A Chinese Ghost Story (1997)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

A Chinese Ghost Story Photos

Movie Info

Tsui Hark is the executive producer, production designer, and screenwriter of this 82-minute Chinese animated feature displaying a full panoply of magical supergods, vexing spirits, and mere mortals. After debt collector Ning (voice of Jan Lam) loses his girlfriend Siu Lan (Lasi Suiyan), he beckons his playful dog, Solid Gold (Tsui Hark), and the two embark on fantastic adventures encountering the attractive Shine (Anita Yuen), a follower of Madame Trunk (Kelly Chen). Their eventual goal is to board the Reincarnation Train in hopes of getting Shine reborn. The original Siu Sin title is Shine's name in Chinese. To realize this fluid-action fantasy, animators at Tsui Hark's Film Workshop in Hong Kong labored for four years. Shown at the 1997 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
Animation , Anime & Manga , Art House & International , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
Film Workshop


Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for A Chinese Ghost Story

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | June 24, 2008
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

September 25, 2005

No excerpt available.

August 1, 2005

No excerpt available.

February 17, 2003
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Audience Reviews for A Chinese Ghost Story

Funny and interesting film. It's much more of a comedy than a horror but has many laugh out loud moments and decent kung-fu scenes.

Kervin Smith
Kervin Smith

:fresh: this story is yur average luv story with a twist, the man is in luv with a ghost, in this story they try and get reincarnated togther and then... i wont ruin the ending rent it though it is gewd (which is better then good):up: :up: :)

thomas linkous
thomas linkous

A puzzling, disjointed story that leaves you with the feeling that it was only meant for those well-versed in Chinese Mythology.

Gary Seto
Gary Seto

Discussion Forum

Discuss A Chinese Ghost Story on our Movie forum!

News & Features