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Kujaku ô (1988)

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Two magically powerful monks who were separated at birth are reunited to fight the King of Hell.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Biao Yuen ...
Kông Chùe
Hiroshi Mikami ...
Kujaku
Narumi Yasuda ...
Saeko Kazama
Gloria Yip ...
Ashura
Siu Fong Wong ...
Raga (as Siu-fung Wong)
Ken Ogata ...
Jikû Ajari
Eddy Ko ...
Jigume
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Kubira
Tonpei Hidari ...
Satô
Ken Boyle ...
Archeologist / Excavation leader
Hong Li ...
Kaimashôgejin
Takatoshi Takeda ...
Cop
Hirokazu Yamaguchi ...
Cop
Jun-Chiu Chiu ...
Taxi Driver
Kuo Hua Chang ...
Kubira's Soldier
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Coerced by the evil Witch Raga, Ashura, the Hell Virgin, attempts to unlock the four Earth holes that lead to the Gates of Hell. Together, Raga aims to control the Earth. However, two monks skillful in magical powers set off on a journey to the cities to obstruct Ashura from unlocking the gates and stop Raga. Otherwise, not only will control of the Earth be at stake, but the King of Hell will resurrect and darkness will overcome the world. Written by Oliver Chu

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10 December 1988 (Japan)  »

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Legend of the Phoenix  »

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Underrated fantasy film
3 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A lot of people seem to misunderstand this type of film. It is fantasy, based on a famous Japanese Manga and various Japanese legends. It was very popular in Japan (making a huge star of Gloria Yip in this her first film), average in HK and poorly received in the rest of the world. Glad as I am to see it in such a good print I was surprised HK Legends released this film above others (like Pedicab Driver, still not released). It is not a straight kung fu film and to expect protracted one on one human fight scenes is to miss the point of such a film. Enjoy it for what it is, fantasy with reasonable (for the time) special effects and Yuen Biao as an actor.


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