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

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Kôngquè
Hiroshi Mikami ...
Kujaku
Narumi Yasuda ...
Saeko Kazama
Gloria Yip ...
Ashura
Siu-Fung Wong ...
Raga (as Siu-fung Wong)
Ken Ogata ...
Jikû Ajari
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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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A rather fun action fantasy from Hong Kong and Japan.
28 May 2016 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a rather fun little action fantasy film from Hong Kong and Japan, about two monk brothers, Kôngquè (Biao Yuen) and Kujaku (Hiroshi Mikami), separated at birth and later reunited to fight the King of Hell.

The pacing is not really fast, but there are some engaging and entertaining scenes where Kongque and Kujaku try to blend in the modern days in Hong Kong and fight off the evil witch Raga (Siu-Fung Wong) and save their friend, Ashura (Gloria Yip). Ashura is unwittingly the apprentice of Raga and is the daughter of the King of Hell.

There are plenty of mythical elements and magical action, though the special effects were pretty average to me. A nice good vs. evil story line nonetheless, and some decent martial arts action.

Grade B-


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