- Jul 30
- A CHINESE GHOST STORY (2011) on English subbed DVD
- Posted by Deljhp - 30/07/11 at 09:23 AM
Scuse me if I write and scramble around for my debit card at the same time - because acclaimed director Wilson Yip’s (‘Ip Man,’ ‘Ip Man 2’) big-budget modern retelling of the 80s fantasy classic A Chinese Ghost Story, has just hit DVD and Blu-ray in Hong Kong. Rather than a straight up remake, Yip's version is a reinterpretation of the supernatural story this time focussing on demon hunter Yan Chixia who gets entangled in a human-demon romantic triangle with Nie Xiaoqian and Ning Caichen. Those now shuddering at the thought of long drawn out love scenes, fear not, Ghost Story also has kung fu action and top-notch visual effects galore. Cant damn wait!
Synopsis: Aspiring to be the top demon hunter, Yan Chixia (Louis Koo) ventures into the sinister Black Mountain, taking it as his training ground. There, he has slain all kinds of evil spirits and monsters in countless dangerous battles, but when the young exorcist encounters the enchanting fox spirit Nie Xiaoqian and falls helplessly in love with her, he can't get himself to kill her. Years later, the village at the bottom of Black Mountain is faced with a serious drought, and the villagers are forced to find a new source of water on the demon-infested mountain. Part of the search team, a good-natured scholar named Ning Caichen (Yu Shaoqun) becomes smitten with Xiaoqian, who is being enslaved by the powerful and bloodthirsty Tree Demon (Kara Hui)...
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