A Chinese Ghost Story


Release Date 1987-07-18
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A Chinese Ghost Story

A Chinese Ghost Story is a 1987 Hong Kong romantic comedy horror film starring Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong, and Wu Ma, directed by Ching Siu-tung, and produced by Tsui Hark. The plot was loosely based on a short story from Qing Dynasty writer Pu Songling's Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, and also inspired by the 1960 Shaw Brothers Studio film The Enchanting Shadow. The film was popular in Hong Kong and several Asian countries, including South Korea and Japan when released. Most notably it boosted the stardom of Joey Wong, won Leslie Cheung popularity in Japan, and sparked a trend of folklore ghost films in the Hong Kong film industry, including two sequels, an animated film, a television series and a 2011 remake.

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Actors & Characters

Joey Wong Joey Wong Nie Xiaoqian Nie Xiaoqian
Leslie Cheung Leslie Cheung Ning Caichen Ning Caichen
Wu Ma Wu Ma
Wong Jing Wong Jing
David Wu David Wu
Siu-Ming Lau Siu-Ming Lau
Kam Chiang Kam Chiang
Zhilun Xue Zhilun Xue


Ching Siu-tung Director
David Wu Editor
James Wong Music
Wong Jim Music
Romeo Díaz Music
Tsui Hark Producer
Yun Kai-chi Writer