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Journey to the West (2013)

Xi you: Xiang mo pian (original title)
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Tang Sanzang, an aspiring Buddhist hero tries to protect a village from three demons. He develops complex feelings for Miss Duan, the demon hunter who repeatedly helps him, and finally quests to meet the legendary Monkey King.

Directors:

Stephen Chow, Chi-kin Kwok (co-director) (as Derek Kwok)

Writers:

Stephen Chow (as Xingchi Zhou), Chi-kin Kwok (as Zijian Guo) | 6 more credits »
2 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Qi Shu ... Miss Duan
Zhang Wen ... Xuan Zang
Bo Huang ... Sun Wukong
Show Lo ... Prince Important
Sheung-ching Lee Sheung-ching Lee ... Sand Monk
Bingqiang Chen ... KL Hog
Sihan Cheng Sihan Cheng ... Master Nameless
Xing Yu ... Fist of the North Star (as Xingyu)
Zhengyu Lu ... Killer Yi
Chi Ling Chiu ... Killer Er
Di Yang Di Yang ... Killer San
Chrissie Chau ... Killer Si
Hangyu Ge Hangyu Ge ... Killer Wu / Short Monkey King
Min Hun Fung ... Taoist Priest
Lun Yeung Lun Yeung ... Mayor
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Storyline

Tang Sanzang, an aspiring Buddhist hero tries to protect a village from three demons. He develops complex feelings for Miss Duan, the demon hunter who repeatedly helps him, and finally quests to meet the legendary Monkey King.

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Based on the original story that inspired the international cult classic TV series Monkey. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for fantasy violence including bloody images, some sexual content and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

7 February 2013 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Journey to the West See more »

Filming Locations:

Heng Dian, China

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,456, 9 March 2014

Gross USA:

$18,058

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205,637,183
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby Atmos)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film marks the beginning of Stephen Chow's filmmaking career without an acting role. See more »

Connections

Version of The Monkey King (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Fishermen's Song of the East Sea
Composed by Gu Guan Ren and Ma Sheng Long
Courtesy of Naxos Rights US, Inc
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
Under Licence from Sony Pictures Music Group
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This movie tells a Buddhist story - don't listen to bad reviews
22 October 2013 | by attilabarcellosSee all my reviews

The movie is a wonderful experience, for Buddhists and for the general public that is able to enjoy fantastic stories.

It is about the first part of a very long story of the monkey god Wukong, a very powerful entity that used to annoy meditation practitioners at Buddha's time.

The special effects are above average and the overall experience, too.

There's a lot of action and funny moments, also. Nevertheless, I don't think that's a movie for children, after all. Please, don't listen to the bad reviews, they really aren't fit for this kind of movie.

Enjoy, being or not a Buddhist.


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