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The Films of 1985 (Podcast Edition!): Mr. Vampire

1985

1985 happened 30 years ago and so did I. Now I’m watching all of the movies from the year of my birth. Yes, all of them.

Screen Shot 2015-01-25 at 7.57.12 PMMr. Vampire (dir. Ricky Lau) 98 min

Release Date: November 7, 1985 (Hong Kong)

Cast: Lam Ching-Ying, Chin Siu-Ho, Ricky Hui, Moon Lee, Billy Lau, Siu Fong Wong, Wah Yeun and Ha Huang

Writer(s): Ricky Lau, Szeto Cheuk-Hon, Barry Wong, Ying Wong

Synopsis: A Taoist preist and his two disciples face-off against the hopping vampire corpse of a village elder.

Review: Last week my friends Big Willy and The Samurai at The Gentlemen’s Guide to Midnight Cinema announced that they’d be reviewing Mr. Vampire on their next episode and I thought, “holy shit, that’s on my list!” So I got in touch with the gents, asked to be on the show and something like 48 hours later we were recording.

I should say, this podcast is 2 hours and 45 minutes long and we don’t get to Mr. Vampire until about the 2 hour mark. Still if you want to hear an in-depth discussion on Zodiac as well as some brief thoughts on classics like Zipperface and Sidekicks, you should give this a listen.

I should also say that we started recording at 2am on Saturday night and didn’t wrap up until 5am Sunday morning. If I sound tired, it’s because I am.

Download the episode HERE and subscribe to The GGTMC HERE.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a non-podcast entry in the series.

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