Ghosts Demons Lovers (1992) rare Ghost Story from mainland China
Ghost Story from Mainland China in 1992
YOUHúN QI LIANG [Ghost's Strange Love]
director: Qui Lili
(sometimes Qiu Li Li)
starring: Xiaoyan Dong · Guoqiang Huang · Zhigang Wang
· Xiaojian Xu · Ziqiang Zhang
Tian Yuan comes from Zhongzhou providence in search for Li Yuanfu, a
deadly killer known as the Black Swordsman. The detective, looking for
shelter, goes to the remote [haunted] Shiyuan Hostel run by the mysterious
Li Ying. It becomes obvious that the rumors about the place are quite
true. The hotel does appear to be haunted, possibly by ghosts from an
ancient brothel. As night falls, Tian Yuan encounters a beautiful ghost
named Mei Ying which leads to the discovery of a body buried in the
courtyard. Further investigation unearths a sinister conspiracy involving
the hostel manager, Li Ying.
is one of preciously few films produced in mainland China before the
sovereignty of Hong Kong in July 1997 (which resulted in the industry
flourishing as the HK studios moved to Beijing). Director had a relatively
short career, mostly with Guangxi Film Studios, where he helmed six
films between 1986-1993.
film (Mandarin) with English subtitles; widescreen format, fully uncut
version (86 min.), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC, playable on any American
machine. Extras include selected trailers.