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Peacock King (1988)

Hung cheuk wong ji (original title)
Two magically powerful monks are sent on a quest to fight the King of Hell.

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Ngai Choi Lam, Biao Yuen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Biao Yuen ... Kôngquè
Hiroshi Mikami ... Kujaku
Narumi Yasuda Narumi Yasuda ... Saeko Kazama
Gloria Yip ... Ashura
Siu-Fung Wong ... Raga (as Siu-fung Wong)
Ken Ogata ... Jikû Ajari
Eddy Ko ... Jigume
Chia-Hui Liu ... Kubira
Tonpei Hidari Tonpei Hidari ... Satô
Ken Boyle Ken Boyle ... Archeologist / Excavation leader
Hong Li Hong Li ... Kaimashôgejin
Takatoshi Takeda Takatoshi Takeda ... Cop
Hirokazu Yamaguchi Hirokazu Yamaguchi ... Cop
Jun-Chiu Chiu Jun-Chiu Chiu ... Taxi Driver
Kuo Hua Chang ... Kubira's Soldier
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Coerced by the evil Witch Raga, Ashura, the Hell Virgin, attempts to unlock the four Earth holes that lead to the Gates of Hell. Together, Raga aims to control the Earth. However, two monks skillful in magical powers set off on a journey to the cities to obstruct Ashura from unlocking the gates and stop Raga. Otherwise, not only will control of the Earth be at stake, but the King of Hell will resurrect and darkness will overcome the world. Written by Oliver Chu

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Country:

Hong Kong | Japan

Language:

Japanese | Cantonese

Release Date:

10 December 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Legend of the Phoenix See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby SR (Japan theatrical release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Incomprehensible story, some impressive special effects
20 April 2005 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Yuen Biao is a great, underrated martial artist, and personally I prefer to see him fighting against human opponents with his body (which he does ONLY ONCE, after a full hour, in this film) rather than weird stop-motion animated creatures with supernatural fireballs (which he does a lot more often here). The ambitious, large-scale special effects and sets of "The Peacock King" are worth seeing (even if they show their age sometimes, and they're not as good as those of the same director's "Seventh Curse"), and when the Hell King himself appears at the end, he looks pretty impressive. But the story, which has Biao as a sort of adventurer-exorcist-demon hunter who tries to prevent the end of the world with the help of his equally skilled brother, is just incomprehensible claptrap. (**)


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