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Sex and Zen (1991)
"Yu pu tuan: Tou qing bao jian" (original title)

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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 »

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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)
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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>

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Rated R for strong sexual content | See all certifications »

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30 November 1991 (Hong Kong)  »

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$396,003 (USA)
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A true classic
28 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Sex and Zen" is trully a gem. It combines beautifully good looking women with gorgeous bodies, humor, plot, and ending with a moral. I think it inspired after copycat movies to follow, but then none that came after it could achieve the climax "Sex and Zen" had achieved.

Without giving too much away, watching "S&Z" is like watching a Hong Kong swordsplay movie but this is on the topic of sex. A trully unique experience that can only come out of Hong Kong movies.

A 8/10 on my book.


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