3.9/10
184
3 user 9 critic

Dung sing sai tsau 2011 (2011)

Director:

Writer:

(as Ann Gee)
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

(Japanese with English subtitles) A disgraced warrior planning the murder of a Japanese diplomat, and a ninja in the employ of a navy official are about to land in San Francisco when a band... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Stars: Christopher Mayer, Hiroyuki Sanada, Scott Bachicha
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A parody of Louis Cha's novel The Eagle Shooting Heroes (thats the literal translation). Story begins with the Queen of Golden Wheel Kingdom had an affair with her cousin West Poison, and ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Lau
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Based on Xu Haofeng's novel A Monk Comes Down the Mountain, the film relates the story of a listless young Taoist cleric called He Anxia who is ejected from his impoverished monastery and ... See full summary »

Director: Kaige Chen
Stars: Baoqiang Wang, Xuejian Li, Wei Fan
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Two security guards - one from Beijing, one from Taipei - are forced to work together to track down a legendary Chinese painting that has been stolen by international art thieves.

Director: Hsun-Wei David Chang
Stars: Jaycee Chan, Yu Xia, Han Dian Chen
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three cops team up to bring down a criminal gang of seven, who have their own hidden agenda.

Director: Benny Chan
Stars: Nicholas Tse, Jaycee Chan, Shawn Yue
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Director: Jeffrey Lau
Stars: Ekin Cheng, Li Sun, Ronald Cheng
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

The third chapter of the cult-classic fantasy saga : A Chinese Odyssey.

Director: Jeffrey Lau
Stars: Jing Wu, Karen Mok, Gillian Chung
Wui wan ye (1995)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A cast of new faces and old favorites to take on ghostbusting in a film full of both laughs and thrills.

Director: Jeffrey Lau
Stars: Stephen Chow, Karen Mok, Ka-Yan Leung
Machi Action (2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

What happens when a costumed universal space hero is put out to pasture? Or, rather, the actor portraying him is?

Director: Jeff Chang
Stars: Bo-lin Chen, Ting-Hsuan Chen, Hsueh-Fu Kuo
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Specially trained government troops are sent to clean out a city that is plagued by vampires, ghosts and cannibalistic zombies.

Director: Jeffrey Lau
Stars: Jacky Cheung, Ricky Hui, Sandy Lam
Short | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Archival footage from classic Hong Kong films set to music.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The story follows Chen Mo, the bar owner and 'ferryman', as he is slowly facing his own traumatic past, whilst helping the people around him, including his co-partner Guan Chun, the singer Ma Li and the neighbor Xiao Yu.

Director: Jiajia Zhang
Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Eason Chan
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
... Charles
... Sammi
... Cheng Yu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Bing
... Ekin
... Haunted house visitor
Wei Wei ... Haunted house visitor
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

24 November 2011 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

East Meets West  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Se diu ying hung ji dung sing sai jau (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A hilarious superhero comedy / fantasy.... with caveats
27 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

East Meets West is a genre mashup comedy from director Jeffrey Lau. Lau made the classic Steven Chow films A Chinese Odyssey 1 and 2. His specialty seems to be mixing comedy with heartfelt mythmaking, elements which made his Chinese Odyssey films cult favorites. He revisited the Sun Wukong theme in 2005 with A Chinese Tall Story.

Here Lau thankfully has left the Sun Wukong fixation behind in favor of a new kind of mythology.. superheroes. The film works best early on as a parody in the vein of Mystery Men or Kickass. These are everyday people who become superheroes with somewhat dubious powers. The humour is hilarious, offbeat and incredibly energetic in the first half hour or so. Lau adds a bit of commentary on pop music, HK nostalgia and kung fu in the mix. The CGI is better than expected for a HK comedy and works well in the cartoonish moments.

Lau overplays his hand with the romantic angle though, leaving most of the cast with nothing to do for the second half to last third of the movie. Most of the 'heroes' have good backstories but little to no development and closure. The film undergoes a tonal shift and drags on a bit too long. The romance has some payoff, though not enough to justify the amount of screen time it gets.

On balance, it's still a worthwhile flick just for the well-done offbeat humour, something we don't get enough of these days from HK film.


0 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial