To Hell with the Devil- -
A shmo makes a deal with the devil so he can become a great Pop star just to impress his dream girl. After he makes the deal, a catholic priest hangs around him to try and convince him that he screwed up and he needs to get his soul back or he'll be damned for eternity. Well, everything goes bad for the shmo and he wants his soul back. But, the devil's lacky doesn't want to give it back. So the priest and the devil's lackey go at it mano y mano.
The Hui brothers, as a Cantonese comedy team, not only work wonderfully together but are box office magic as well. Michael Hui knew how to do the solo act (The Warlord) while brother Sam proved his singular appeal in the blockbuster Aces Go Places of Cinema City.
It is natural for Ricky to do his own “thing” alone in a different way and that’s via horror-comedy with a fancy title. Ricky Hui is Kit, a simple man who has been granted seven wishes if he consents to give his soul to the devil. Unfortunately, he is also the target of a God-fearing priest who has been revived and is told to return to earth to convert people to the “faith”. Overnight, Ricky becomes a singing superstar, finds love and all his fantasies become a reality. But like a good or bad dream, there are complications. Ricky’s personality and his fumbling comedy technique are agreeable but blank and bland. The best special effects sequence is the imaginative recreation of a space video game using humans as electronic targets.
Thanks to Far East Film Festival
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