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Sex and Zen (1991)

Yuk po tuen: Tau ching bo gam (original title)
A recently married scholar goes on a quest for knowledge of other people's wives, based on his philosophical differences with the Sack Monk. He encounters the Flying Thief, who agrees to ... See full summary »

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Michael Mak

Writers:

Alexander Lee (dialogue), Ying Kit Lee | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lawrence Ng ... Mei Yeung-Sheng
Kent Cheng ... Dr. Tin Chan
Rena Murakami ... Fa Sun (as Tomoko Ino)
Lieh Lo ... Chor Kun-Lun
Amy Yip ... Huk-Yeung / Chau-Yin
Isabella Chow ... Shui Chu
Carrie Ng ... Mistress Ku
Mari Ayukawa Mari Ayukawa
Elvis Tsui ... Wong Chut (as Xu Jin-Jiang)
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A recently married scholar goes on a quest for knowledge of other people's wives, based on his philosophical differences with the Sack Monk. He encounters the Flying Thief, who agrees to help him find women, but only if he attains a penis as big as a horse's. The scholar has a surgeon attach said unit, and he's off and running on his mission, only to find that there are obstacles to his new lifestyle, such as jealous husbands and treacherous females. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The art of sex.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

30 November 1991 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex and Zen See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$396,003
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The VHS version produced by Indigo Media in 1998 is severely cut and only 75 minutes long. See more »

Connections

Followed by Sex and Zen II (1996) See more »

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Kung-fu meets Emmanuelle
12 October 2008 | by Karl SelfSee all my reviews

I wonder what the original title "Yu pu tuan zhi: Tou qing bao jian" means, but the English title "Sex and Zen" sums the movie up nicely, if you translate Zen as "you know, Asian stuff: drinking tea, silly daggers, eating rice, kicking the stuffing out of your opponent". Sex and Zen is an interesting and genuine Asian twist on your average softcore / erotic skin flick, a tasty offering of steamy sex scenes which are loosely tied together by an story. For my taste, the storytelling was a bit too loose and erratic as I'm a big fan a of plot, narration and development. I found myself wondering somewhere in between the rape scene in the fabrics warehouse and the calligraphy-by-shoving-a-brush-up-your-unspeakables segment how it all fits together. Overall it's well worth a viewing, but because of the surreal and incongruent storytelling it didn't really grab me.


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