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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.

Directors:

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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Storyline

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby SR (Japan theatrical release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Initially baffling, but the second go was an improvement
18 October 2001 | by semprini-2See all my reviews

Despite reasonably pitiful special effects, this was still quite an entertaining martial arts movie. Quite a good amount of fighting, acceptable acting and an unremarkable plot, this was an acceptable way to pass the time.

If you like Yuen Biao or Hong Kong martial arts movies, you will probably get enough entertainment out of this without being blown away. The first time I saw this I think I must have been pretty tired as I fell asleep. The second time it seemsd a lot better...!!

I think it deserves a 6 out of 10 which is pretty good going.


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