Being a huge fan of "Monkey", I was elated to discover that the
premise of "Monkey Magic" was still going strong in the world of
international films with "Monkey Journey to the West" finally being
released on DVD that follows the popular Chinese mythos.
Brought to us by the Shaw Brothers Studios, Monkey Journey to the
West follows the exploits of Monkey (anger), Pig (lust) and their
keeper, monk Guan Ying as they travel the world in search of
enlightenment. This current edition contains four films that include
Monkey Goes West, Princess Iron Fan, The Cave of Silken Web and The
Land of Many Perfumes as the viewer is taken on a wondrous journey
of demons, men and religion that is often light hearted and contains
a healthy dose of action and adventure.
The video quality is rather impressive, considering the age of the
title with sharp colours that is matched with decent sound quality.
Filmed in a variety of authentic and studio locations, the creators
have truly recreated an inspirational Chinese fairytale that have an
almost surreal atmosphere and story to them. Definitely one for
those looking for something a little different.