Blu-ray release: ‘Hopping Mad: The Mr. Vampire Sequels’
By Phil Mills | Mar 7, 2023
Eureka Entertainment are bringing ‘Hopping Mad: The Mr. Vampire Sequels’, four more vampire-hopping films, to UK Blu-ray on May 22, 2023.
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.
• Presented in 1080p HD from brand new 2K restorations (Mr Vampire II/III)
• Presented in 1080p HD from brand new HD restorations (Mr Vampire IV/Vampire vs Vampire)
• Cantonese and English audio options on all films
• Optional English Subtitles for all films, newly translated
• New audio commentaries on Mr Vampire II and Vampire vs Vampire by Frank Djeng
• New audio commentaries on Mr Vampire III/IV by Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
• New video piece on the history and resurgent popularity of the jiangshi genre
• Reversible sleeve featuring original poster art
• Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [2000 copies only]
• Limited Edition collector’s booklet [2000 copies only]
‘Hopping Mad: The Mr. Vampire Sequels’ is available to pre-order now from Amazon.co.uk.
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