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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tip of the Iceberg
Stephen Chow created an amazing body of work for the Hong Kong market in the 1990s, and very little of it has trickled to the West. Unfortunately, since since smash hit "Kung Fu Hustle", he has been largely paralyzed into inactivity. What a shame, because as a comedian - and he is primarily a comedian, not a martial artist - he rates among the world's best...
Published on December 1, 2012 by Brian P. Nestor

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only you~
Love the movies, but hate the subtitles. Classic Stephen Chow comedy with heartwarming romance, but it's a pity that so much is lost in the translation.
Published 8 months ago by Un-So Park


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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tip of the Iceberg, December 1, 2012
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This review is from: Chinese Odyssey 1 & 2 (DVD)
Stephen Chow created an amazing body of work for the Hong Kong market in the 1990s, and very little of it has trickled to the West. Unfortunately, since since smash hit "Kung Fu Hustle", he has been largely paralyzed into inactivity. What a shame, because as a comedian - and he is primarily a comedian, not a martial artist - he rates among the world's best. Slowly we are seeing some of his classics get English subtitled releases.

'Chinese Odyssey 1 & 2' are two back-to-back movies that are the wildest and most surreal of his career, and that's saying a lot! They tell the story of the Monkey King and are done in a style similar to Terry Gilliam in 'Time Bandits'. Off-the-wall humor and sight gags rule the day. But underneath all the buffoonery and make-up there is a great love story and a plot not unlike "Back to the Future'.

If you like Hong Kong cinema and want to see something more than a little different, I highly recommend these two movies. The price is right, and unlike my previous HK version, the subtitles make sense. Non-stop action and comedy, but with a serious side, 'Chinese Odyssey 1 & 2' will entertain you. There is an exceptional ensemble cast, but Stephen Chow steals the day as usual, even when he is disguised as the Monkey King.

I can only hope for even more Chow to be released, such as the 'Fight Back To School' series or 'Forbidden City Cop'. How about 'God of Cookery' or 'From Being With Love'?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stephen Chow great as always., December 8, 2012
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These were the first two Stephen Chow movies I saw. I loved them and became a fan. This has to do with the Monkey King. Check them out and his other films.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pacing and Comedy isn't for everyone, but it's still worth the ride., December 9, 2014
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Saw this movie when I was a kid... Still consider this one of the best movies (I'm considering both movies as one) ever. The pacing and the comedy might not be suitable for everyone, but it's totally worth it once you you've watched both movies. Also.. try re-watching it, you will catch a lot of things you were not able to initially.

Highly recommend it if you're able to deal with the pacing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Epic Kung-Fu Tale, November 24, 2014
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i am in love with Stephen Chow, this movie was previously only available for the Honk kong market. it is a 2 part Epic Tale of the Monkey King and very similar to his new movie journey to the West. all the elements of a supernatural Chinese tale are here- Demons, Goddesses, Monks and monsters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Stephen Chow's best movie's created!, March 5, 2013
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It's just so damn hilarious! It mixes between romance and comedy making you laugh hard, but also cry hard! It also has lots of meaning in the movie. If you like comedy I recommend watching this!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy, Rent, or Steal!, March 12, 2013
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If you liked CJ7, Shoalin Soccer, or Kung Fu Hustle than this movie collection is for you. My Kids and I loved both films. Good for familys , kids or kids at heart.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great films!, August 5, 2013
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I've always been a fan of the Journey to the West story. Certainly a fantastical foray into it! A must have for Stephen Chow film lovers!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well made exciting all the way through, August 19, 2014
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flashy and exciting, don't miss if you like action movies
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to find in English, February 15, 2015
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Like his other movies, these are amazing. Very funny and so glad it was in English.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only you~, June 9, 2014
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Love the movies, but hate the subtitles. Classic Stephen Chow comedy with heartwarming romance, but it's a pity that so much is lost in the translation.
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