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Black Magic


Reviewed by: mrblue
Date: 11/02/2010

If the Shaw Brothers studio brings to mind only classic kung fu pictures, you're missing out on a great amount of their output. As Hong Kong's dominant studio for many years, the Shaw Brothers produced films in every genre, from comedy to drama to musicals, and even exploitation, as evidenced by releases like 1975's little gem Black Magic. Though it might come off as a bit tame for modern audiences weaned on Category III gore-fests, it's still a raucous and over-the-top romp that doesn't skimp on the naughty bits.

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 11/20/2004
Summary: A bit dated!!

Yikes the special effects in those days!!
Not scary at all but like Mr Booth says there are some disgusting scenes in there. The ending was a bit over the top, i used the fast forward button a bit too much i think, i was bored at times!!

If the movie was done with better special effects i believe the movie of got more than

5/10


Reviewed by: MrBooth
Date: 02/25/2004
Summary: 3/5

*** BLACK MAGIC: Decent enough horror/exploitation film that loses momentum for a while before a great finale. Never really scary (HK films rarely are) but some nice gross out moments - these films seem to date worse than other genres though. Could have done with more nudity :p

Reviewer Score: 6