An unusual Hong Kong supernatural comedy that starts out almost like
a slapstick then turns into some romance, then into a melodrama
about reincarnation, a strange mix perhaps. Only so-so entertaining
but interesting as i always am interested into such esoteric stuff as
Buddhism, incarnation and Chinese mythology about the Underworld and
the fearsome guardians of Hell.
In this odd comedy lost souls or ghosts are catched and taken away to
the netherworld by Ox-Head and Horse Face, but here
two friendly young guys who likes to drink beer and who easily can be
bribed by money and a Shunji Iwai Box to let a trio of ghosts to
return to our world. The Demons of the underworld, i think Takashi Miike
had one of them in one of his last great films, the 2003 Gozu.
Ox-Head and Horse-Face
The very stern hotel executive manager Katy Chow (Chrissie
Chau) has an accident on the street after bickering with an old lady
and when she wakes up in a hospital she can see dead people. They are
everywhere and three of them follows her home to her apartment.
They are Buckteeth Fred (Eric Kot), Uncle Bill (Richard Ng, the veteran
actor seen in many classic Jackie Chan films during the Golden
era of HK filmmaking) and Yan (Maggie Shaw) and what do they want from
Katy is fired from her job as hotel manager but meets
Jordan (Louis Cheung) also with a Third Eye, the ability to see ghosts,
bicker a lot and couldn't possibly be a love couple at the end, could
they? With the help of the friendly ghost trio they manage a guest-
house - Be4 I Die and soon the rumour of the guesthouse
being haunted draws a lot of guests.
Yes, an odd comedy for sure and not very good i suppose, but the Incarnation
and Guardian demons stuff interested me somewhat.
CN Enterteainment LTD presents the film in anamorphic
widescreen 2.39:1 with an cantonese audio DD 5.1 with english subtitles,
region free, extras a Making of featurette, a trailer and a photo gallery