Blu-ray release: ‘Mr. Vampire’

By   |  May 8, 2020

Eureka Entertainment are bringing the 1985 Hong Kong horror comedy ‘Mr. Vampire’ (殭屍先生) to UK Blu-ray on July 20, 2020.

Directed by , the film follows the antics of a Taoist Priest and his two disciples who are called in to assist with the reburial of a village elder. The cast includes , , , , and .

Synopsis: Master Kau (Lam Ching-Ying) is an expert on all matters of the supernatural. When Kau and his two bumbling students, Man Choi (Ricky Hui) and Chou (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 (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.

Special Features:
• Limited Edition O-CARD with new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 units]
• Limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film [2000 units]
• 1080p presentation from a brand new 2K restoration
• Original Cantonese audio (original mono presentation)
• 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
• Region: B

‘Mr. Vampire’ is available for pre-order now from Amazon.co.uk.

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