International Teaser For Stephen Chow's JOURNEY TO THE WEST

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International Teaser For Stephen Chow's JOURNEY TO THE WEST
More slapstick insanity ensues in the Taiwanese teaser for Stephen Chow's fantasy comedy Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons.  It features new footage of an incompetent demon hunter getting into all kinds of silly situations.  This marks the first Stephen Chow-directed film without Chow himself carrying the onscreen comedy, leaving Shu Qi and Bo Wong to fill the spotlight.
Based on one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature of the same name, Stephen Chow's "Journey To The West" is a contemporary remake of the misadventures of a Buddhist monk as he makes a pilgrimage from China to India. The monk travelled to the "Western Regions" during the Tang Dynasty, to obtain sacred texts (sūtras). The bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (Guanyin), on instruction from the Buddha, gives this task to the monk and his three protectors in the form of disciples - namely Sun Wukong, Zhu Bajie and Sha Wujing - together with a dragon prince who acts as Xuanzang's steed, a white horse. These four characters have agreed to help Xuanzang as atonement for their past sins.
The theatrical release date is on Chinese New Year (February 7th).  You'll find the teaser embedded below.
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hutchJanuary 22, 2013 5:58 PM


mikeJanuary 23, 2013 12:58 AM

what is this?? its in mandarin. stephen isnt even in it. its about the monkey king yet the whole trailer and possibly move is only shu qi and bo wong?? looks horrible!

snailJanuary 23, 2013 9:26 PM

Looks like garbage. Such a shame stephen...

Luca BJanuary 24, 2013 8:47 AM

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tman418January 24, 2013 6:32 PM

This film looks like complete shit. I swear, the Chinese seem to have a weird sense of humor in their movies.

I want the Donnie Yen version, "The Monkey King." According to several articles, Donnie Yen's version was filmed in IMAX 3D. I hope that IMAX 3D part is true, and I hope they bring it to the U.S. in 15perf/70mm IMAX 3D! And I wish they would release a proper trailer for that one.

Art VandelayFebruary 3, 2013 1:24 AM
Thank goodness, the review is very positive. I knew Stephen Chow would do well. Take that, doubters!

henry leeFebruary 18, 2013 6:15 AM

It doesn't look good to me beside CG effects. Personally I don't like the appearance of the pig and especially the Monkey king, so tiny, shorty and ugly, some more big headed. I believe all because it's played by a kid. I believe a lot of Stephen's fans will be disappointed too. Stephen should get prepared to face the big comparison cox Donnie Yen's monkey king movie is coming and poster looks so so so much better than this. I heard Matrix's team doing the costume & cosmetic in this movie.

Jack FancyFebruary 23, 2013 12:09 PM

The movie is absolutely hilarious! Any fan of Stephen Chow will appreciate his mark left on the cast. EVERYBODY I know (they're all Chinese, btw) are raving about this movie. Stephen Chow's Monkey Movies are probably never really targeted for western audiences as you need a lot of cultural and language background to understand the majority.

Tears were coming out of my eyes on many occasions but then it'd get dramatic, then horrific then philosophical. This movie takes liberties on the background stories of the four characters before they met and were saved by Buddha so we see a Monkey King unlike ever seen before.

If you can watch this movie without subtitles, you'll love it.
If you really are a Chow fan, you'll still dig it.
If you were looking for another Kung Fu Hustle.... Move along.

dkFebruary 23, 2013 11:41 PM

crap movie . please dont bother to watch!