Mr. Vampire II

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Mr. Vampire II
Mr Vampire 2.jpg
Original Hong Kong film poster
Traditional 僵屍家族
Simplified 僵尸家族
Mandarin Jiāngshī Jiāzú
Cantonese Goeng1 Si1 Gaa1 Zuk6
Directed by Ricky Lau
Produced by Sammo Hung
Written by Barry Wong
Starring Lam Ching-ying
Yuen Biao
Moon Lee
Billy Lau
Ka Lee
Chung Fat
Pauline Wong
Wu Fung
Music by Anders Nelsson
Alastair Monteith-Hodge
Stephen Shing
Cheng Kwok-kong
Cinematography Andrew Lau
Cho Wai-kei
Peter Ngor
Arthur Wong
Edited by Peter Cheung
Production
company
Bo Ho Films Co., Ltd.
Paragon Films Ltd.
Distributed by Golden Harvest
Release dates
  • 15 August 1986 (1986-08-15)
Running time
86 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$17,072,137

Mr. Vampire II, also known as Mr. Vampire Part 2, is a 1986 Hong Kong comedy horror film directed by Ricky Lau, starring Lam Ching Ying, and produced by Sammo Hung. The film is the second of a series of five films directed by Ricky Lau in the Mr. Vampire franchise. Mr. Vampire and its sequels were released as part of the jiangshi cinematic boom in Hong Kong during the 1980s.[1] The Chinese title of the film literally translates to Vampire Family.

Plot[edit]

Archaeologist Kwok Tun-wong brings his two students with him in search of ancient artefacts. They stumble upon a cave and discover three geung sis (Chinese "hopping" vampires) — an adult male, an adult female, and a child male. The vampires are immobilised because they have Chinese talismans with spells written on them stuck to their foreheads. Kwok brings them back to his lab and decides to sell the boy vampire in the black market.

While transporting the boy vampire, Kwok accidentally strips the talisman off its forehead and breaks the charm. The creature awakens and escapes. It enters a house by chance and befriends a little girl, who mistakes the young vampire for an illegal immigrant boy. Meanwhile, back in the lab, one of Kwok's students mischievously removes the talismans from the adult vampires and revives them. The vampires start to "hop" around and attack people. It took the three men much trouble to put them back to rest temporarily.

One of Kwok's students was bitten by the male vampire while fighting it so he goes to see Dr Lam for treatment. Lam recognises the bite marks and concludes that there are vampires running loose in town. Together with his daughter Gigi and his prospective son-in-law Yen, Lam embarks on a quest to destroy the vampires.

Cast[edit]

  • Lam Ching-ying as Dr Lam Ching-ying (林正英), a physician who is also skilled in Chinese supernatural arts.
  • Yuen Biao as Yen (夏友仁), a reporter and Lam's prospective son-in-law.
  • Moon Lee as Gigi, Lam's daughter.
  • Chung Fat as Professor Kwok Tun-wong (郭敦煌), the archaeologist who discovers the vampires.
  • Billy Lau as Chicken, Kwok's student.
  • Ka Lee as Sashimi, Kwok's student.
  • Pauline Wong as the female adult vampire
  • Cheung Wing-cheung as the male adult vampire
  • Hoh Kin-wai as the boy vampire
  • Hon To-yue as Chia-chia, the girl who befriends the boy vampire.
  • Choi Man-gam as Chia-chia's brother
  • Wu Fung as Mr Hu, Chia-chia's father.
  • Wu Ma as Mr Hu's neighbour
  • Hsiao Ho as a lab technician
  • James Tien as a police officer
  • Cho Tat-wah as the police chief
  • Manfred Wong as a coroner
  • Yuen Miu as a policeman
  • Stanley Fung as an archaeologist
  • Ban Yun-sang as a policeman at the traffic checkpoint
  • Chow Gam-kong as a policeman
  • Yiu Yau-hung as a fireman
  • Lee Chi-git as Ping
  • Lam Gwok-hung
  • Yeung Ming

Home media[edit]

VHS[edit]

Release date
Country
Classifaction
Publisher
Format
Language Subtitles Notes
REF
19 June 1998 United States Unknown Tai Seng Video NTSC Cantonese English [2]
24 January 2000 United Kingdom 15 Made in Hong Kong PAL Cantonese English [3]

Laserdisc[edit]

Release date
Country
Classifaction
Publisher
Catalog No
Format
Language Subtitles Notes
REF
Unknown Japan N/A Pony Video CLV / NTSC Cantonese Japanese Audio Mono [4]

VCD[edit]

Release date
Country
Classifaction
Publisher
Format
Language Subtitles Notes
REF
Unknown Hong Kong N/A Megastar (HK)/
Media Asia
NTSC Cantonese English, Traditional Chinese 2VCDs
5 December 2003 China N/A Guang Dong Yin Xiang Chu Ban She NTSC Mandarin None 2VCDs [5]
21 September 2005 Taiwan N/A Guang Dong Yin Xiang Chu Ban She NTSC Mandarin Traditional Chinese 2VCDs [6]
11 July 2008 Hong Kong N/A Joy Sales (HK) NTSC Cantonese, Mandarin English, Traditional Chinese 2VCDs [7]

DVD[edit]

Release date
Country
Classifaction
Publisher
Format
Region
Language
Sound
Subtitles
Notes
REF
Unknown Hong Kong N/A Megastar NTSC ALL Cantonese Dolby Digital 5.1 English,
Simplified Chinese,Traditional Chinese,
Japanese,
Korean
[8][9]
Unknown Japan N/A Universal Pictures Japan NTSC 2 Cantonese, Japanese Dolby Digital Mono Japanese Digitally Re-mastered Box-set [10]
3 August 2001 Hong Kong N/A Deltamac (HK) NTSC ALL Cantonese, Mandarin Dolby Digital 2.0 English, Traditional Chinese,
Simplified Chinese
[11]
5 December 2003 China N/A Guang Dong Yin Xiang Chu Ban She NTSC ALL Mandarin Unknown English, Simplified Chinese [12]
19 February 2004 France N/A HK Video PAL 2 Cantonese Dolby Digital French Box-set [13]
4 July 2006 Taiwan N/A Catalyst Logic NTSC 3 Cantonese, Mandarin Dolby Digital 5.0 English, Traditional Chinese [14]
11 October 2009 Japan N/A Geneon Universal Entertainment NTSC 2 Cantonese Unknown Japanese Digitally Remastered Edition [15]
16 April 2009 Hong Kong N/A Joy Sales (HK) NTSC 2 Cantonese, Mandarin Dolby Digital 2.0 English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese [16]
21 December 2012 Japan N/A Paramount Home
Entertainment Japan
NTSC 2 Cantonese, Japanese Dolby Digital Japanese Digitally Re-mastered [17]

Blu-ray[edit]

Release date
Country
Classifaction
Publisher
Format
Region
Language
Sound
Subtitles
Notes
REF
26 July 2011 Hong Kong N/A CMS Media Limited (HK) NTSC A Cantonese, Mandarin 6.1, 7.1, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital EX(TM) / THX Surround EX(TM) English, Traditional Chinese [18]
21 December 2012 Japan N/A Paramount Home Entertainment Japan NTSC A Cantonese, Japanese Japanese Digitally Re-mastered [19]

References[edit]

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