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 Nicholas Orton (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Kwan Ying (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Monkey King (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Confucius (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Friar Sand (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Pigsy (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Shu (2 episodes, 2001)
Henry O ...
 Wu Chan Yen (2 episodes, 2001)
Kay Sui Lim ...
 Subodhi (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Professor Sheng (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Marcus Harding (2 episodes, 2001)
Sai-Kit Yung ...
 Jade Emperor (2 episodes, 2001)
Kwong Loke ...
 Imperial Crier (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Skeleton Demon (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Big Demon (2 episodes, 2001)
Hossan Leong ...
 Spectacles Demon (2 episodes, 2001)
Hon Ping Tang ...
 Nine Inch Nail Demon (2 episodes, 2001)
Picasso Tan ...
 Pointy Head Demon (2 episodes, 2001)
Pik Sen Lim ...
 Granny Monkey (2 episodes, 2001)
Jacqueline Chan ...
 Mother Superior (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Prince of Confusion (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Elizabeth (2 episodes, 2001)
Chia Suan ...
 Whitesnake (2 episodes, 2001)
Gregory Teo ...
 Chef 1 (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Chef 2 (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Confusion's 4th Wife (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Linda (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Communist Official (2 episodes, 2001)
Jeremy Zhang ...
 Barman / ... (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Terracotta Warrior 1 (2 episodes, 2001)
Stiven Liang ...
 Terracotta Warrior 2 (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Terracotta Warrior 3 (2 episodes, 2001)
Takatsuna Mukai ...
 Wolf-Demon General (2 episodes, 2001)
Steven Woon ...
 Bearded Priest (2 episodes, 2001)
Marjorie Ho ...
 Old Liang (2 episodes, 2001)
Cecil Cheng ...
 Monkey (2 episodes, 2001)
Teo-Wa Vuong ...
 Maiden 1 (2 episodes, 2001)
Yuka Uto ...
 Maiden 2 (2 episodes, 2001)
Anthony Chinn ...
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American journalist Nick Orton is caught up in the world of Chinese gods and monsters while on a search for the long lost manuscript to 'Hsi Yu Chi' (The Journey to the West) by Wu Ch'eng En. He is accompanied on his journey by a humanoid ape with incredible strength and magical powers, a humanoid pig-man, and his brother-in-arms, an ex-cannibal. Based on one of the greatest stories in Chinese history. Written by Lawrence De Meza <demzalf@earthlink.net>

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Journey to a world where kingdoms fall and heroes rise. See more »

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Uses several visual ideas from "The Monkey King" television series from the 1960s. See more »

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Nicholas Orton: So I might never get rich, buy my own jet, or even maintain a stock portfolio. But when I look in her eyes, I know that none of these things really matter.
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References The Fly (1958) See more »

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Total Rubbish
1 June 2003 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I've watched this mini-series hoping it will bring some excitements, art and culture of the traditional Chinese "Journey to the West" story. Of course the most important thing I'm looking at for in this movie is to have best visual effects. However, the effects are so bad and no realistic (Not even close).

Aside from bad acting and visuals, the problem with this story is that Qua Yinn being fall in love with the human! It's the most insulting story for the Buddhist people and religion! And Friar Sand wearing human skulls (Maybe when he was Cannibal but no anymore!)?? What about the Monkey King? He doesn't look like Monkey, instead look like human. Also Monkey King wasn't put under the mountain by the demons. Monkey King was so powerful, nobody (even the most powerful good or evil) can defeat or control it. Eventually Monkey King was punished by Buddha by putting it under the mountain. This movie is totally going on the wrong way.

This mini-series is nothing compared to the original Chinese version (25 episodes) of "Journey to the West" released in 1986. If you are looking for the "real" story (with better visual effects), then go for the chinese version! It has got English caption in the whole series.

This movie is just worthless. Acting, music, visual effects, story.....none of them are good.

I'll rate this movie 1.


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