This is another in the long line of "Mr. Vampire"
Hong Kong horror-action-comedy films. One-eyebrow-priest and his two bumbling
disciples are raising a baby vampire and struggling to discover the cause of poisoned
river in their home town. Their investigation is complicated by the arrival of
a group of nuns and the ghost of a dead prostitute - and a European vampire
by Ching-Ying Lam
Ching-Ying Lam as One-Eyebrow
Fong Liu as Fong
Sandra Ng Kwan Yue as General's Cousin
Chen as Pimp
Regina Kent as Nun
Siu-hou Chin as Hoh
Billy Lau as General
Joanna Chan as Nun
Maria Cordero as Mother Superior
piece of slapstick hocum, much like the other Far Eastern Vampire Yarns; quite
fast paced, the usual knockabout stuff slapping labels on zombies to stop them.
movie is remarkable in two ways, however; First, it features and respects both
western and eastern religions; they've taken care with the nuns to avoid offense,
and show no problem with different approaches co-existing; such a movie would
never be made now in Anti-Christian China.
Second, the movie featues - and
respects - both Eastern and Western vampire traditions; granted the Eurovamp is
a little over the top, and there's waaay too many bats for my liking, but the
meeting of undeads is nicely done.
The special effects are quite good too;
except for one priest's eyebrow. The underwater bats are a treat (don't ask),
and the reviving of the Eurovampaire after his first bite is seriously well done.
Double sided pack insert (wow!)