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靈氣逼人 (1984)
The Occupant

Reviewed by: mrblue
Date: 05/04/2010

One of director Ronny Yu's first releases, The Occupant is a mish-mash of genres that fans have come to know and expect from Hong Kong movies. This time out, we have a combo of a romantic comedy mixed with a ghost film. The end results aren't anything great, but the film squeaks by just enough on the charm of its' stars to produce a decent viewing experience.

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: j.crawford
Date: 11/13/2007
Summary: more funny than scary

This is a romantic comedy film that is pretending to be a horror film. Likable trio of Raymond Wong Pak-Ming, Sally Yeh, and future superstar Chow Yun-Fat play out a love triangle in haunted apartment. Frankly, I never get the appeal of Raymond Wong's comedy stylings, but juxtaposed to the suave Chow in competition for the affections of Ms.Yeh, he is quite funny in this.

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: TequilaYuen
Date: 06/11/2000
Summary: Different!

This film really shocked me. I recieved it in a bundle of Chow Yun Fat DVd's I purchased. I only knew two of the titles. This one worried me, I was scared I may have paid for a really crappy CYF film.

I was however pleasantly suprised. I'm not usually a fan of HK comedy (too much slapstick). But this film held up, really funny comedy (raymond wong is particularly funny, his scenes trying to woo Sally Yeh as chow yun fat tries as well are very funny), and good horror. Many scenes were pretty scary (especially those dealing with a dead security guard).

A few problems, overly cheesy (one animation scene particularly was a howl), and an horribly cheesy conclusion. Otherwise, good HK ghost fare

Reviewed by: jfierro
Date: 12/21/1999

Angie comes to HK from Canada for three weeks to do research onher thesis about Chinese superstition. Coincidentally, she moves into an apartment which is haunted by the ghost of a famous singer who died as a result of a love triangle gone bad. Valentino (Chow Yun-Fat) and Hansom Wong (Raymond Wong) are Angie's competing suitors who try to prevent her from being taken over by the tortured ghost. Not much in the way of suspense, but there are some amusing moments.