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A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995)
"Sai yau gei: Yut gwong bou haap" (original title)

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Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain ... See full summary »

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Sha Wujing (as Johnny Kong)
Shuming Lu ...
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Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain immortality), the Monkey King is reincarnated as the Joker. He now spends his time chasing two jealous women. When one of them is dying, the Joker goes back in time in an attempt to save her. Written by Anonymous

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Possibly the best Monkey tale yet!
2 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Stephen Chow Sing Chi's take on the Monkey King tale (A Journey West) is insanely confusing in parts, but strangely all makes sense at the same time.

Maybe it's because there is so much going on, maybe it's because it's thick with Chinese fantasy and myths, or possibly it's because you are left p*ssing yourself laughing at the entire cast you just give up trying to concentrate!

Bottom line, this is one of the best Monkey King tales I've ever seen.

When have you never laughed hard at Chow Sing Chi and Ng Man Tat? I wouldn't say ACO is a great cross-over movie to introduce new fans to Chow, but it does need to be seen for anyone interested in the famous tale of the Monkey King.

Not just because of its stars, but because of the epic-like quality of (both) movies, which are huge in scale, production values, story, and fantastical action, with Chow Sing Chi as the Monkey King, Ng Man Tat as Pigsy, Law Kar Ying as Prince Tripitaka, giant Spider Women, the Bull King, and much more including the beautiful Anthea Chu and Karen Mok as Chow's love interests.

This film rocks!


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