Hit and Run
A married couple - Tsui Kam Kong and Liz Kong - are driving down a road one evening when both look around simultaneously for a tissue. Splat - a man is spread across their windshield like a suicidal kamikaze insect. They stop the car and look for him, but the body is nowhere to be seen. The next day they assume they are out of trouble because there has been no report of a hit and run accident and proceed to give each high fives. But when a new neighbor moves in and they realize he looks just like the man on the windshield, they get a bit nervous. Later when they spy into his apartment and see him playing "hit and run" with a model car and a toy doll and a maniacal smile - they know there is hell to pay. Bits of this film are amusing (chanting prayers karaoke style) – and it’s always a pleasure seeing the very underused Liz Kong - but it is the weakest of the three segments.
This segment is again not particular frightening - in fact not in the least - but rather than going for comedy, Yip injects a surprisingly sentimental feel into it. Anthony Wong, his wife King Yuen, and his two children are cremating his mother, Helen Law Lan. This less than cohesive family unit is wracked by guilt at how poorly they treated her while she was alive - and are now worried that her ghost will come back seeking revenge. They all do their best to be away from the house on the seventh day when her ghost is suppose to appear - but some mystical force draws them all back to the apartment. Law Lan does appear looking grim and vengeful – and the family all point fingers at one another for her ill treatment - but the film takes a lovely little turn from expectations.
My rating for this film: 6.0
Distributed by Media Asia/Mega Star
The transfer is fine - clean and sharp.
Cantonese and Mandarin language tracks
Subtitles: Chinese , English, Thai, Spanish, Vietnamese, Nil
It includes it's own trailer plus Option Zero and Beast Cops.
The sub-titles are easy to read.