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Journey to the West TV Serial DVD Set

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CCTV television serials: Journey to the West
25 television serials, directed by Yang Jie
Starred by Liu Xiao Ling Tong, Chi Zhong Rui, Ma Dehua, Xu Shaohua, Yan Huai Li
Produced by CCTV
Packing 2 discs (DVD-9, double layers)
Audio: 1 Mandarin; 2 Cantonese
Picture: Mpeg-2, color
Region: All.

Adapted from the famous Chinese classic novel of the same title by Wu Cheng'en, a writer in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), "Journey to the West" in the TV version is directed by the female director Yang Jie. In 1986, the series topped the TV ratings.
Based on the actual pilgrimage of the monk Xuanzang to India in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the story had already become a favorite of the Chinese people when Wu Cheng'en shaped it into a romantic novel which describes the Monkey King, also known as Sun Wukong, and his entourage protecting Xuanzang against that is all kinds of demons on an adventurous journey westward.
It was successful because it was the first TV-series on the mainland to retell a popular tale and the first TV production to use cinematic techniques.

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"WUKONG, help me!"
"Wukong, where are you?"
A monk was tied to a big stone, crying for help.
Several pretty and coquettish women surrounded him, looking up and down before bursting into laughter.
At the entrance of the cave, a monkey was knocking on the door.
"Cut!"
This is how one of the outdoor scenes of the sequel to the popular television drama series "Journey to the West" goes.
Besides, no TV production had involved such a complicated use of make-up and costumes.
Since the first nationwide broadcast of the original 25 episodes 13 years ago, provincial television stations have broadcast the series many times at the viewers' request.
"We wish to successfully combine the Chinese traditional play with modern television techniques," said Yang.
Above all, Yang said that the Monkey King, a symbol of bravery, cleverness and justice, has been popular among people through the ages. The stories of those protecting Xuanzang against enemies and subduing all kinds of demons and goblins are always the first choice for parents when they read for their children.
"They will be popular as long as the struggle between good and evil exists," Yang concluded.

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Contents

1    The Birth of Monkey King
2    Monkey King Being in Charge of Horses
3    Monkey King Making a Mess in Heaven Palace
4    Monkey King Being imprisoned in Wuhang Mountain
5    Monkey King Becomes the Body Guard of Monk Tang
6    Disaster in Kwan-yin Temple
7    Getting Ba Jie with Strategy
8    Facing Three Adversities During the Rough Journey
9    Stealing the Ginseng Fruit
10    Beating the Dead Bones Spirit Three Times
11    Stimulating the Monkey King Wisely
12    Seizing Treasures in Lotus Flower Cave
13    Killing the Devils in the Wuji Country
14    A Battle with the Red Boy
15    Defeating the Three Monsters with Magic
16    The Funny Advantage in the Women Nation
17    Getting the Palm-leaf Fan for Three Times
18    Cleaning the Tower and Clarifying the Injustice
19    Getting in the Little Thunder Temple Accidentally
20    Doctor Monkey King
21    Falling in the Spider Silk Cave Accidentally
22    Visiting the Abyss for Four Times
23    Teaching in Yuhua Continent
24    Getting the Rabbit Spirit in India
25    Arriving the Pure Land

tang priestJourney to the West is a mythological novel based on many centuries of popular tradition. It was probably put into its present form in the 1570s by Wu Cheng'en (1500-82).

This lively fantasy relates the amazing adventures of the priest Xuanzang as he travels west in search of Buddhist sutras with his three disciples, the irreverent and capable Monkey, greedy Pig, and Friar Sand. The opening chapters recount the earlier exploits of Monkey, culminating in his rebellion against Heaven. We then learn how Xuanzang became a monk and was sent on his pilgrimage by the Tang emperor who had escaped death with the help of an Underworld official.
The main story, the journey, takes the priest through all kinds of entertaining trials and tribulations, mainly at the hands of monsters and spirits who want to eat him. Most, like the ferocious Red Boy, want to devour him. Some, such as the scorpion spirit of Pipa Cave, take the form of beautiful women in the hope of seducing him. Only the courage and powers of his disciples, especially Monkey, save him from death. Monkey has to use all his connections in the supernatural world to find the help that will enable him to defeat these and other formidable enemies, such as the Bull Demon King and Princess iron Fan, or the imitation Monkey who is indistinguishable from himself. On the last part of the journey the demons come in as wide a range of shapes and kinds as ever. Among them are spider-women who spin webs from their navels, a pride of lion monsters and a terrible female spirit who carries the Tang Priest down into her bottomless cave to marry him. These and all the other fiends test to the very limit Monkey's ingenuity, supernatural powers and connections throughout the universe. Monkey is the hero of the fantasy, and the reader will soon learn why he has long been so loved in China. Will the pilgrims reach the Vulture Peak and obtain the scriptures? The answer will only be found at the end of the 100-chapter novel. sha monk

The story is as full of imagination as Monkey is of magic, and packed with incident and down-to-earth humor. The illustrations are from 19th-century Chinese edition.

"Journey to the West has the same status in Chinese popular literature as Dickens, the the Wizard of Oz and the Superman comics combined. Everyone knows it. The episodes are featured in countless theatre pieces, comic books, and cartoon shows." -- James Beerbower

"The story, attributed to Wu Cheng-en, is quite hilarious on the surface, full of creatures, jokes and foibles, and on the other hand it is a deeply religious plot. This is the finest piece of Chinese literature I've come across." -- Alexander Moir

"When I read the book, I was so intrigued in the writing, I couldn't put it down. This is definitely a book worth reading. The language is moderately difficult. I had quite an easy time reading it (and I'm only 8). A must read, it is absolutely fantastic. " -- Christine Wong

 中国古典名著电视连续剧 西游记DVD收藏版
【片装】2 Discs (DVD-9)
【语种】国/粤语配音,中文字幕
【国家地区】全球地区码

【内容提要】

电视连续剧《西游记》根据吴承恩同名文学古典名著改编,几乎包括了百回小说《西游记》里所有精彩篇章。

这部片子塑造了众多色彩绚丽的屏幕形象。孙悟空机敏诙谐,猪八戒愚直滑稽,沙和尚憨厚忠勇,辅保大唐高僧玄奘去西天取经。师徒四人一路抢滩涉险、降妖伏怪、历经八十一难,取回真经,终修正果。
该片采用实景为主,内外景结合的拍摄方法。既有金碧辉煌的灵宵宝殿,祥云飘渺的瑶池仙境,金镶玉砌的东海龙宫等棚内场景,又有风光倚丽的园林妙景,名山绝胜以及扬名远近的寺刹道观??把奇妙的故事和瑰丽的景色结合在一起,极大的丰富了本片的可观赏性。 该片众多演员的出色表演更是赢得广大观众的认可,使得这部电视剧成为中国电视剧的一个经典,也是多年来大家津津乐道的一个影视佳品,适合全家老少一起观赏。

二十五集电视剧《西游记》
【主要演员】:六小龄童 迟重瑞 马德华 等
【导 演】:杨洁

第一集 猴王初问世
第二集 官封弼马温
第三集 大圣闹天宫
第四集 困囚五行山
第五集 猴王保唐僧
第六集 祸起观音院
第七集 计收猪八戒
第八集 坎途逢三难
第九集 偷吃人参果
第十集 三打白骨精
第十一集 智激美猴王
第十二集 夺冠宝莲花洞
第十三集 除妖乌鸡国
第十四集 大战红孩儿
第十五集 斗半降三怪
第十六集 趣经女儿国
第十七集 三调芭蕉扇
第十八集 扫塔辨奇冤
第十九集 误入小雷音
第二十集 孙猴巧行医
第二十一集 错坠盘丝洞
第二十二集 四探无底洞
第二十三集传艺玉华洲
第二十四集 天竺收玉兔
第二十五集 波生极乐天

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