My Left Eye Sees Ghosts (2002) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
First off I’d like to say I absolutely loved this film!!! I’m a big fan of supernatural themed comedies and this one has earned a warm place in my heart & collection. I bought this flick purely on a whim and am very happy with what I got.
I would definately categorize it as a romantic comedy. Now, normally so-called “romantic comedies” make me want to wretch. The American ones have become sooooo formulaic—same sappiness, plot, etc. Too many of the same actors are used over and over as well. This Chinese film renewed my heart for the genre. Honestly, the comedy and supernatural aspect are what I purchased it for. But, I was really surprised how much the “sweet” side of the film touched me. I confess the last part of the film had me tearing up. It plucked the heartstrings.
I’d never heard of the beautiful actress/singer Sammi Cheng before. I was very impressed by her performance in this. First you want to smack her character for her seemingly obnoxious, uncaring personality. Then you start to get to know her and you fall in love with her as the story progresses—as intended. Ching Wan Lau’s performance is also teriffic. I’ve never seen him so funny and animated in anything before. I’m used to him being so intense and serious. (BTW…He was very creepy in another supernatural film—Victim—where he played a man posessed by a ghost—highly recommended as well. A VERY different movie & NOT a love story.) All the other actors pulled their weight too—no complaints here.
Oh, The story? The premise is very similar to the Chinese horror film “The Eye” as you may have already guessed from the title. But, it’s not a spoof of that. For extensive details see the description and read the other reviews—my fingers are toooo tired to ‘splain.
Final notes: The quality of the DVD release under “Tai Seng” was very good. The picture and sound was sharp and clear. All the subtitles played well—-only a couple of hinkey translations which is normal. Over all, A great package and great movie. More than worth taking a chance on.
About My Left Eye Sees Ghosts (2002)
Starring: Sammi Cheng, Ching Wan Lau, Tian-lin Wang, Simon Yam, Kelly Lin
Runtime: 98 minutes
Director: Johnnie To Ka-Fai Wai