5.8/10
1,582
10 user 22 critic

Sex and Zen (1991)

Yu pu tuan: Tou qing bao jian (original title)
A recently married scholar goes on a quest for knowledge of other people's wives, based on his philosophical differences with the Sack Monk. He encounters the Flying Thief, who agrees to ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Aman Chang
Stars: King-Man Chik, Chun Chung, Christine Hung
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

As a conceited scholar of the Ming Dynasty, Wei Yangsheng believes that since life is short, one should pursue the ultimate sexual pleasure as time allows. Wei Yangsheng encounters Tie Fei ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Sun Lap Key
Stars: Hiro Hayama, Leni Lan Crazybarby, Miyavi Matsunoi
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Little Cabbage is accused for killing her husband and fornicating with a scholar called Yeung Naai Miu. Now she has to prove her innocence.

Director: Bosco Lam
Stars: Mai Ching, Julie Lee, Siu-Kei Lee
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Police suspect a young teenager who was horrifically abused by her family and raped by her father of finally snapping and slaughtering them all.

Director: Kai-Ming Lai
Stars: Yuk-kwan Chan, Lily Chung, Daisy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Stars: Ka-Ling Keung
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

One dark and stormy night, a middle age prison escapee haphazardly breaks into the luxurious mason of a wealthy and privileged family and rapes the young wife in front of her bound husband.... See full summary »

Director: Noribumi Suzuki
Stars: Hiromi Namino, Natsuko Yashiro, Asami Ogawa
Crazy Love (1993)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Roman Cheung
Stars: Shui-Wah Fok, Loletta Lee, Kai-Chung Mak
Naked Killer (1992)
Action | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young woman is trained by a martial arts specialist to become a professional assassin.

Director: Clarence Yiu-leung Fok
Stars: Chingmy Yau, Simon Yam, Carrie Ng
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A woman must endure an extreme ritual when her ex-husband, who has recently escaped from jail, kidnaps her.

Director: Masaru Konuma
Stars: Naomi Tani, Nagatoshi Sakamoto, Terumi Azuma
Robotrix (1991)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A mad scientist transfers his mind to a wicked robot, which then embarks on a program of kidnaping, rape and murder, during which a female detective is killed. To fight the robot, the ... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Luk
Stars: Amy Yip, Chikako Aoyama, David Wu
Kristy Comes Home (Video 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Karl and Ruger are filmmakers who have persuaded Kristy, one of the biggest stars in sex films, to star in her next movie. However, while Kristy may be a major draw, she also marches to her... See full summary »

Director: Francis Locke
Stars: Brittney Skye, Tabitha Stevens, Shyla Stylez
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When a cunning lawyer is set free after raping a model, the victim's best friend seeks revenge with the help of her triad boyfriend.

Director: Wai-Keung Lau
Stars: Simon Yam, Chingmy Yau, Mark Cheng
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lawrence Ng ...
Mei Yeung-Sheng
Kent Cheng ...
Dr. Tin Chan
Rena Murakami ...
Fa Sun (as Tomoko Ino)
Lieh Lo ...
Chor Kun-Lun
Amy Yip ...
Huk-Yeung / Chau-Yin
Isabella Chow ...
Shui Chu
Carrie Ng ...
Mistress Ku
Mari Ayukawa
Elvis Tsui ...
Wong Chut (as Xu Jin-Jiang)
Edit

Storyline

A recently married scholar goes on a quest for knowledge of other people's wives, based on his philosophical differences with the Sack Monk. He encounters the Flying Thief, who agrees to help him find women, but only if he attains a penis as big as a horse's. The scholar has a surgeon attach said unit, and he's off and running on his mission, only to find that there are obstacles to his new lifestyle, such as jealous husbands and treacherous females. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

scholar | thief | surgeon | penis | horse | See All (238) »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 November 1991 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Sex and Zen  »

Box Office

Gross:

$396,003 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Sex and Zen II (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The title says it all
17 July 2002 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

Keep in mind: this isn't some second rate snuff film. Sex and Zen has a story, has good acting, great costumes and setting. And also, sex.

The scholar in the film tries to fulfill his sexual appetites. Lucky guy, right? However, as the story progresses, I kind of felt sympathy for him. There is humor in this one which keeps the film lively. I winced during the operation scene with a funny cameo by Kent Cheng. The thief who helps the scholar adds some comedy as well.

Amy Yip really stands in this one. She is unbelievably sexy and her character is played nicely. The other beautiful ladies Isabella Chow and Carrie Ng also light up the screen. The sex scenes aren't too explicit, but there are some parts where you'd watch in disbelief. The whole scene in the end, S&M, "musical appreciation"...original concepts you'd probably only find in Hong Kong cinema.

Overall, the film doesn't take itself too seriously. It's erotic, funny, and there's a moral to be learned! Watch it for my hon Amy!!


19 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Erotic and Funny hibishop
Sex and Zen - U.S. DVD release mangajunky
Sex and Zen 2 Yggruner
Discuss Sex and Zen (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?