This dramatic serial is based on the amalgamation of two Chinese legends, "Chang Er Flies to The Moon" (a beautiful yet haunting tale), and "Hou Yi Shoots The Suns" (a heroic yet tragic ... See full summary »
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 Chang Er (Xun Yue)
Christopher Ming-Shun Lee ...
 Hou Yi (Liu An)
Zhengrong Wen ...
 Luo Bin
Anlun Zheng ...
 Yu Tu
Andrew Lin ...
 He Bo (Feng Yi) (as Hoi Lin)
Yue Wu ...
 Da Ge
Jinrong Li ...
 Jiu Ge
Kent Cheng ...
 Fu Xi
Huichun Wang ...
 Dijun
Carrie Ng ...
 Xi He (as Jiali Wu)
Lei 'Grace' Ko ...
 West Empress (Xi Wang Mu)
Ninglin Du ...
 Mrs. Feng
Chunzhong Zhang ...
 Witch Doctor (Ya Shi)
Elvis Tsui ...
 Luan Da
Jie Gong ...
 Xiao Jing Ling
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This dramatic serial is based on the amalgamation of two Chinese legends, "Chang Er Flies to The Moon" (a beautiful yet haunting tale), and "Hou Yi Shoots The Suns" (a heroic yet tragic legend). In fact, the Chinese custom of celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month originated from both legends. By building on and making inferences from these two popular legends, this 30-episode period drama with romance and action has been created. Our story starts with an introduction to Liu An, a prince in the Han dynasty, whose interests in myths and legends sparked a desire desire to pen down the beautiful love story of Chang Er and Hou Yi. Legend has it that the Heavenly Jade Emperor has an extra-marital affair which resulted in the birth of Chang Er. In order to appease the Heavenly Empress Xi He, he gives her all authority over the love affairs in heaven. Hou Yi is a Heavenly Archer who is upright and righteous albeit rather tactless. As a result of ... Written by Anonymous

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Filmed in the harsh end-2002 winter of Hebei, Northern China, where the temperature reached a chilling -17 degrees Celsius. See more »

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Xiang Ju
Written by Gao Fei
Composed by Benny Wong
Performed by Fann Wong
Courtesy of Audio Post, MediaCorp Studios, Singapore
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Folklore twisted
26 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

The literal translation of the title of this movie is: Flying to the Moon.

This movie is made for entertainment purposes only, and contrary to what is claimed in the plot summary, this movie is not based on the traditional folklore, but rather, some series of Hong Kong cartoons that is based on martial arts novels.

The only thing that remotely links the this movie and the popular traditional folklore is that the original martial arts novels did included the folklore, but that is it. For example, the emperor was the seventh emperor of Han Dynasty, around 150 B.C, but the protagonists in folklore actually lived in Xia dynasty, around 2100 B.C.


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