Phantom Killer (1981) Kung-Fu Giallo hybrid from Stanley Fung
only periodic Kung-Fu/Giallo cross-breed
that the World has ever seen"
-Luisito Joaquin Gonzalez
Hong Kong/Chinese title FEN KU LOU
director: Stanley Fung Shui-Fan
starring: Pai Wei · Nora Tsang · Wah Cheung · Susan Yam-Yam Shaw · Billy
Chan · Qiqi Chan (JoJo Chan)
helping a small village defeat a gang of bandits, Master Siu becomes extremely
popular with the ladies, constantly being propositioned everywhere he
goes. But he remains faithful to his girlfriend (played by Nora Tsang).
Things take a turn for the worse when a masked killer turns up and begins
to slaughter women who are rejected by Master Siu.
more twists and turns than the traditional Giallo, this is an unusual
hybrid mixing kung-fu and thriller elements. It is the brainchild of actor-turned-director
Stanley Fung who also helmed a couple Jackie Chang/Sammo Hung movies (e.g.,
Return of the Lucky Stars in 1989). This was one of the
last films for martial arts star Pai Wei (FLYING
DEADLY VENOMS, et al).
Hong Kong/Chinese film
with optional English subtitles, 89 min,
widescreen, encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected theatrical trailers.