Release date: 2001
This was an odd old duck of a film, there were some awfully Hong Kong movie effects of a type common in such movies some ten to twenty years previous to this film’s release, yet these were mixed in with occasional cgi effects that worked rather well.
The film starts with a voice over that discusses a planetary alignment that occurs once every 60 years. We then see a jeep driving through the countryside towards a town. There is little to suggest date and I felt it was more modern than it eventually transpired. One actually has to assume this was around 1940. In the village everyone is gathered in one place eating raw flesh, they have fangs and clearly are vampires. A creature walks in, later revealed to be Mao Lung (Wai Lam) or the ‘Devil Monster’, and the vampires worship him. He announces that the great time has arrived, through the sacrifice of the Yin Woman (Valerie Chow) he will become the greatest God of Darkness.
|the rescue party|
|Andrew Lin as Hsu|
|Shen is Pai Hung reborn|
|Jackie Lui Chung-yin as Wei|
That said the film had merits despite its flaws. 4 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.