original Hong Kong/Cantonese title MENG GUI PO REN [Goddess
of the Dead]
director: Biu Man Chang
starring: Angela Yu Chien · Chien Szu-Ying · Chow Fong
· Fung Sau-Wai · Elaine Jin · Yuen Chi-Wai (as
captain stops the ritual sacrifice of a young girl to the goddess Kali
(spelled 'Carla' in the subtitles). He kills an evil witch in the process.
But before the sorceress dies, she levels a death curse or him and his
family. After the opening segment, the story advances four years to the
discovery of three bodies in a creepy old house. This signals the activation
of the death curse for the cop, daughter Mimi, his sister and her cop
boyfriend Chiu. Lots of garish color, laser beams, foggy landscapes, weird
superstitions, ghost/human sexual intercourse. General culture shock.
Plus, in an I've-never-seen-that-before-in-a-movie moment, the
tormented sister is chased down a flight of steps by a Sprite can [see
pic, lower left].
is the only film in director Biu Man Chang's cannon. Some sources insist
it is a pseudonym for Ho Shu-Pui who made BLOOD
RITUAL and PROSTITUTE
KILLER. The lead actress is Angela Yu Chien, a former Shaw
Bros starlet best known for THE
CAVE OF SILKEN WEB and OILY
MANIAC. She also starred in Jackie Chan's notorious sex comedy
IN THE FAMILY. Miss Chien died from cancer in April, 2000, age
Hong Kong/Chinese film with English and Chinese subtitles, uncut 90 min,
fullscreen, encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine
Extras include selected trailers.
Intended for Mature Audiences