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Journey to the West (2013)

Xi you: Xiang mo pian (original title)
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Tang Sanzang, an aspiring Buddhist hero tries to protect a village from three demons. He develops complex feelings for Miss Duan, the demon hunter who repeatedly helps him, and finally quests to meet the legendary Monkey King.

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, (co-director) (as Derek Kwok)

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(as Xingchi Zhou), (as Zijian Guo) | 6 more credits »
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Kongxu Gongzi / Prince Important (as Zhixiang Luo)
Sheung-ching Lee ...
Sha Seng (as Shangzheng Li)
Bingqiang Chen ...
Zhu Ganglie / KL Hog
Sihan Cheng ...
Wuming Shifu / Master Nameless
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Beidou Wuxing Quan / Fist of the North Star (as Xingyu)
Zhengyu Lu ...
Killer Yi
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Di Yang ...
Killer San
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Killer Si
Hangyu Ge ...
Killer Wu / Short Monkey King
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Taoist Priest
Lun Yeung ...
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Tang Sanzang, an aspiring Buddhist hero tries to protect a village from three demons. He develops complex feelings for Miss Duan, the demon hunter who repeatedly helps him, and finally quests to meet the legendary 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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7 February 2013 (China)  »

Also Known As:

Journey to the West  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,456, 9 March 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,058

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,018,058
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2.35 : 1
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First Stephen Chow movie since CJ7 in 2008, Journey to the West was China's highest grossing movie in 2013 with 1.247 billion yuans. See more »

Connections

Version of Sai yau gei: Yut gwong bou haap (1995) See more »

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G Men 75
Composed by Shunsuke Kikuchi
Administered by Warner/Chappell Music H.K. Ltd.
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This movie tells a Buddhist story - don't listen to bad reviews
22 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

The movie is a wonderful experience, for Buddhists and for the general public that is able to enjoy fantastic stories.

It is about the first part of a very long story of the monkey god Wukong, a very powerful entity that used to annoy meditation practitioners at Buddha's time.

The special effects are above average and the overall experience, too.

There's a lot of action and funny moments, also. Nevertheless, I don't think that's a movie for children, after all. Please, don't listen to the bad reviews, they really aren't fit for this kind of movie.

Enjoy, being or not a Buddhist.


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