- Directed by Ren-chieh Chang
- Starring Hsiu-chen Chen, Shang-Chien Liu, Chang Ma, Ling-tzu Chin
- Written by The Wei Wen Group
The Witch with Flying Head (1982) -- Crazy offering from the Shaw brothers. Fast paced and vastly entertaining black magic tale of terror. Mandarin audio only. The only way to see this superb film.
This film is full of great low-tech special effects and gore and the titular creature is one of the best gruesome imaginings ever put to screen, really up there with some of the best characters from Hellraiser and Stuart Gordon's Lovecraft adaptations.
This is not just a great and surprisingly deft atmospheric horror film, it also boasts some great fight choreography and all the essential elements of Chinese horror. live snake puking, body horror, sorcery, Taoist exorcism and spellcasting, flying fireballs, animated photo effects, occasional music lifted from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and much more. This film is absolutely essential for anyone that gobbles up forgotten cult films. It's truly a remarkable looking artifact from the expansive Shaw dynasty
The Witch with Flying Head DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 8/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.