Thursday, June 26, 2008

275 CREATION : ' Ivy Ling Po Special II '

' Ivy Ling Po Special II '


274 SB FANTASY : ‘ The Monkey Goes West ‘

‘ The Monkey Goes West ‘

Cast : Yueh Hua , Diana Cheung , Ho Fan
Director : Ho Meng-hua


Tang priest Tripitaka was tasked to bring the Buddhist scriptures from India to China. Along his perilous journey, he met the legendary Monkey God who was cast down by the Lord Buddha and thereafter awaiting for the priest’s arrival ….

The first chapter of ‘ Journey To The West ‘ with wonderful huang mei diao by Pigsy !

Rating : 4 stars of 5

273 SB FANTASY : ‘ Princess Iron Fan ‘

‘ Princess Iron Fan ‘

Cast : Pat Ting Hung , Yueh Hua , Cheng Pei-Pei , Ho Fan , Lily Ho
Director : Ho Meng-hua


Tripitaka and his disciples arrived at a village that had been devastated by fires ignited by Princess Iron Fan. The latter had grudges against his disciple, Monkey and thus, wanted to block his way to India.
Meanwhile two ‘White Bone’ demons schemed to capture Tripitaka ….

The second chapter of the classic literature with strong cast !

Rating : 4 stars of 5

272 SB FANTASY : ‘ The Cave Of Silken Web ‘

‘ The Cave Of Silken Web ‘

Cast : Angela Yu Chien, Shen Yi
Director : Ho Meng-hua


In a cave lived seven demon spiders. When they knew of Tripitaka’s passing by their residence, they decided to capture him. Fear of his disciple Monkey’s power, they plotted to lure his lecherous disciple Pigsy into their trap ...

The third chapter with fast paced actions !

Rating : 4 ½ stars of 5

271 SB FANTASY : ‘ The Land Of Many Perfumes ‘

‘ The Land Of Many Perfumes ‘

Cast : Fang Ying , Li Hsiang-chun , Ho Fan
Director : Ho Meng-hua


Tripitaka and his disciples continued their journey to the west and came to a land entirely populated by females. When the queen saw Tripitaka, she decided to marry her daughter to him. Meanwhile, several demons were awaiting for their chances to capture Tripitaka ….

This is the finale of the classic, but not as intriguing as the first three episodes …

Rating : 3 ½ stars of 5

Sunday, June 22, 2008

270 CREATION : ' 12 Glamorous Shaw Stars '

' 12 Glamorous Shaw Stars ' ...

269 SB KUNG FU : ‘ My Young Auntie ‘

‘ My Young Auntie ‘

Cast : Kara Hui , Liu Chia-liang , Xiao Hou
Director : Liu Chia-liang


A young widow was on a mission to deliver a fought-over deed of inheritance to the rightful heir: her husband’s nephew who was almost twice as old as the aunt. Despite the age disparity, the nephew bounded to respect the family hierarchies but not his westernized son who was the same age as the aunt and thus led to conflicts….

Kara Hui won a ‘Best Actress’ award in a HK film fest with her dashing performance in this kung fu comedy. Thumps up!

Rating : 4 ½ stars of 5

268 REVIEW : ‘ The Female Prince ‘

‘ The Female Prince ‘

Cast : Ivy Ling Po, Fang Ying, Li Ching, Chin Feng, Chin Han
Director : Chow Sze-loke


A poor scholar was framed by his future in-laws for theft of gold and put to jail. His fiancée thus went in disguise as a man to sit for an imperial examination, hoping to succeed and redress his injustice. Little did she expect that her success had put her in a dilemma for the emperor had called upon ‘her’ marriage to the princess…

Rating : 3 ½ stars of 5

267 SB ROMANCE : ‘ The Merry Wife ‘

‘ The Merry Wife ‘

Cast : Li Ching , Ling Yun
Director : Chin Chu Yung


When a 17 year-old student married a 35 year-old teacher and decided to attend the same school in their respective roles, a handful of compromising situations evolved. Their marriage must be kept as a secret from the other students / teachers and at the same time they must keep their sanity. Things became complicated when the male students fancied about the wife and the females in the school had an eye on the husband …

Rating : 3 ½ stars of 5