Black Magic (1975)
aka Jiang tou
Genre: Horror | Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong | Director: Meng Hua Ho
Language: Mandarin or English (2 separate audio tracks)
Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 95mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1920×818 – 23.976fps – 3.77gb
A magician makes money by charging people to cast love spells on the objects of their affection. Complications arise when he decides that he wants a customer’s bride for himself.
Director Meng Hua Ho, working from an involving and imaginative script by Kung Ni, relates the gloriously oddball story at a steady pace, grounds the fantastic premise in a believable everyday world, does a solid job of creating a pleasingly creepy atmosphere, and pulls out all the awesomely loopy stops for the delightfully off the wall climactic showdown between the forces of good and evil that offers loads of priceless cut-rate (not so) special effects.
Moreover, this film not only delivers a generous sprinkling of tasty female nudity and some reasonably nasty gore, but also comes through with more than enough tongue slicing, breast milking, hideous old hag cackling, face rotting, worm wriggling, centipede eating, and laser shooting weirdness to appease fans of seriously bizarre cinema. Kudos are also in order for Yung-Yu Chen’s crisp widescreen cinematography and Hui-chi Tsao’s funky shivery score. A very cool and enjoyable flick.