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Aug 282013
 

A Chinese Odyssey Part One Pandoras Box 1995 Chinese Movie A Chinese Odyssey Part One  Pandoras BoxA Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995) Chinese Movie Information

Title in Chinese –西游记大结局之仙履奇缘
Title in Pinyin – Xi You Ji Da Jie Ju Zhi Xian Lu Qi Yuan

Genre – Fantasy Comedy

Subject/theme – Monkey is sent 500 years into the future as punishment

Language – Cantonese

Region – Hong Kong, China

Release date
Hong Kong – 21 January 1995
Taiwan – 5 April 2011

Movie Runtime – 88 minutes

Director – Jeffrey Lau

Cast & Role Played
Stephen Chow – Monkey / Joker
Ng Man-tat – Pigsy / Second in Command
Karen Mok – Pak Jing-Jing
Yammie Lam – Spider Woman
Law Kar-ying – Longevity Monk

Plot
500 years ago while escorting the Longevity Monk west, Monkey loses his temper and attacks the monk. Guanyin stops Monkey and sends him to the present where is reincarnated as Joker who is the boss of a gang of outlaws. Joker and his gang are attacked by two demons, Spider Woman and Jing-jing. The two demons take over the gang and make plans to capture and eat the Longevity Monk to they can become immortal.

Pigsy who is reincarnated as Joker’s second command learns of the demons’ plan and chaos breaks out in the gang. Joker falls in love with Jing-jing and Pigsy also falls for Spider Woman.  The Bull King attacks the two couples who flee to a water fall cave where they are forced to confront each other and fight for their lives.

Editor’s Review of A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box – 5/10
With time travel, a ridiculous plot and crazy acting, this movie is funny, confusing and more than a little stupid at times. Stephen Chow is in excellent form with his standard slapstick delivery and Ng Man-tat and Karen Mok are also in excellent form. The movie is very repetitive in some places and boring in others which can make it hard to watch at times.

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Jun 022013
 

The Monkey King 2013 Chinese Movie The Monkey KingThe Monkey King (2013) Chinese Movie Information

Title in Chinese – 大闹天宫
Title in Pinyin – Da Nao Tian Gong

Genre – Action

Subject/theme –the life of the Monkey King before his imprisonment

Language – Mandarin

Region – Hong Kong, China

Release date
China – 20 November 2013
Hong Kong – 20 November 2013
USA – 14 February 2014

Movie Runtime – 90 minutes

Director – Cheang Pou-soi

Cast & Role Played
Donnie Yen – Monkey King, Sun Wu Kong
Chow Yun-fat – Jade Emperor
Aaron Kwok – Bull Demon King
Kelly Chen – Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin
Gigi Leung – Chang’e
Joe Chen – Princess Iron Fan
Peter Ho – Erlang Shen
Liu Ye

Plot
The Monkey King is the main character in the Chinese classic novel “Journey West”. This movie is about the early life of the Monkey king ranging from his birth born from a stone on the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit to his eventual imprisonment by Bhudda. Much of the movie is about the Monkey King’s battle with the Heavenly kingdom, the chaos he causes there and his fights with the armies of heaven and the demons.

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