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A Chinese Odyssey: Part One - Pandora's Box (1995)

Sai yau gei: Yut gwong bou haap (original title)
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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Storyline

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 »

Company Credits

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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Entertaining nonsense
13 September 2013 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

This is one crazy movie, with martial arts monkeys, ladies who become giant spiders, and all sorts of devils and other supernatural characters wandering around causing trouble. It's fun, funny, and wacky.

One interesting thing is that it's a movie full of strong women and weak men. You don't see that too often. True, love slows the women up, but outside of that they are tough as can be.

I saw this movie with badly-done subtitles I downloaded off the Internet, so I was sometimes a little unclear as to what was going on, but the movie is such crazy fun that I barely minded.


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