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五福星撞鬼 (1992)
Ghost Punting


Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 11/16/2002
Summary: Average

One of the better Lucky Stars films, though by 1992 they were all getting a bit old for all this. The story is nothing original, and most of the jokes are old. However, there still are many funny scenes. However, why the film is directed by Sammo Hung, Corey Yuen, Ricky Lau AND Eric Tsang is beyond me! Why they felt they needed 4 directors to do this is really beyond logic. If it was a standout film then I could understand why, but as there is nothing special I can’t see the point.

2.5/5

Reviewer Score: 5

Reviewed by: foleyisgravy
Date: 12/27/2001
Summary: My personal favorite of the Lucky Stars series

This unseen Lucky Stars flick is my personal favorite. The humor in this one is better than in all of the others, in my opinion. Sammo and the rest of the gang (Richard Ng, Charlie Chin, Eric Tsang, and Stanley Fung) go on an island vacation and discover a nympho ghost in a castle near their cabin. Four policewomen (who apparently love spandex) come to investigate and the boys try to put the moves on them. After many failed attempts, one of the women (Elaine Lui) is possessed by a male ghost (Natalis Chan) that is residing in the castle. The boys take her back to Hong Kong where they learn that the ghost wants revenge for his death. The boys are more than willing to oblige if the ghost helps them cheat in gambling. This all leads to the inevitable showdown where Sammo beats the hell out of the ghosts killers in a cool fight. Sammo uses some great kicks, submissions, and takedowns that I hadn't seen him do before. Sammo is only in about half of the movie, but the comedy is funny enough that you miss him a little less when he is not around. There is a horribly flubbed kick at the end that will make you laugh out loud. It is during the Elaine Lui vs. evil woman who's name I don't know fight. The evil woman goes for a spinning back kick but stops halfway around with her foot about a foot off the ground. Elaine waits a second, then reacts to the kick that was about 5 feet from her face. It looks as bad as it sounds. But in that same fight there is some gratuitous wet t-shirt action, so all is forgiven. Funny flick, worth checking out.

Reviewer Score: 8

Reviewed by: Darryl
Date: 12/21/1999

The Fuk Sing (Lucky Stars) are back, and after a four year hiatus (from LUCKY STARS TRIAD SOCIETY) are back to form, this time taking on the ghost genre. With a subtle riff on the hung vehicle WHERE'S OFFICER TUBA the boys are bewitched by the ghost of Natalis Chan after their vacation on Lantau Island brings them to a haunted villa. The boys are up to their lacivious ways, this time a lot of the jokes point out their noticable age, and it feels as though the team are having fun. Hung appears only in a 1/4 of the film, but he's never wasted. Of course the boys go after the drug runner who had Chan murdered in a brief (but brutal) battle royale. Great cat fights (that border on the deliciously exploitive) and some quirky performances help.

Reviewer Score: 8

Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

Hard as they try, Samo Hung and his four homely buddiescan't seem to get dates. But when they explore a nearby haunted house and run into a sadistic spirit vampiress, a pretty police sergeant assigns four hot, specially trained babes is spandex to investigate. Chuckles nearly ensue.

(1.5/4)



[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 3