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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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Rena Murakami ...
Fa Sun (as Tomoko Ino)
Lieh Lo ...
Chor Kun-Lun
Amy Yip ...
Huk-Yeung / Chau-Yin
Isabella Chow ...
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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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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!!


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