| A Chinese Odyssey - Part I, Pandora's Box (1995)
Director: Lau Chun Wai
Chow, Atbena Chu, Mok Man Wai
This epic costume film is one of
Stephen Chow’s best films.
The adventures of the Longevity Monk &
his disciple, the playful Monkey King is portrayed in this fascinating
Chinese epic. Punished by the gods, they are sent down to earth
reincarnated as mortals.
An ambitious, highly-produced costume
fable based upon the folk legend "Journey to the West," which finds the
playful, once-divine Monkey King (now reborn in a human form) employing
a mysterious time-travel device (the titular box) in his quest to shed
his human feet of clay. A showcase for the comic gifts of the
rubber-faced and nimble Chow, with plenty of dramatic interest, special
effects, and martial arts action.
List Price: US $21.95
Cantonese / Mandarin
English / Chinese
(Can be played on any DVD player in the
- "Adult Material;
Parental Guidance Recommended" (roughly equal to an
MPPA rating of "R") Films rated Category IIB
contain large amounts of violence and/or nudity and
sexual situations in addition to possible explicit
language and adult situations.