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Sai yau gei: Yut gwong bou haap (1995)

Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeffrey Lau

Writers:

Jeffrey Lau (as An Chi), Cheng'en Wu (novel) (as Ch'eng-En Wu)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Chow ... Joker / Monkey King
Man-Tat Ng ... Assistant Master / Pigsy
Kar-Ying Law ... Longevity Monk
Kit Ying Lam ... Spider Woman
Karen Mok ... Pak Jing-Jing
Johnnie Kong Johnnie Kong ... Sha Wujing (as Johnny Kong)
Shuming Lu Shuming Lu ... Bull King
Jeffrey Lau ... The Grapes
Athena Chu ... Zixia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kin-Yan Lee
Li Po Lung Li Po Lung ... Monkey Servant
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Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain immortality), the Monkey King is reincarnated as the Joker. He now spends his time chasing two jealous women. When one of them is dying, the Joker goes back in time in an attempt to save her. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

21 January 1995 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A Chinese Odyssey See more »

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Production Co:

Xi'an Film Studio See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Funniest Movie In History
13 January 2005 | by whatdecow-1See all my reviews

This is the first of a two part movie series adapted from the classic Chinese novel,Journey To The West.I would consider this as the more comedic one,while the second is more action-packed,with a little sense of art-house in it(if you watch the two together it forms a perfect balance).In this movie,Stephen Chow's character had not yet transformed into the all invincible Monkey King,hence not much action here.It was also extremely loosely based on the novel,so fans of the book might not really like this.The comedy level in this movie is so extreme...you can't even stop laughing for a minute,so if necessary,watch it bit by bit to catch some breath.Watch this solely for the humor,and you'll see a masterpiece.Sing-yeh's best film of the nineties.

Rate:****


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