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Number Of Discs: 1
Region Code: 3
Running Time: 119
Based on writer Lilian Lee's best-selling novels, the two-part Tales from the Dark series revitalizes Hong Kong's horror movie genre. Featuring a star-studded cast, the first half of the series, Tales from the Dark 1, comprises three short stories put together by three different directors. Actor-turned-director Simon Yam's directorial debut opens the omnibus, followed by Lee Chi Ngai (Magic Kitchen) and Fruit Chan (Dumplings Three...Extremes). In "Dirty Goods," Simon Yam plays a down-and-out middle-aged man who resorts to stealing ashes from the graveyard and asking for a ransom from the departed's loved ones. Lee Chi Ngai's "A Word in the Palm" tells a tragic story of an illicit teacher-student relationship. A fortune-teller (Kelly Chen) joins hands with a feng shui master (Tony Leung Ka Fai) to help the schoolgirl's vengeful spirit who knocks on his door for help on his last day of business. Fruit Chan's finale "Jingzhe" depicts a night when three strange customers visit an old lady (Siu Yam Yam) for "villain hitting" demon-exorcising services.