Stephen Chow - The Mad Monk (1993)
Cantonese Chinese | Subtitle : Chinese | 1h:00 | XVid 576x320 | 128 kbps mp3 | 23 fps | 780 MB
Stephen Chow ridicules inferior folk - that is, anyone not named Stephen Chow - in the chaotic, but still somewhat entertaining Mad Monk. A 1993 comedy directed by Johnnie To, Mad Monk features Chow in one of his typical roles. He plays the arrogant, but amusingly mischievous god Dragon Fighter Lo Han, who spends his time in Heaven revealing the petty hypocrisies and ridiculously self-important ways of his fellow gods. Either that, or he simply likes being a smartass, a talent that eventually gets him in trouble. Thanks to his wacky ways, Lo Han is sentenced to spend his next ten lifetimes as an animal, but the Goddess of Mercy Kuan-Yin (Anita Mui in a cameo) commutes Lo Han's sentence with certain conditions. Here's the deal: Lo Han must go to Earth as a mortal monk, and must convince three eternally cursed individuals to give up their dead-end ways and change their fates. The three charity cases: an incorrigible prostitute (Maggie Cheung), an eternal beggar (Anthony Wong), and a brutal killer (Kirk Wong, director of Crime Story). If Lo Han can save them, i.e. alter their fate such that their next reincarnation is not the same profession as their last, he'll earn his way back to Heaven. Lo Han isn't supposed to use any magic on Earth, but thanks to the collusion of a couple of Heavenly buddies (Ng Man-Tat and Wong Yat-Fei), he gets a magic fan that can access magical powers three times daily. The problem: the three individuals are tough nuts to crack, and there are supernatural (read: evil) forces working against him. Can Lo Han save these souls, fight off giant demon Heh Lo-Sha, and still spend time needling everyone else?