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Mr. Vampire (1985)

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NOTE: Only available on the Hong Kong Legends (region 2 and region 4) release.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Hong Kong film expert Bey Logan Rating:8.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 2nd, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
This is your average Bey Logan track, which means it’s fascinating from beginning to end. He does makes a few small mistakes. Most importantly, he says ‘Mr. Vampire’ lost the best action choreography award to ‘Project A’. It actually lost to ‘Police Story’. He also mixes up the name of an actor once, but that’s about it. He talks a lot about the horror genre and about the equipment used in the spell-casting, like the mirror and papers. He mentions that, unlike Western movies, Hong Kong vampire movies all have a different set of rules, which I found interesting. That, he says, is because every village has their own vampire stories, and the way to stop them is different. He goes through all the actors and filmmakers, relating interesting stories along the way. The funniest is about Lam Ching-Ying. While shooting a movie in Korea, he and Sammo Hung went to a bar, where there were American servicemen. Mr. Lam thought one of them was giving him the evil eye. Mr. Hung went into the bathroom and by the time he came out a full-fledged bar brawl was under way. It’s another great commentary, with Mr. Logan, I think, taking one huge breath at the beginning, so he doesn’t have to breath for the entire track. All he does is talk for the entire running time.