Black Magic (1975 film)

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Black Magic
BlackMagic.jpg
Film poster
Traditional降頭
Simplified降头
MandarinJiàng Tóu
CantoneseGong3 Tau4
Directed byHo Meng Hua
Produced byRunme Shaw
Screenplay byNi Kuang
StarringTi Lung
Lo Lieh
Tanny Tien
Lily Li
Ku Feng
Music byFrankie Chan
CinematographyCho Wai-kei
Edited byChiang Hsing-lung
Production
company
Distributed byShaw Brothers Studio
Release date
2 October 1975 (1975-10-02)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryHong Kong
LanguageMandarin

Black Magic is a 1975 Hong Kong horror film directed by Ho Meng Hua and starring Ti Lung, Lo Lieh, Tanny Tien, Lily Li and Ku Feng. A sequel to the film was released in 1976.

Plot[edit]

This film is about a black magic from the area near the South Seas which is named the Tame Head.

There is an evil magician who named Shan Chien-mi. He lives in a forest and people who want to wreak vengeance on their enemy come here and ask him to kill their enemy. Then, Shan Chien-mi will get a great amount of gold from them as reward. At the same time, Master Fu Yong, a kind magician, notices that Shan Chien-mi is doing something immoral so he plans to destroy this evil magician.

Xu Nuo and his fiancée Chu-ying are really in love with each other and finally they decide to get married. However, on the wedding day, Xu Nuo breaks up with the fiancée unexpectedly and starts a new romantic relationship with a rich widow named Luo Yin.

In fact, Luo Yin has always carried a torch for Xu Nuo so she asks Shan Chien-mi using Tame Head of love to let Xu Nuo unconsciously in love with her. Then obviously, Luo Yin’s nasty objective is attained;but this woman is still not satisfied. She wants the innocent fiancée to die. So Shan Jianmi uses the Tame Head of death to make Chu-ying suffer from an incurable disease.

Fortunately, the friend of Chu-ying asks Master Fu Yong for help. The kind magician successfully saves Chu-ying.

Then, Master Fu Yong finds Xu Nuo in the widow’s house and breaks the Tame Head of love. After that, he fights with Shan Chien-mi and finally kills him and the widow.

Cast[edit]

  • Ti Lung as Xu Nuo
  • Lo Lieh as Liang Chia-chieh
  • Tanny Tien as Mrs. Zhou / Luo Yin
  • Lily Li as Wang Chu-ying
  • Ku Feng as Shan Chien-mi
  • Ku Wen-chung as Master Fu Yong
  • Lee Sau-kei as Uncle Feng
  • Elliot Ngok as Mr. Wang
  • Chen Ping as Mrs. Wang
  • Lam Wai-tiu as Wei Te-chin
  • Lam Fung as Nuo's colleague
  • Norman Chu as Nuo's colleague
  • Ng Hong-sang as Nuo's colleague
  • Helen Ko as Shan's patron #1
  • Dana as Mistress cured by Shan's patron #1
  • Ofelia Yau as Bridesmaid
  • Lam Siu as Doctor
  • Koo Chim-hung as Doctor
  • Chin Chun as Party guest
  • Fung King-man as Wedding guest
  • Tam Ying as Wedding guest
  • Cheung Siu-lun as Party guest

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