Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013)

Director
Derek Kwok Chi-Kin; Stephen Chow

Main cast
Wen Zhang; Shu Qi; Huang Bo; Show Luo; Lee Sheung-Ching

Genres
Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy

Description
Demon hunter Chen Xuanzhang (Wen Zhang) believes that he can purify any demon through love. However, his belief is shaken when his attempt to defeat a demon fish ends in a family's death and a victory for violent demon hunter Duan (Shu Qi). After getting encouragement from his master, Xuanzhang soldiers on to hunting down a demonic hog with the help of Duan, who has fallen in love with Xuanzhang. Despite help from other demon hunters, the hog gets away. As a last resort, Xuanzhang and Duan turn to the help of Sun Wukong (Huang Bo), who has been imprisoned for five centuries for his crimes in heaven.


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