For all its abundant and obvious theft from the first two Chinese_Ghost_Story films (particularly CGS II, though still less obvious in its theft than the inferior Portrait_Of_A_Nymph), including three of the stars, this is still quite a good film. Cheung Man as the fox demon has never looked lovelier, managing for once to look good enough to rival Joey Wong as, of course, the ghost. Some good swordplay and lovely images and photography. True, it lacks much of CGS's zip, and is too long and rambling near the end (why did Jacky Cheung have to ride so far through the desert ?). Nevertheless, an above average wu'xia flick.
Reviewer Score: 6