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    Added on: 6/6/2023 11:25
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    Hopping Mad: The Mr Vampire Sequels

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    Four hoppy bitey sequels
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 364 mins
    Retail Price: £39.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    After the huge success of Mr Vampire, Hong Kong audiences were desperate for more vampire-hopping action and the films’ producers were more than happy to oblige. A steady stream of jiangshi content was produced over the following years, and presented here are 4 of these classic titles from stunning new restorations.

    In Mr Vampire II (aka Vampire Family) an archaeologist and his students unwittingly set free a family of hopping vampires who wreak havoc in 1980s Hong Kong. Mr Vampire III returns to a period setting and sees Lam Ching-ying’s Taoist priest battle an evil witch (a brilliant performance by veteran actress Pauline Yuk-Wan Wong). Mr Vampire IV (aka Uncle Vampire) two feuding neighbours (a Taoist priest and a Buddhist monk) must join forces when their village is overrun by vampires. And finally in Vampire vs Vampire, Lam Ching-ying’s Taoist priest finds his jiangshi-fighting knowledge is of little help when he goes up against a European vampire.

    Featuring a bevy of Hong Kong legends including Lam Ching-ying, Yuen Biao, Wu Ma, Richard Ng, Yuen Wah, and many more – this collection brings together four beloved films in definitive presentations in a very special edition. Filled with screams and laughs, Eureka Classics is proud to present Hopping Mad: The Mr Vampire Sequels.

    Special Features:
    Brand new feature length audio commentaries on Mr Vampire II and Vampire vs Vampire by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
    Brand new feature length audio commentaries on Mr Vampire III and Mr Vampire IV by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
    Brand new feature length audio commentary on Mr Vampire III by Asian film expert Frank Djeng and film writer John Charles (The Hong Kong Filmography, 1977–1997)
    Brand new video piece on the history and resurgent popularity of the jiangshi genre, featuring an interview with a real Taoist priest
    Brand new video piece which examines the rituals portrayed in the Mr Vampire series and how some are still practiced in modern-day Hong Kong
    Reversible sleeve featuring original poster art
    PLUS: A Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films and the Jiangshi genre by James Oliver

    Video Tracks:
    1.85:1 widescreen 1080p

    Audio Tracks:
    PCM 2.0 Mono Cantonese
    PCM 2.0 Mono English (Mr Vampire II only)

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Ricky Lau
    Ching-Ying Lam

    Written By:

    Ching-Ying Lam
    Biao Yuen
    Fat Chung
    Billy Lau
    Richard Ng
    Fong Lui
    Anthony Chan
    Wu Ma
    Kar Lok Chin
    Loletta Lee
    Wah Yuen
    Siu-Ho Chin
    Fong Lui
    Maria Cordero

    Music From:
    Alastair Monteith-Hodge
    Anders Nelsson
    Chin-Yung Shing
    Tim Nugent

    Director of Photography:
    Arthur Wong
    Kuan-Wei Liu
    Chi-Kan Kwan
    An-Sung Tsao

    Peter Cheung
    Chuen-Tak Keung

    Costume Designer:
    Bo-Ling Ng

    Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

    Eureka Entertainment

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