occupant" very highly.
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March 1, 2003

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1 people found this review helpful

My idol (Fat) in horror movie... Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
The story line is quite interesting. The face and staring eyes of the "ghost" is quite spooky too!
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