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(aka "Gui wu li ren")


directed by Hsu Chiang Chou
Hong Kong 1970


An early example of Hong Kong horror, THE ENCHANTING GHOST was released in 1970 to critical acclaim and established a future trend for the city's supernatural-themed Oriental fright flicks. Baked in the trademark Shaw Brothers atmospherics, this story of a young scholar who becomes resident in a haunted house, whilst also struggling to instigate a new romance, features some spooky set pieces, a potent aura of lovelorn macabre and a growing sense of ghoulish whimsy. Predating the classic Japanese creeper HOUSE (1977), but featuring some thematic similarities, this ghostly terror tale is a vital addition to any collection of classic Asian cinema - and a vital piece of the Shaw Brothers puzzle which 88 Films is proud to present in spine-tingling HD!!!


Theatrical Release: Hong Kong 1970

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Review: 88 Films - Region 'B' - Blu-ray

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88 Films
'B' Blu-ray




Disc Size: 21,944,017,925 bytes

Feature Size: 21,761,599,488 bytes

Average Bitrate: 29.98 Mbps

Single-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video



88 Films Blu-ray



LPCM Audio Mandarin 2304 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit

Subtitles English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: 88 Films


Disc Size: 21,944,017,925 bytes

Feature Size: 21,761,599,488 bytes

Average Bitrate: 29.98 Mbps

Single-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video


Edition Details:
• 8-page liner notes booklet with essay by Lingge Dong

Blu-ray  Release Date: February 26th, 2018
Transparent Blu-ray case inside cardboard slipcase

Chapters: 10



NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

ADDITION: 88 Films Blu-ray - March 18': 88 Films transfer is single-layered with a high bitrate. It looks clean and decent if not dynamic. Contrast, color separation, detail are a solid notch above SD. This 1080P seems to support the film well. 

Linear PCM 2.0 channel (24-bit) uncompressed audio, in the original Mandarin language, with minimal aggressive effects but, reasonably, clean dialogue.  The occasionally boisterous score is credited to Fu-Ling Wang (The Flying Guillotine, The One-Armed Swordsman) and sounds decent with some dramatic flouishes. There are optional English subtitles and the Blu-ray disc is region 'B'-locked.

Extras offer only an 8-page liner notes booklet with photos and an essay by Lingge Dong entitled 'Truly Enchanting'.

The Enchanting Ghost isn't particularly remarkable but another in the string of Hong Kong 70's horrors from Shaw Brothers. This one is a bit complex and like most the horror elements only surface near the end of the film... and are centered on cheesy effects. There isn't much value here with the Blu-ray but there are fans of these easy-to-watch flics.

 - Gary Tooze

More of the 88 Asia Collection on Blu-ray


Black Magic

Black Magic 2

The Bride From Hell

The Enchanting Ghost

The Ghost Lovers


The Oily Maniac

The Seeding of a Ghost

The Dragon Missile

Five Element Ninjas

The Flying Guillotine


Killer Constable

The Mighty Peking Man

The One-Armed Swordsman

Sea Fog

The Spiritual Boxer

The Super Inframan

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