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Romance of the Vampires
AKA: The Romance of the Vampire
Year: 1994
Director: Ricky Lau Koon-Wai
Writer: Nam Yin
Cast: Yvonne Yung Hung, Yau Yuet-Ching, Lam Kwok-Bun, Yuen King-Tan, Yuen Siu-Cheung, Billy Chow Bei-Lei, Wong Ying-Kit, Siu Yam-Yam
The Skinny: Boring horror-sex-romance flick featuring vampires and breasts. While that would normally seem like a potent combination, all involved conspired to ruin the film.
by Kozo:
     Somewhat bizarre horror-romance stars Lam Kwok-Bun as a Western-style vampire who just wants some booty. His quarry is Yung Hung, a blind prostitute who doesn't realize that he new boyfriend has fangs or drinks blood. He actually doesn't want to partake of her because she resembles his old girlfriend, who died many years ago. Still, he's tempted by Yung's milky-white skin and sizable physical attributes. Meanwhile, his fellow vampire (Yau Yuet-Ching) seems unhappy with his new dietary habits.
     Uninteresting with a capital "U", Romance of the Vampires earns points for not being overly sleazy, but the resulting film is as exciting as a snail race. Time-outs for nudity and sex don't make the film any more interesting, and the crappy acting and tired direction only make matters worse. If you must see a Hong Kong "vampire" flick, then I would suggest that you catch Mr. Vampire instead. Not only is it a good movie, but the vampires contained within are the amusing Chinese hopping variety. Ironically, Ricky Lau directed that movie too. (Kozo 1997)
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Ocean Shores Home Video
Cantonese and Mandarin language tracks
English and Chinese subtitles
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