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A Chinese Ghost Story III

Released Sep 12, 1991 1h 46m Horror List
Reviews 57% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings
A ghost (Joey Wong), resurrected by the evil Tree Devil, seduces a monk (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) seeking shelter in the Orchid Temple. Read More Read Less

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Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle Rated: 3.5/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Eric Henderson City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul Suggests a Kwaidan remake directed by the Evil Dead 2-era Sam Raimi. Dec 22, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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william k This third part of the trilogy absurdly rehashes much of the original story simply set 100 years later (in which nothing has really changed) and is equally entertaining, but the romance doesn't really spark as before and it all seems just sillier than the first two installments. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member It has been 100 years since Ning and the Taoist priest Yin defeated the ancient tree demon, but as legend foretold, the evil spirit has returned to the Orchid Temple along with its harem of ghostly slaves to trap the souls of weary travellers. A naive young monk falls under the spell of the beautiful Lotus after spending the night in the temple, and the two team with a young swordsman to defeat the evil once more. If you enjoyed either of the previous entries in the A CHINESE GHOST STORY trilogy, you certainly will not be disappointed in the third, as the final film is a virtual remake of the original, with only slight variations played on each of the characters. That is really not a bad thing at all in this case, as the high-flying action, dreamy mysticism, and astonishing special effects are all just as good (if not better) than in the original. Joey Wang returns to the role of the mischievous seductress with all of the same captivating beauty and playfulness as before. This time, Tony Leung Chiu Wai stands in for Leslie Cheung as Fong, and does an excellent job portraying the innocent and good-natured monk. Where there may be slightly less swordplay and cinematic duels throughout the plot, the slapstick comedy never misses. This leaves fans in high spirits as Tsui Hark's stunning fantasy horror series comes to a close. -Carl Manes I Like Horror Movies Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member 100 years later....and obviously a different guy.....and a different everything.....the magic of 1 and 2 is gone. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Bisogna essere senza cuore per non apprezzarlo... :) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member A fun third series of "A Chinese Ghost Story".Still,I think the original is the best.Fans of Tony Leung or Jacky Cheung can give it a try,I guess you may like it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member basically a bloated redo of the first ACGS film, but for some reason its over-the-top silliness and excess almost makes me love it more. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A ghost (Joey Wong), resurrected by the evil Tree Devil, seduces a monk (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) seeking shelter in the Orchid Temple.
Director
Tony Ching Siu Tung, Hark Tsui
Producer
Hark Tsui
Screenwriter
Roy Szeto, Hark Tsui
Production Co
Cinema City Film Productions, Golden Princess Film Production Limited
Genre
Horror
Original Language
Chinese
Release Date (Theaters)
Sep 12, 1991, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Jul 16, 2020
Runtime
1h 46m