Journey to the West aka Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons is literally coming to the west….yeah. This wacky remake of the 90’s A Chinese Odyssey (which itself is a retelling of a 500 year old tale) directed by Stephen Chow (by way of Derek Kwok) contains a decent helping of bizarre CG humor and demon martial arts zaniness. This flick is On-Demand right now. The release is set for May 27th, 2014 on Blu-ray & DVD from Magnet / Magnolia.
Synopsis: “Demon hunter Chen Xuanzhang (Wen Zhang) believes that he can purify any demon through love. However, his belief is shaken when his attempt to defeat a demon fish ends in a family’s death and a victory for violent demon hunter Duan (Shu Qi). After getting encouragement from his master, Xuanzhang soldiers on to hunting down a demonic hog with the help of Duan, who has fallen in love with Xuanzhang. Despite help from other demon hunters, the hog gets away. As a last resort, Xuanzhang and Duan turn to the help of Sun Wukong (Huang Bo), who has been imprisoned for five centuries for his crimes in heaven.”
Journey to the West has a run time of approximately 110 minutes and is rated PG13.
Staring Wen Zhang, Shu Qi, Huang Bo & Show Luo. Directed By Stephen Chow & Derek Kwok.