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      Black Magic

      R 1975 1h 25m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 53% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A widow gets more than she bargained for when she asks an evil magician to help her snare a handsome engineer. Read More Read Less

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      Matthew D Some Shaw Bros. fans might be disappointed by the lack of kung fu, but this is an entertaining (and sometimes wonderfully revolting) supernatural shocker. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/23/20 Full Review Audience Member Ups the crazy quotation higher than the 1st film. This one's a classic. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Prototypical Hong Kong magical horror film. Low on special effects, and not as outlandishly outrageous as later examples of the genre but definitely creates the template with spells and counter-spells (mostly love and death), and forays into grotesquery and purely provocative peculiarity. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Wonderfully insane! Probably inspired more by Voodoo/Santeria than Chinese magic, though my knowledge on the subject is limited. I remember friends talking about this when it hit a local dollar ($1.50?) theater back in 1978-ish. Finally bought the DVD a few years ago and was initially disappointed, but now I kinda love it. I mean even the dog can't act. No kung fu despite the presence of Ti Lung, Lo Lieh, and cameos by Yueh Yua (sp?) and (Norman) Tsui Sui-Keung. There is an epic magic battle at the end with state of the art (1975) special effects. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member All irony aside, this one delivers high on the entertainment factor. They don't just exorcise the spirit out of you, they jam a chute of bamboo into your back and let the worms come out. Absolutely crazy nonsense that I loved every spellbinding second of. N Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member This doesn't really live up to the potential of its mondo premise, Ho Meng Hua is a director who does well with martial arts epics like THE LADY HERMIT, but BLACK MAGIC feels cheap, and not in a charming way. There's a fun spirit to certain scenes where magicians duel and curses are placed, but it's not quite there. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A widow gets more than she bargained for when she asks an evil magician to help her snare a handsome engineer.
      Director
      Meng Hua Ho
      Production Co
      Shaw Brothers
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 11, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 25m
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