Chinese Ghost Story III - web
Chinese Ghost Story III - web
A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

A Chinese Ghost Story III

Ching Siu-Tung | Hong Kong | 1991 | M

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Wed 29 Mar 2023

The third instalment in the hugely influential 'Chinese Ghost Story' series returns to the “roots” of the original 1987 film as a monk (Leung) is seduced by a ghost (Joey Wang) resurrected by the Tree Devil. Produced, co-written and partly directed by Tsui Hark, this playful, often spectacular action-comedy-fantasy-horror-romance features kinetic stunts, garish costumes and lively direction and choreography by Ching. Eric Henderson claimed it was like “a Kwaidan remake directed by the Evil Dead-era Sam Raimi”.With Jacky Cheung.

35mm print

Format: 35mm
Language: Cantonese with English subtitles
Source: John Snadden
Runtime: 104 mins

Event duration

104 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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About the program

Quiet and introspective as a child and outcast by his parents’ separation, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (1962–) never aspired to much. In 1982, whilst working as an appliance salesman, Leung was encouraged to take up acting by his childhood friend, Stephen Chow (Shaolin Soccer)...

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