Jan 17

Spirit of love (1993) aka Ai de jing ling

Loletta Lee plays a model who, judging by her lavish home, is making a fortune doing TV commercials. When her boyfriend/boss comes over and tries to get romantic, Loletta begins seeing weird and scary visions. Visions of blood flooding her floor, and a three year old boy ghost. It seems that, three years earlier, she was pregnant and caught her husband (Poon Chan Wai) athletically knocking off a blonde. Husband kicked her down the stairs, which causes her to abort. The ghost is evidently the aborted baby grown up. Back to the present day, hubby has teamed up with a new girl (Joanna Chan), and is trying to get back into the house and kidnap the boy ghost. Warning : Due to a combination of no subtitles and a confusing storyline, some of this is guesswork.

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Dec 10

The Ghost Chasers (1986) aka Bi gui zhuo

A dinner party at a Hong Kong high-rise goes awry when party guest Judy Hsu (Shu-Yuan Hsu) becomes a victim of poltergeists and, as a result, her spirit returns to carry out the sinister plans of the evil presence. Security guards Chu Bong (Jing Wong) and Fan Pien-Chou (Shui-Fan Fung) later discover that their office high-rise is haunted by demons of the Japanese war dead from World War II. The evil spirits plan to seek revenge by claiming the lives of humans frequenting the building that were born on a certain year and time. Bong and Chou are on the victims list and, fearing for their lives, seek the help of Taoist priestess (Joyce Godenzi) to vanquish the ghosts.

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Nov 07

And Now What’s Your Name (1984) aka Xian sheng gui xing

Kenny Bee plays a free lance photographer. Although he is a nice guy, his lack of ability to assert himself decisively causes him to drift from one woman to another. He meets three women of first is a concubine of a millionaire. He circulates around the wealthy set in Hong Kong by accompanying her. He wants to go steady with her, but she has other ideas. He then meets a club hostess. She’s serious about him but he’s not. Then he meets a daughter of a millionaire who calls all her boyfriends “Simon”, so he’s introduced to everyone as “Simon”. This relationship doesn’t last long either. In the end he’s the one who is alone by himself due to his indecisive behavior. The subplot of the movie is the way people take advantage of each other, and how Kenny’s character gets caught in their play.

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