Encounter of the Spooky Kind 08/17/21
Guest reviewer Lee Broughton returns with an assessment of Sammo Hung’s groundbreaking Hong Kong hit: comedy, horror and martial arts elements are brought together in a wholly successful way. This show has it all: kung fu action, duelling mystics, hopping vampires, hungry zombies, haunted mirrors and a sympathetic everyman whose danger-fraught narrative trajectory is littered with moments that are genuinely funny. Sammo Hung is a sensational Hong Kong action personality; excellent production values grace what shapes up as a near- perfect picture. On Region B Blu-ray from Eureka Entertainment.