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After a string of bad luck, a debt collector has no other choice than to spend the night in a haunted temple, where he encounters a ravishing female ghost and later battles to save her soul ... Read all After a string of bad luck, a debt collector has no other choice than to spend the night in a haunted temple, where he encounters a ravishing female ghost and later battles to save her soul from the control of a wicked tree demon. After a string of bad luck, a debt collector has no other choice than to spend the night in a haunted temple, where he encounters a ravishing female ghost and later battles to save her soul from the control of a wicked tree demon.

  • Siu-Tung Ching
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A Chinese Ghost Story

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  • Trivia During the screen test, the casting manager thought Joey Wong had an on screen charm and sexiness, but her mannerism within the film's periodic sense didn't seem to match up quite well with the attitude. Tsui asked her to visit the Peking Opera in order to get the sense of the idea of periodic piece, as well getting used to it with the costume.

Yin Chek Hsia : Today's a good day in hell. They must've got Tsing back.

Ling Choi Sin : Old Evil is coming to collect the bride.

Yin Chek Hsia : Scholar, it seems we've to storm hell!

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  • July 18, 1987 (Hong Kong)
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1987, Horror, 1h 38m

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In this martial arts film, Ning Choi-san (Leslie Cheung), a traveling tax collector, takes shelter for the night in an abandoned temple. When he meets the lovely maiden Nip Siu-sin (Tsu-hsien Wang), Ning immediately falls for her. Unfortunately, Ning later discovers that she is a ghost who is forced to serve a cruel demon, and he resolves to save her from the evil spirit. Enlisting the aid of Taoist warrior Yin Chik-hsia (Ma Wu), Ning ventures into a supernatural realm to save Nip's soul.

Genre: Horror

Original Language: Chinese

Director: Tony Ching Siu Tung

Producer: Hark Tsui

Writer: Kai-Chi Yun

Release Date (Theaters): Feb 18, 1988  original

Release Date (Streaming): Jul 16, 2020

Runtime: 1h 38m

Distributor: Facets

Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1), 35mm

Cast & Crew

Leslie Cheung

Ling Choi Sin

Joey Wong Cho-Yin

Lit Sin Seen

Yin Chek Hsia

Siu-Ming Lau

Tony Ching Siu Tung

Kai-Chi Yun

Zhong Zheng

Executive Producer

Original Music

Yongheng Huang

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David Wu Dai-Wai

Film Editing

Zhongwen Xi

Production Design

Chung Man Yee

Art Director

Gufang Chen

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An odd, entertaining and very funny supernatural romance that blends horror and slapstick humor quite efficiently, with great special effects and a lot of style, even though the musical numbers are pretty embarrassing and the end is a bit frustrating.

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A Chinese Ghost Story or "The Eternal Spirit of a Beauty" is a Hong Kong romantic comedy horror film starring Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong, and Wu Ma, directed by Ching Siu-tung, and produced by Tsui Hark. Loosely based plot on a short story from Qing Dynasty was developed into amazing screenplay. Ning Choi-san is a little bit dorky tax collector whose job requires him to travel to rural areas. Arriving at a town he is forced to seek shelter in a deserted temple in the forest on the outskirts because he did not have money to afford lodging at the town. That night in the temple, Ning meets a beautiful and alluring young maiden called Nip Siu-sin and falls in love with her. However, when he later recalls last night's events the next day, he becomes increasingly fearful and superstitious because a Taoist told him that the people he saw at the temple were ghosts. That night, he returns to the temple to spend his night there and confirms his theory that Nip is actually a spirit... In memory of the late Leslie Cheung, director Ching Siu-tung and producer Ng See-yuen re-released the film in theatres across mainland China on April 30, 2011. According to press release, the film was digitally remastered from the original negatives and six months were spent on the remastering. In addition, premieres took place in both Beijing and Shanghai. Ching Siu-tung, Ng See-yuen and Lau Siu-ming were present. However, Wu Ma and Joey Wong, who were invited, did not attend the premiere. Ching Siu-tung had difficulty tracking down Joey Wong and had to contact her through her family in Taiwan. He received a telephone call at the last minute from Wong's father, stating that the actress was in poor health and not in good condition to attend the premiere. Wong's father also quoted her daughter saying that acting in the film was her best memories. In Chinese cinematography this movie is a classic... even with a really bad animation of some of the scary parts, I could understand that... I enjoyed the good and some really bad acting, but that is acceptable when we understand the concept of this art work and the tradition of Chinese acting which was used in this case in its best and sometimes not its best form. Watch it as a part of a history... it's worth it... but some of you could be disappointed...

some interesting moments, and fun moments make for a entertaining time in this fantasy martial arts horror

This is one of the most pioneer film that beautified Chinese ghost. It became the foundation as a ghost-man love affair classic thereafter. Every character--from the Taoist ghost buster's unforgetable singing, and the comely ghost lady who hides in umbrella; the 1,000 years old tree momo to the weak but kind-hearted bookworm--is simply bravo!

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A hapless tax collector takes shelter at an abandoned temple, the favorite haunting grounds of a 1000 year old adrogynous tree demon. Beset with perilous traps and temptations by deadly but seductive she-devils, the bumbling hero falls in love with a beautiful ghost, whose spirit is enslaved by the tree demon. The two lovers risk their eternal souls to escape the demon's wrath, searching for happiness together.

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Claudie chung, chen gufang, wen renming, shi shaolin, cheng xiaolong, xi zhongwen, leslie cheung, 1956-2003.

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1988

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States April 1996

Released in United States March 1988

Released in United States May 3, 1991

Released in United States September 1988

Released in United States September 22, 1991

Shown at 1988 Seattle International Film Festival.

Shown at Hong Kong Film Festival in New York City September 17 & 23, 1988.

Shown at New Directors/New Films series New York City March 23 & 25, 1988.

Remake of "Qian nu you hun" aka "A Chinese Ghost Story" (Hong Kong/1987) directed by Ching Siutung.

Released in United States 1988 (Shown at 1988 Seattle International Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown in New York City (Cinema Village) as part of program "Festival Hong Kong '97: A Cinema in Transition" August 15 - September 11, 1997.)

Released in United States March 1988 (Shown at New Directors/New Films series New York City March 23 & 25, 1988.)

Released in United States April 1996 (Shown in New York City (New Victory Theater) as part of program "World Cinema Festival" April 15-21, 1996.)

Released in United States May 3, 1991 (Roxie; San Francisco)

Released in United States September 1988 (Shown at Hong Kong Film Festival in New York City September 17 & 23, 1988.)

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A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

A Chinese Ghost Story

Romantic comedy horror film starring Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong and Wu Ma, directed by Ching Siu-tung and produced by Tsui Hark. The plot was loosely based on a short story from Qing dynasty writer Pu Songling’s “Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio”, and also inspired by the 1960 Shaw Brothers Studio film “The Enchanting Shadow”.

Leslie Cheung stars as “Ling Choi-san”, a debt collector who falls in love with a beautiful ghost. A Hong Kong singer, actor and film producer, he is considered as “one of the founding fathers of Cantopop”. He is probably best remembered for his breakthrough role in John Woo’s “A Better Tomorrow”, and achieved great acclaim for his performances in “Rouge”, and Wong Kar-Wai’s “Days of Being Wild”. He sadly took his own life in 2003 aged just 46 years old. He left a suicide note saying that he had been suffering from depression.

Joey Wong plays “Nip Siu-sin”, a ghostly spirit that is forced to lure young men to their death for the Tree Demon. Originally from Taiwan, her success in this film led to her becoming something of an idol, especially in Japan and South Korea. She would go on to appear in Jackie Chan’s “City Hunter”, “Butterfly and Sword”, “The Banquet” and two sequels to “A Chinese Ghost Story”.

Veteran character actor Wu Ma stars as “Yin Chik-ha”, a Taoist warrior priest that hunts ghosts. Wu Ma made his screen debut in 1963, and with over 240 appearances to his name (plus 49 directorial credits within a fifty-year period), he was one of the most familiar faces in the history of Hong Kong Cinema. Martial arts fans will recognise him from films such as “ The Prodigal Son “, “ Encounters of the Spooky Kind “, “ Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars ” and “ Mr Vampire “, to name just a tiny few.

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Lau Siu-ming is in drag as “The Tree Demon”, an evil spirit that forces Nip Siu-sin to lure men so as to feed on their life force. Lau Sing-Ming is a respected veteran actor and a pioneer in Hong Kong dance. As a youngster, Lau received a scholarship to study ballet in France and work with some of the top dancers in the world. He went on to become the first Chinese dance choreographer in France and a founding member of the Hong Kong Dance Federation. Often working for Tsui Hark he has appeared in “Royal Warriors”, “Righting Wrongs”, “A Better Tomorrow II”, “Swordsman” and “ Fearless “.

Ling Choi-san is an ineffectual young tax collector. As such, nobody will offer him a bed for the night, so he is forced to seek shelter at a reputedly haunted temple on the outskirts of town. There he meets the warrior monk Yin Chik-ha and the beautiful Nip Siu-sin.

Ling falls in love with her, unaware that she is a ghost sent forth by an evil demon to tempt men and steal their lifeforce. Revealing her fate to Ling Choi-san, Nip tells him her story of how she became eternally bound to the servitude of a sinister Tree Demon. She explains that as long as her remains are buried at the foot of the tree, her spirit will be forever enslaved by the Tree Demon.

Desperate to rescue Nip, Ling insists that Yin help him. Yin manages to open a temporary portal to the Underworld. Ling and Yin journey to the Underworld where they attempt to free Nip’s soul.

A short introductory scene sets the tone for what is to come in terms of action, with flashing blades, beheadings and fast edits.

Wu Ma’s first battle is a night time duel. The choreography is fast and fluid, with lots of spinning and twirling, sometimes on wires. A wind machine is used to blow fallen leaves across the screen, adding atmosphere and energy to the scene.

Our first view of the supernatural action comes with Joey Wong seducing a vulnerable swordsman in the woods. Using a combination of “Evil Dead” style camera work and old-school practical effects, the swordsman meets a grisly end.

Wu Ma encounters Joey Wong’s spirit in the woods and a flying battle through the trees ensues. Beautifully lit in its night time setting, the choreography is heavily reliant on the use of wires. However, whereas this can occasionally appear over-the-top in movies such as “Butterfly and Sword”, here it adds to the supernatural setting of this tale.

The undead in this film are much creepier than the usual hopping vampires, looking like drained skeletal corpses, not unlike the ghostly forms taken by the cursed pirates in the “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”. Using a mixture of actors in make up and stop-motion animation, they menacingly stagger after their prey.

In a bizarre but very entertaining sequence, Wu Ma performs a Jianshu (straight sword) routine whilst singing a rap version of “The Way”, a Taoist song! The high technical skill of the practical effects team is put to good use in a set-piece where a giant tongue tries to devour Leslie Cheung and Joey Wong in a wooden house. As our leads try to escape the creepy, malevolent tongue, leaves and debris from the splintering wood swirl and swoop around them. When Wu Ma faces the Tree Demon, the fantasy action-choreography gives the audience plenty of “gross-out” moments, as the giant tongue splatters slimy goo in the faces of the heroes.

The final battle in the underworld is both atmospheric and energetic. Dozens of arms punch through dusty walls grabbing at the smitten lovers, whilst Wu Ma battles ghostly warriors with his martial arts and bow and arrows. Shot in a virtually empty, blacked out studio, the low camera angles and lighting of the smoky background give the underworld setting an appropriately eerie ambiance.

If “Encounters of the Spooky Kind” re-invigorated the Chinese horror comedy genre in the 1980’s, and the “Mr Vampire” movies defined it, then “A Chinese Ghost Story” gave it its heart.

Amidst the craziness of the supernatural goings-on, simplistic comedy and physics-defying action, there is a tender love story, beautifully told in the performances of Joey Wong and Leslie Cheung.

Wu Ma arguably gives one of the best performances of his prolific career, in a rare role as the action lead. Even though much of the film takes place at night, it is still very well lit and shot. The director uses all sorts of camera techniques and “Dutch Angles” (camera tilts), creating a unique look, that would be copied by many of the Chinese fantasy films that were to follow it. Whereas “Encounters of the Spooky Kind” focused on traditional martial arts action, and “Mr Vampire” primarily used slapstick comedy, “A Chinese Ghost Story” presents the action in a highly stylised, hyperreal fashion.

The use of wires and swordplay choreography would feature heavily in director Ching Siu-tung’s later work on movies such as “The Swordsman” series, “ New Dragon Gate Inn “, “ Hero ” and “ House of Flying Daggers “, and influenced many other similar films. It is easy to understand why this film was a success on the international festival circuit and is considered a masterpiece of modern Chinese cinema. In its day, and even now, it has an incredible look to it.

For martial arts purists who don’t mind wire-work, the action in Ching Siu-tung’s later works, or even something like “ Iron Monkey ” starring Donnie Yen , would probably be more satisfying. But if you want to watch a unique, atmospheric and highly-influential Chinese film, “A Chinese Ghost Story” is a must-see for fans of Asian cinema.

  • Lead actor Leslie Cheung spoke fluent English having studied at Leeds University in the UK.
  • In 1997 Tsui Hark wrote and produced an animated version of “A Chinese Ghost Story”.
  • At the 7th Hong Kong Film Awards, the film received nominations for Best Action Choreography, Best Actress for Joey Wong, Best Supporting Actor for Wu Ma, Best Picture, Best Editing and Best Cinematography. It won awards for Best Art Direction, Best Original Score and Best Original Song.
  • Director Ching Siu-tung, who had been trained in Peking opera as a child, made his directorial debut in 1982 with the ground-breaking wuxia classic “Duel to the Death”. The action choreography redefined how Chinese swordplay movies were made.
  • The plot was taken from “Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio” or “Liaozhai Zhiyi”, a collection of nearly 500 mostly supernatural tales written by Pu Songling during the early Qing dynasty.
  • The film was remade in 2011 directed by Wilson Yip ( SPL: Sha Po Lang/Kill Zone , Dragon Tiger Gate, Flash Point and Ip Man trilogy), and starring Louis Koo, Liu Yifei, Yu Shaoqun, Kara Hui, Louis Fan, and Wang Danyi Li.

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Rating: ★★★★★, (sinnui yauman).

Hong Kong. 1987.

Director – Ching Siu Tung, Screenplay – Yuen Kai Chi, Based on the Short Stories by Pu Songling, Producer – Tsui Hark, Photography – Wong Wing Hang, Tom Lau, Sander Lee & Poon Heng Seng, Music – Romeo Diaz & James Wong, Art Direction – Yee Chung Man. Production Company – Film Workshop.

Leslie Cheung (Ning Tsai Tsen), Joey Wong (Nieh Hsiao Tsing), Wu Ma (Yen Che Hsia)

The ineffectual young tax collector Ning Tsai Tsen arrives in a town to collect taxes. Nobody will offer him a bed so he is forced to seek shelter at a reputedly haunted temple on the outskirts of town. There he meets the warrior monk Yen Chi Hsia and the beautiful Nieh Hsiao Tsing. He falls for her, unaware that she is a ghost – a soul captured by the evil Matron and sent forth to tempt men and steal their lifeforces. Telling Ning Tsai Tsen her story, Nieh Hsiao Tsing begs him to take her ashes to freedom so that she can have the chance of reincarnation and be saved from betrothal to Lord Dark. However, this is something that requires Ning Tsai Tsen and Yen Chia Hsia to journey down into Hell.

Attempting to explain Hong Kong fantasy films to Western audiences often ends up with people scratching their heads. Directors like John Woo and actors like Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat and Jet Li had much crossover success in the late 90s but that came more out of Hong Kong martial arts/action cinema. Wu Xia cinema meanwhile languished unrecognised, apart from a sizeable cult audience, until the remarkable success of Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).

A Chinese Ghost Story is perhaps the finest example of Hong Kong fantasy cinema. This genre had grown out of various Shaw Brothers films of the 1970s and was crystallised with Tsui Hark’s Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983), a lunatic film in its own right. (Tsui aso acts as producer here). However, it was A Chinese Ghost Story that became a landmark within the genre and an oft-imitated template for other films. Trying to pigeonhole A Chinese Ghost Story makes one’s head spin. Imagine a film part Star Wars (1977) and a whole lot Shaw Brothers. Or else maybe Kwaidan (1964), as directed by Sam Raimi in full-on The Evil Dead (1981) mode. It is all of these and more.

A Chinese Ghost Story has its nominal basis in The Magic Sword , one of the stories told in the collection Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio (1756) by Pu Songling. The story had previously formed the basis of one of the early Shaw Brothers films The Enchanting Shadow (1960).

A Chinese Ghost Story is a grandiosely beautiful film. Ching Siu-Tung’s direction is an extraordinarily dexterous blend of lightning-paced action and startlingly beautiful imagery, all directed entirely tongue-in-cheek. The martial arts sequences are amazingly stylised, with opponents performing unbelievable gymnastic acts, twirling about in mid-air and travelling by bouncing off trees or by hanging onto thrown swords, where Ching Siu-Tung’s camera is poised with a lightning finesse to catch every sword-blow in mist-illuminated silhouette.

There are mind-boggling scenes fighting off a giant flaming slime-slavering tongue as it crashes through entire houses to try penetrate its victims’ throats; and an even more visionary descent down into a Hell filled with walls of grasping hands and devouring female faces, lorded over by a metal-masked Darth Vader look-alike. Joey Wong flies through the air as a ghostly train of silk, whipping people about enwrapped in her sleeves.

One amazing sequence has hero Leslie Cheung hiding under the water in Joey Wong’s bath trying to avoid detection by the androgynous, human-sniffing Matron while Joey passes air to him via kisses. Ching Siu-Tung also balances this out with an amusingly self-effacing sense of humour, with Leslie Cheung stumbling into situations completely oblivious to the danger about him. And then there is an indescribable scene where Wu Ma starts leaping about in mid-air and bursts into a rap song that goes on about the peaceful virtues of the Buddhist lifestyle. See A Chinese Ghost Story at all costs – it will change your life.

There were two sequels, both directed by Ching Siu-Tung and produced by Tsui Hark:– A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990) and A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991). Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong and Wu Ma re-teamed for the first, which is highly enjoyable; only Joey Wong appeared in the third, which is lesser but likable. Producer Tsui Hark later oversaw the animated A Chinese Ghost Story: A Tsui Hark Animation (1997), a loose rehash of the same story. A Chinese Ghost Story (2011) was a remake that failed in every single way. The film was highly influential and inspired a number of imitators such as Swordsman (1990) and sequels, Saviour of the Soul (1991), Green Snake (1993), The Magic Crane (1993) and The Storm Riders (1998).

Ching-Siu Tung’s other genre films are:- Duel to the Death (1983), The Witch from Nepal/The Nepal Affair (1985), A Terracotta Warrior (1990), New Dragon Gate Inn/Dragon Inn (1992), Swordsman II (1992), The Heroic Trio (1993), The Heroic Trio II: Executioners (1993), The Mad Monk (1993), Swordsman III: The East is Red (1993), The Scripture With No Words (1996), The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011) and Jade Dynasty (2019). Siu-Tung is also known as an action choreographer par excellence and has coordinated sequences on films like Shaolin Soccer (2001), Invincible (2001), Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004) and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007).

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  6. In memory of Leslie Cheung 1979-2002. 纪念张国荣特辑 《当年情》

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  1. A Chinese Ghost Story

    'The Ethereal Spirit of a Beauty') is a 1987 Hong Kong romantic comedy horror film starring Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong and Wu Ma, directed by Ching Siu-tung and produced by Tsui Hark.

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  6. A Chinese Ghost Story [DVD]

    A Chinese Ghost Story stars Leslie Cheung as Ning Tsei-Shen, a timid and likable tax collector. Looking for a place to stay the night, he comes upon a spooky abandoned temple occupied by a tough Taoist swordsman (Ma Wu). Despite his warnings, Tsei-Shen stays anyway. Later he encounters a beautiful maiden (Joey Wang) who he quickly falls in love ...

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    The Ethereal Spirit of a Beauty is a 1987 Hong Kong romantic comedy horror film starring Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong and Wu Ma, directed by Ching Siu-tung and produced by Tsui Hark. 39 1 h 35 min 1988 16+ Action · Fantasy · Science Fiction · Exciting This video is currently unavailable to watch in your location Details Cast and Crew Siu-Tung Ching

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    In this martial arts film, Ning Choi-san (Leslie Cheung), a traveling tax collector, takes shelter for the night in an abandoned temple. When he meets the lovely maiden Nip Siu-sin (Tsu-hsien...

  9. Leslie Cheung

    Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing (12 September 1956 - 1 April 2003) was a Hong Kong singer and actor. Throughout a 26-year career from 1977 until his death, Cheung released over 40 music albums and acted in 56 films. He was one of the most prominent pioneers that shaped the identity of Cantopop during the 1980s and became known for his flamboyant, often outrageous stage appearance.

  10. A Chinese Ghost Story (1988)

    Leslie Cheung, the Chinese singer and actor who won international acclaim for his role as a homosexual opera singer who commits suicide in the Oscar-nominated Farewell My Concubine (1993), died after leaping from a hotel in Hong Kong on April 1. He was 46. Cheung was born on September 12, 1956 in Hong Kong, the youngest of ten children.

  11. A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

    A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) Glen Stanway October 31, 2015 Movies. Romantic comedy horror film starring Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong and Wu Ma, directed by Ching Siu-tung and produced by Tsui Hark. The plot was loosely based on a short story from Qing dynasty writer Pu Songling's "Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio", and also inspired by ...

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    Leslie Cheung stars as Ning, a meek tax collector who finds himself involved in a wacky supernatural romance. He's slated to become a victim to enchanting ghost Nie (Joey Wong), who's bound to an evil tree demon (Lau Siu-Ming) who feed on men's souls.

  13. A Chinese Ghost Story 1 (1987)

    Native Title: 倩女幽魂 Also Known As: The Ethereal Spirit of a Beauty , Sien Nui Yau Wan , Chien Nu Yu Hun Director: Ching Siu Tung Genres: Historical, Horror, Romance, Fantasy Tags: Ghost, Supernatural, Demon, Ghost-seeing Male Lead, Action, Comedy, Body Horror, Star Crossed Lovers, Lovers Separated, Forced Marriage (Vote or add tags) Remove ads

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    The Ethereal Spirit of a Beauty is a 1987 Hong Kong romantic comedy horror film starring Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong and Wu Ma, directed by Ching Siu-tung and produced by Tsui Hark. 40 IMDb 7.4 1 h 35 min 1988 16+ Science Fiction · Horror · Fantasy · Exciting This video is currently unavailable to watch in your location Details Cast and Crew

  16. A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

    A Chinese Ghost Story has its nominal basis in The Magic Sword, one of the stories told in the collection Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio (1756) by Pu Songling. The story had previously formed the basis of one of the early Shaw Brothers films The Enchanting Shadow (1960). Tax collector Leslie Cheung and his ghostly lady love Joey Wong

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    A Chinese Ghost Story. After a string of bad luck, a debt collector has no other choice than to spend the night in a haunted temple, where he encounters a ravishing female ghost and later battles to save her soul from the control of a wicked tree demon. ... Leslie Cheung, Joey Wang, Wu Ma Studio Golden Harvest Company. Other formats. DVD from ...

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    Leslie Cheung - A Chinese Ghost Story (Mandarin version) 倩女幽魂 - 张国荣 1987 zzenzero 32.7K subscribers 50K views 5 years ago This recording can be found on an album called 拒绝再玩 Back To Black...

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    A Chinese Ghost Story 2. Available on iTunes. Once again, Leslie, playing Lin, and Joi Wang, playing Ching Fung, star in this romantic ghost film. Lin meets a young and witty Taoist Chi Chau (Jacky Cheung) and they become good friends. They run into some people who pretend to be ghosts. These people are actually trying to save the innocent Fu ...

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    There is a lot of the usual Chinese slapstick and some martial arts. But the main story is the romance between the ghost and the tax collector. Featuring the talents of Leslie Cheung and the attractive Joey Wang, it's hard to go wrong with this movie.

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