A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990)

Leslie Cheung reprises his role as Ning Choi San in this sequel to the hit movie A Chinese Ghost Story I. Joey Wong also returns but instead of the ghost she plays a mortal by the name of Ching Fung / Windy.  Much like the first movie there are plenty of misunderstandings which gets Ning Choi San neck deep in ghostly and demonic troubles!  Several new characters in the second film are there to not only save our hapless hero but to mire him more in the thick of it! Chi Chau played by Jacky Cheung is a young Taoist Monk, Waise Lee Chi-Hung is an imperial Swordsman Hu. Michelle Reis plays Fu Yuet Chi. For me she is better known for her work in Fong Sai Yuk I & II as Ting Ting.

Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing as Ning Choi San

Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing as Ning Choi San

A Chinese Ghost Story II was directed by Ching Siu-tung just as the first movie was and it shows!  It is just as enjoyable as the first film is!  The monsters and special effects are very dated but I personally didn’t think it took anything away from the film.  The action was still great and the dialogue and comedy still enjoyable. I do love movies that are a collaboration of Ching Siu-tung and Tsui Hark. Together they have worked on The Swordsman I & II, and The East is Red one of my favourite trilogies!  Of course they also did the Chinese Ghost Story trilogy.

Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing (A Better Tomorrow, Once a Thief, Farewell My Concubine) as Ning Choi San
Joey Wong Cho-Yin (God of Gamblers, The East is Red) as Windy/ Fu Ching Fung
Jacky Cheung Hok-Yau (Swordsman, Once Upon a Time in China, Ashes of Time, Bodyguards and Assassins) as Autumn/Chi Chau
Wu Ma (Legendary Amazons, 14 Blades, A Battle of Wits) as Swordsman Yan
Waise Lee Chi-Hung (Swordsman 2, Wing Chun, The Four) as Swordsman Hu
Michelle Reis (Fong Sai Yuk I & II, Bodyguards and Assassins) as Moon/Fu Yuet Chi
Lau Shun (Dragon Inn, The East is Red, Green Snake, The Legend of Zu) as Imperial High Priest
Lau Siu-Ming (Project A II, Drunken Master II) as Lord Fu Tin Chau

Waise Lee Chi-Hung as Swordsman Hu

Waise Lee Chi-Hung as Swordsman Hu

 

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