Monster of the Day #1382

This is the one I saw over the weekend. I wasn’t even aware of it, but it’s available on Netflix. It’s not as good as the guy’s best film, but that’s a legitimate candidate for the greatest film of the last 20 years, so I’m no surprised. It’s pretty good, though.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Please, someone share the title of this film. I’ve got to know what it is and I’ll never find it on my own,

  • bgbear_rnh

    It is a Stephen Chow film that was recently recommended to me by a another Jabootu irregular regular: “Journey to the West”. Thanks Ken for letting me know it was on Netflix.

    I assume Ken’s favorite is “Kung Fu Hustle” which I have somehow not yet seen the whole film.

  • I’d have gone with Shaolin Soccer myself. God that movie’s great.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Love it.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Thanks bugbear!

  • bgbear_rnh

    I have a bugaboo about being called “Bugbear” ;-)

  • Gamera977

    I was thinking BIGbear_rnh ;)

  • bgbear_rnh

    I get that one too. Better wrong than ignored.

  • Rock Baker

    This is a shot from a movie? Looks like the mural on some guy’s van.

  • The Rev.

    It’s on Netflix!? I know what I’m doing tonight; I’ve been waiting to see this.

    Shaolin Soccer is really good, but I’m on Team Kung Fu Hustle. I got to see that in the theater for my birthday, and to my surprise and delight Dara loved it, too. It was a rare movie we made sure to pick up on DVD the day it came out.

    I still need to see God of Cookery, though.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Yes, I have a Chinese copy of “God of Cookery” I need to watch too.

  • Ken_Begg

    God of Cookery is also on Netflix. SS is great, but it plays like a practice shot for Kung Fu Hustle, which is an AMAZINGLY good movie. I’m sure I’ll end up showing one or the other at a Fest one of these years.

  • Flangepart

    Going hog wild?

  • Marsden

    After Fred moved on, Shaggy got serious with the Mystery Machine.

  • The Rev.

    BOTH are on there!?!? My plans ended up being changed last night, so looks like a double feature for me in the very near future!

    I had heard of SS (I think StompTokyo reviewed it), but KFH was my first Chow movie. After seeing SS, I had the same idea, that it was basically him testing the waters. It was more subdued, and after the nonstop insanity of the later film, I actually felt it dragged a bit a couple of times. Still think it’s a damn fine film, with a great climax, but KFH was just a perfect storm of crazy and awesome that manages to build on itself again and again, up to, and even through, that amazing final battle.* Plus I had the thrill of seeing Bruce Leung again, in a great role no less.

    *One of my favorite non-Fest moviegoing experiences was this movie. (I guess spoiler warning, although anyone that hasn’t seen this by now pretty much deserves it.) When Chow’s character jumped off the hawk and went into his prayer dive, you could hear the crowd, long under the movie’s spell, start murmuring excitedly with a general air of, “Ooooooh shit, here it comes,” with everyone exploding at the giant handprint smashing the Beast like Chow was killing it at the Apollo. The reaction nearly made me laugh up a lung.