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A Chinese Odyssey Part One - Pandoras Box (1994)

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Summary: Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain immortality), the Monkey King is reincarnated as the Joker. He now spends his time chasing two jealous women. When one of them is dying, the Joker goes back in time in an attempt to save her. (imdb)

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure

Country: China, Hong Kong

Directed By: Jeffrey Lau

Written By: Jeffrey Lau, Ch'eng-En Wu

Starring: Stephen Chow, Man-Tat Ng, Kar-Ying Law, Karen Mok, Kit Ying Lam, Athena Chu, Jeffrey Lau, Kin-Yan Lee

AKA: A Chinese Odyssey, Sai yau gei: Dai yat baak ling yat wui ji - Yut gwong bou haap

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A Chinese Odyssey Part One - Pandoras Box belongs to 13 collections
1. Films available in HD (public: moderated by kubricksucks - 10 stars)
2. Hong Kong Film Awards' List of The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 5 stars)
3. Duology (public: moderated by Ag0stoMesmer - 1 star)
4. LoveHKFilm: The Best 200 Hong Kong Films Ever (private: edkrak - 2 stars)
5. 2C (private: twisp)
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