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Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013)
"Xi you xiang mo pian" (original title)

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Tang Sanzang, a Buddhist trying to protect a village from three demons, his emerging feelings for Miss Duan, the demon hunter who helps him repeatedly, and Sanzang's trans-formative encounter with the Monkey King.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miss Duan
Bo Huang ...
Prince Important
Shing-Cheung Lee ...
Bingqiang Chen ...
KL Hog
Sihan Cheng ...
Master Nameless
Yu Xing ...
Fist of the North Star
Zhengyu Lu ...
Killer Yi
Killer Er
Di Yang ...
Killer San
Chrissie Chow ...
Killer Si
Hangyu Ge ...
Killer Wu / Short Monkey King
Min Hun Fung ...
Taoist Priest
Lun Yeung ...


Tang Sanzang, a Buddhist trying to protect a village from three demons, his emerging feelings for Miss Duan, the demon hunter who helps him repeatedly, and Sanzang's trans-formative encounter with the Monkey King.

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Rated PG-13 for fantasy violence including bloody images, some sexual content and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 February 2013 (China)  »

Also Known As:

Daai wa sai you chi Chui mo chun kei  »

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Opening Weekend:

$7,456 (USA) (7 March 2014)


$17,734 (USA) (4 April 2014)

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2.35 : 1
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A truly brilliant work by film maestro Stephen Chow! It is clever, comical and colourful all at once.
11 February 2013 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

An absolute breakthrough...! From the refreshingly inventive script ("X-MEN Origins" of Pigsy, Sandy etc.), mind-boggling CGI, dazzling Kungfu, beautiful cinematography, belly-aching comedy (look out for the hilarious fish demon purification scene), to the evocative moment when your heart is touched and your eyes streaming wet; which explains why it broke China's box office records, reaching USD$100 million (over RMB$0.6 billion) in 8 days (the fastest ever), and taking in USD$12.5 million (RMB$78 million) on the opening day alone (another first).

Stephen Chow has been honing his skill as a highly specialized film-maker par excellence, notably with Shaolin Soccer, Kung Fu Hustle, CJ7 and now Journey to the West - Conquering the Demons; injecting photo-realistic CGIs, comic innovations and content with a moral thread. Speaking of which, the key message that loving-kindness (Metta / Ci Ai / Universal Love) for all sentient beings is a transcendental quality that ultimately conquers ignorance, ego and hatred is conveyed pretty succinctly.*

Having watched it in both 2D and 3D, I must say that the stereoscopic version certainly heightened the virtual realism that gave James Cameron's Avatar an extra oomph.

The bad thing about this movie is - it leaves you hungry for even more, despite the running time being nearly 2 hours (110 min) in its cinematic version. Hopefully, Stephen Chow decides to produce a sequel, which would almost certainly need to feature a celestial dragon, perhaps like the magnificent one from Sam Neill's The Dragon Pearl.

*See Dhammapada (Ancient Collection of Short Sayings by The Buddha) Verse 5 - Hatred is never appeased by hatred. It is appeased only by loving-kindness. This is a timeless law.

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