The Dead and the Deadly (1983)
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Fun kung-fu horror comedy. Sammo Hung is, as always, fun to watch. Romance, intrigue, slapstick, light horror (more supernatural hi-jinks than anything), and - of course - fun kung-fu fights (mixed mostly w/ the slapstick). Good stuff.
What we have here is a comedy ghost story that's basically a vehicle for Sammo Hung's slapstick kung fu humor. If you're familiar with this sub-genre, you probably already expect to laugh at characters that have been beat with an ugly stick since birth, and The Dead and the Deadly is no exception.
The second feature of Sammo Hung's "Original Spooky Kind" trilogy, following "Close Encounter with the Spooky Kind." It is disappointing that Cherie Chung appears so short. Sammo in doll make-up is fun to watch, but there's no climax. Sammo after all looks best in films he direct himself.
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