Reviewed by: dleedlee
Summary: You're the Dunce...if you pass this one up!
Umbrella patcher Hin finds shelter at an inn one evening and encounters a ghost. The ghost turns out to be spirit of Siu-Kiu a prostitute murdered by one of her patrons. Siu-Kiu recalls how she came to such a pitiful end and seeks Hins assistance in wreaking revenge on the perpetrator, On (Lau Hark Suen).
Reviewer Score: 6
Leung Sing Po is his usual delightful self as Hin. He has an especially entertaining scene escorting the invisible Siu-Kiu to town in search of On the malefactor. Tsi Law-Lin as Siu-Kiu plays the victimized prostitute (sold into servitude after her parents' demise) that leaves the brothel for Ons promised new life. Her scenes at the brothel are particularly moving. Lau Hark Sue, as On, is as evil as ever and oozes smarminess. He first tries to poison Siu-Kiu but resorts to more drastic means after that fails. Law Lan makes an appearance as Siu-Kius maid at the brothel. Sai Gwa Pau has a few brief scenes as the innkeepers clerk. Chow Kat is credited as a storekeeper but I couldnt spot him. Tai Sang Po appears as Ons maid.
The musical score is especially noteworthy and there are about a dozen songs throughout the film.
And if you ever wanted to see a man wash his feet in a basin and then gargle from said basin, heres your chance.
The audio is slightly fuzzy on the vcd, this is a China Art release after all.