CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

Preview- Mr Vampire (Bluray)

One of the most genre-defining (not to mention genre-defying!) horror-comedies imaginable, and one of the key Hong Kong blockbuster hits of the 1980s, the popularity and influence of Mr. Vampire cannot be overstated. Spawning at least four sequels and countless spin-offs and imitations, this Hong Kong horror-comedy to end them all was an understandable crowd-pleasing sensation, and triggered a wave of jiangshi (“hopping vampire”) movies. Produced by the legendary Sammo Hung, the original Mr. Vampire is essential viewing for anyone interested in the 80s golden age of Hong Kong cinema.

In a career-making performance, the late Lam Ching-ying is Master Kau, expert on all matters of the supernatural. When Kau and his two bumbling students, Man Choi (famous comedian Ricky Hui) and Chou (Fist of Legend‘s Chin Siu-ho), exhume a corpse for reburial, things go frighteningly and hilariously awry when the cadaver is revealed to be a hopping vampire. With the undead on the loose, Master Kau is blamed for the chaos, and must work with his students to put the spirits to rest before the vampire’s own granddaughter (80s Hong Kong action icon Moon Lee) gets bitten. Fighting the vampires with everything from sticky rice to filing down the bloodsucker’s fangs, the trio must defeat an increasing number of ghoulish dangers.

Director Ricky Lau would go on to make several more Mr. Vampire successors (as well as the related Sammo Hung sequel Encounters of the Spooky Kind II, with Lam Ching-ying as another vampire-battling master), but nothing tops the original for its classic fusion of screams and laughs, and it has never looked as eye-poppingly, vampire-hoppingly beautiful as this new Blu-ray special edition.

You can pre-order HERE.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Limited Edition O-CARD Slipcase with new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 units]
  • PLUS: A Collector s Booklet featuring new writing on the film [2000 units]
  • 1080p presentation from a brand new 2K restoration
  • Original Cantonese audio (original mono presentations)
  • English dub track produced for the film s original European home video release
  • English dub track produced for the film s original American home video release
  • Newly translated English subtitles
  • Brand new and exclusive feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
  • Alternate end credits
  • Archival interview with Chin Siu-hou [40 mins]
  • Archival interview with Moon Lee [15 mins]
  • Archival interview with Ricky Lau [12 mins]
  • Original Hong Kong Trailer
Related Posts
Trailer released for Iron Fist and Kung Fu Kicks

Iron Fist and Kung Fu Kicks is directed by Serge Ou and produced by Veronica Fury. It is a s a fast-paced, fist-filled feature documentary exploring the influence of Hong Read more

Three Films with Sammo Hung (Bluray Box Set)

Presented here are three highlights from Sammo Hung s incredible career, showcasing his incredible skill and artistry both in front of, and behind the camera. The Iron-Fisted Monk [1977] Sammo Read more

Second trailer released for Donnie Yen’s Enter The Fat Dragon

From Sammo Hung's original film comes a remake of the comical fat dragon with a modern touch of martial arts action, comedy and timeline... https://youtu.be/OrzsB3FibrQ

Previews- American Horror Stories Ep. 4: The Naughty List

In American Horror Stories Ep. 4: The Naughty List, a group of influencers face a reckoning after posting a problematic video online. Written by Manny Coto; directed by Max Winkler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_be1n7kUVg

Previews- American Horror Stories Ep. 3: Drive In

In American Horror Stories Ep. 3: Drive In, a screening of a forbidden film has disastrous consequences. Written by Manny Coto; directed by Eduardo Sanchez. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SaxeqgT9Ls

Preview: The Fate of Lee Khan (Bluray)

In his follow-up to the critically acclaimed A Touch of Zen, trailblazing filmmaker King Hu brings together an all-star female cast, including Hong Kong cinema stalwart Li Li-hua and Angela Read more

Preview: Roswell, New Mexico Season 3 Ep. 1: Hands

In Roswell, New Mexico Season 3 Ep. 1: Hands, Liz (Jeanine Mason) is settling in to her new life and career in Los Angeles, whilst Max (Nathan Dean), Isobel (Lily Read more

Preview: Gunslinger Spawn #1

Introducing the launch of the second new monthly title spinning out of the SPAWN UNIVERSE, with one of the most popular characters in the entire SPAWN mythology! This book contains Read more

Preview: A Clockwork Orange (Ultimate Collector’s Edition 4K Ultra HD Bluray)

Stomping, whomping, stealing, singing, tap dancing, violating. Derby-topped hooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) has a good time - at the tragic expense of others. His journey from amoral dynamic arc of Read more

Preview- Wheels on Meals (Bluray)

From a brand new 2K restoration comes perhaps the greatest martial-arts comedy of all time, Sammo Hung s Wheels on Meals, starring Hung, Jackie Chan, and Yuen Biao as the Read more

Preview- Walker Ep. 18: Drive

In Walker Ep. 17: Drive, Walker’s (Jared Padalecki) world is shattered after receiving shocking news that changes everything. Steve Robin directed the episode written by Seamus Kevin Fahey & Anna Read more

Preview- Ultraman Trigger Ep. 4: For Smiles

In Ultraman Trigger Ep. 4: For Smiles, a mysterious artifact is excavated from the Ultra-Ancient ruins. As GUTS-Select investigates, the treasure Ignis had been hunting awakens Oka-Gubira! With the town in Read more

Preview- The Orville: Artifacts #1 (of 2)

In The Orville: Artifacts #1 (of 2), Ed bumps into his old astro- archaeology teacher and the professor asks for assistance in his pursuit of the lost fleet of the Read more

Preview- The Lucky Stars 3-Film Collection (Bluray)

Three action packed comedy classics come to Blu-ray for the first in the UK from brand new 4K restorations! The original trilogy of Lucky Stars films were massively successful both Read more

Preview- The Damned (Criterion Collection UK Only Bluray)

The most savagely subversive film by the great iconoclast Luchino Visconti portrays Fascism’s power to utterly corrupt The most savagely subversive film by the iconoclastic auteur LUCHINO VISCONTI (The Leopard) Read more

Preview- SurrealEstate Ep. 3: For Sale By Owner

In SurrealEstate Ep. 3: For Sale By Owner, a lovely lake cabin may be haunted or the owner may be faking; a horror novelist seeks inspiration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVYde2Ozq1s

Preview- SurrealEstate Ep. 2: The Harvey

In SurrealEstate Ep. 2: The Harvey, a little boy's “imaginary friend” interferes with his parents' plans to sell their house and move... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky8ssSrn8yk

Preview- Superman & Lois Ep. 14: The Eradicator

Superman & Lois Ep. 14: The Eradicator returns with new episodes August 10th 2021 on The CW. In the episode Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) is worried about Jordan (Alex Garfin) as Read more

Preview- Star Trek: Mirror War #1

Return to the Mirror Universe of The Next Generation with this brand-new series from writers David & Scott Tipton, where familiar faces and exciting new surprises await around every corner! Read more

Preview- Riverdale Season 5 Ep. 11: Strange Bedfellows

In Riverdale Season 5 Ep. 11: Strange Bedfellows, it is the aftermath of the prison break at Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) jail, Archie (KJ Apa) leads the charge to round up Read more

Founded Cult Faction in 2014. Some would describe him as a teacher, writer, dream weaver, and visionary... some would not...

%d bloggers like this: