"In the worlds before Monkey, primal chaos reigned. Heaven sought order. The moisture of the Earth, the powers of the Sun and the Moon worked upon a certain rock and it became magically fertile. From it came a stone monkey. The nature of Monkey was irrepressible!"
On the way to India to collect ancient holy scrolls, the sacred priestess, Sanzo, and her loyal band of followers led by Monkey are implored by a mysterious princess to protect her people from a powerful goblin warlord, King Gold Horn, and his tyrannical brother, Silver Horn.
They have wrestled control of the palace, plundered its riches and transformed the royal family into terrapin turtles. Mischievous Monkey, Sandy, Pigsy and Sanzo must combine their strength to defeat the evil warlords and prevent the world being plunged into darkness forever!
Thirty years in the making, Monkey has finally made it to the big screen with this brand new feature length adventure.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 10/04/2010 01:19:34
I bought the Blu-ray and, to be honest, I wish I hadn't. A good film in its own right but don't buy it if you want to re-live the original Monkey! as this won't do it. Pigsy and Sandy really don't play much of a part in the story line or film as whole, they're effectively just there for appearances. Monkey's blonde hair and the more modern costumes just didn't 'do it' for me and I'll be looking to buy the DVD boxed collection of the original series.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: TreeHead on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Super Film - a must see for any monkey fan
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 16/10/2009 23:07:32
Having reached 40 and grown up with Monkey as a child I would thoroughly recommend this blu-ray. Not only does it capture the enthusiasm that was fundamental to the original series, it also adds superb special effects that were lacking in the original. Monkey comes alive in this film as never before. The story is great. Only one bad thing to say is that it is in Japanese with English subtitles. However when u get into the film these subtitles soon become second nature.
I have no qualms in recommending this film to any die-hard Monkey fan!
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: peter321 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 26/05/2009 12:17:03
I held off buying this Blu-Ray as there wasnt any other reviews on Play, I thought this title had potential to be a turkey. A remake of Monkey is something not to be trifled with.
NOT TO BE, this film is a MUST for all fans of the original Monkey!!
The film itself is very true to original classic TV series, the characters themselves are spot on, in no way during the film did I think I was watching some poor imitation. You would think it was the Monkey character from the 70s show who was in the film (apart from the blonde hair), this was also a very high budget film, the sets & effects are stunning, the film is in beautiful colours. I am so glad I bought this Blu-ray. I havent given reviews to anything on Play before, I felt the need to leave one for this film as I guess there will be people like me holding back to see a review. This film is truly Monkey Magic!!! Buy it, you wont be dissapointed.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Kubickiboy on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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