the people who raped and killed his wife, a man resorts to deadly oriental
black magic. From then on, Yang Chuan's Seeding Of A Ghost is the perfect
erotic gore-fest, filled with nudity and sex, and bloody splatter that rivals
anything George Romero has put on screen. Stephen Tan reviews.
For many years,
Yang Chuan's Seeding Of A Ghost (1983) stood alongside Ho Meng-hua's
Black Magic (1975) and Kuei Chih-hung's The Boxer's Omen (1983)
as among the best within Shaw Brothers' black magic movies. While
fans talked and wrote about the film, not many got to watch it.
Finally reissued in all its glory, fans will now find that it is
actually a much better movie than Black Magic though it is on par
with The Boxer's Omen.
ASIAN VALUES VCD REVIEW
Ko Fei (who also starred in The Boxer's Omen) is a taxi driver and
married to attractive Maria Yuen Chi Wai who works as a croupier
in a casino. Maria catches the attention of Norman Tsui Siu Keung,
a rich man who frequents the casino, and the two soon start an affair.
Needless to say, this calls for lots of shots of Yuen in the nude
- in the shower, having sex and a topless chase on the beach in
by the luxurious life she expects to lead with Tsui, Yuen tells
Tsui during an evening drive that the two should get married, a
suggestion which Tsui turns down. In a fit of anger, Yuen gets out
of the car while Tsui drives off. After calling Philip Ko to pick
her up, Yuen runs into two ruffians, one of whom rapes her, and
she is killed while trying to fend them off.
police question everyone involved, they suspect Philip Ko to be
the murderer. Seeking justice for his dead wife, Ko turns to a
black magician who had earlier taken a ride in his cab. To carry
out his revenge, the spell cast is the ghost seeding spell.
dig up Yuen's grave to get her dead body. Next the magician turns
her into a sex demon. Using various spells, one of the ruffians,
besides vomitting worms, ends up being seduced by his sister (who
is possessed by Yuen's spirit) before being pushed to his death.
The other ruffian and also the rapist suffers a worst fate. Thinking
he's eating a coconut, he scoops brains into his mouth; water
gushes out all over his home; and while having sex with a prostitute,
his back breaks open (imagine Alien's chestbuster bursting out
from the back) and the man is summoned to the magician's home
for the culmination of the ghost seeding process where the dessicated
corpse, which is suspended in air, has sex (call it spiritual
or animated sex) with the man's spirit, a scene some might find
either outrageous or utterly hilarious.
under a spell, Tsui's wife (Tin Mat) buggers Tsui with a giant
match stick! Tsui's wife is found to be pregnant and during a
mahjong session, her stomach bursts open to release a creature
(with a nod to John Carpenter's The Thing) with snapping jaws
filled with razor sharp teeth and which shoots out tendrils to
trap and kill its victims.
nudity and sex is concerned, it must be said that all the actresses
were very game - compared to Black Magic and Boxer's Omen, there
is far more flesh seen here. Extra points go to actress Tin Mat
who had to undergo an exorcism scene in the nude and credit to
Taoist priest Che Hung for keeping a straight face and not blinking!
fans remembered about Seeding Of A Ghost was the over-the-top
gore - bodies and backs bursting open with blood and gore splattering
all over; arms being chomped off; and that mid-air sex scene.
Many of Shaw's horror movies tended to be morality plays. Fortunately,
Seeding Of A Ghost does not bear that burden. As what fans remembered,
it is an entertaining rush filled with sex, nudity, action, black
magic and gore.
The Seeding Of A Ghost DVD (IVL/Celestial) is banned in $ingapore.
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