Vampire Training Camp (1988) Chang Chien-Chi rarity
Taiwanese/Chinese title JIANG SHI XUN LIAN YING [Vampire Training
starring: Jack Long · Chan Yen (as William Yen) · Lee Hoi-Hing
· Shan Chang · Chien Jing-Hua
sort of like GHOUL
SEX SQUAD without the porn. Here's a rare Taiwanese movie cut
from the same pattern as HAUNTED
COP SHOP and OPERATION
PINK SQUAD, probably intended for a young market but littered
with politically incorrect stuff including piss jokes. The story deals
with Master Monk Yu who runs a after-death pre-burial agency designed
to prepare cadavers for the afterlife. If the corpse was victim of a suicide
or violent death, it cannot be buried [the soul will be condemned to wandering
as a vampire] and must go through a training (cleansing) before being
put in the ground. During this process, the dead bodies rejuvenate as
vampires ready for discipline sessions. However, an evil magician named
Master Chang is impressed by the obedient vampires [his own living dead
servants are impossible to control] and he decides to steal the creatures
and use them in his personal army.
Chang Chien-chi was best known as a scriptwriter (WOMAN
AVENGER for Lee Tso Nan). He was also Lee's assistant director
for numerous projects including SHAOLIN
VS LAMA. This would be his final movie as director, but today
he continues to work in Taiwan as a scripter under the name Robert Chang.
Taiwanese/Chinese Film, with English and Chinese subtitles; widescreen,
uncut (93 min.),
in DVD format, encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected theatrical trailers.