The Mermaid (1964) (Region 3 DVD) (English Subtitled) (Shaw Brothers)

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The Mermaid (1964) (Region 3 DVD) (English Subtitled) (Shaw Brothers)
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Ivy Ling Po
Li Ching
Ching Miao
Ouyang Sha-fei
Kao Li

Audio Tracks: 



English, Traditional Chinese

Running Time: 
95 minutes

Intercontinental Video Ltd. (IVL)

Release Date:
18 Aug 2005

Modern day fans of The Little Mermaid are in for a revelatory delight when they see this spectacular Chinese variation. Here, a carp turns into a "fairy" which looks just like the gender-bending hero's lady love. The lovely Li Ching gets this plum dual role, sharing the screen with such other characters as a turtle and lobster fairy. But only the last second intervention of the Goddess of Mercy can save the day, leading to an ending that is truly universal living happily ever after.

Asian Film Festival (1965 - 12th) : Best Actress (Li Ching)
The Most Versatile Talent Award (Ivy Ling Po)
Best Sound Recording (Wang Yung-hua)

*Fully restored from the original film
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