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The princess's fiancé, King Chi, learns that the emperor's right hand man, Pai Yeh Hu, is plotting an assassination. He attempts to stop it, but ends up accused of the attempted regicide. Worse, he throws a poisoned dart meant for Pai Yeh Hu, but it hits the princess instead. For days she is near death. The emperor decrees that anyone who can save her will win her hand in marriage. King Chi, unable to bring the antidote himself, sends his monkey to do the job. But after the monkey saves the princess's life, the emperor is honor-bound to keep his promise. He marries his daughter to the monkey and then sends them both adrift in a boat, which takes them to a deserted island. Ten years later, the princess has a son. The two are alone on an island with "Uncle Monkey." But the boy's father, King Chi, is hiding on a mountain, improving his kung fu skills in order to exact his revenge. Written by
In a bizarre sign of the times, Marc's bizarre comment from 2002 appears to have been somehow lifted from this site and printed in the packaging for "KF:M.H.T." The movie came in a set of 50 martial arts movies distributed by Treeline Films that my friend bought. In the set, it has the title "Kung Fu Arts" - complete with Marc's description of magic bananas and roller skating ninjas printed right on the package! In fact, that's why we watched this movie first out of the set. Of course, as far as I can tell, that description's some sort of inside joke.
Marc's right about two things: it does feature a monkey as a main character, and it's pretty insane. Parts of it gets boring; for a Carter Wong vehicle, there's not too much action. But some seriously messed-up things occur, especially given the way the plot is revealed. I won't forget the experience of watching it anytime soon. Ultimately, "Sida the French Monkey Star" should be remembered well. Thank you, Dr. Monkey!
So does Marc work for Treeline Films? Or is Treeline just lazy?
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