In 17th century
rural China during the Ching dynasty, when a dead body isn't resting in
peace, chemical and physical changes can build up, allowing it to leave
the grave in the form of a zombie, feeding on the flesh of humans. Over
time, this will cause the zombie will transform into a vampire. According
to this lore, if someone is bitten or scratched by a zombie, they
can recover. But if those people are bitten or scratched by a vampire,
they will become a vampire. Only a handful of skilled warriors dared to
challenge these mystical demons of the night. Here is their story.
This is a
Martial Arts/Horror movie produced by the critically-acclaimed Hong Kong
filmmaker Tsui Hark. In 19th century China, an evil monk awakens a nest
of vampires hell-bent on devouring human life. Now, a quartet of heroes
trained in the Taoist Mao Shan school of magic and their master must use
their unique powers to destroy the Vampire King and its lethal coven before
it is too late.
was a character actor for many years before moving to the director seat
in the early '90s. Most of his films fell into the horror genre. Although
they were accomplished productions (see his excellent TEMEGOTCHI
from 1997) his films were always considered 'B-Pictures.' Now, under the
protective arm of aging Tsui Hark, Wellson Chin has been given the opportunity
to extend his craft.
co-production with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9), uncut
(90 minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras includes
original theatrical trailer.