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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Movie: Monster Hunt


Monster Hunt China Movie
Title: Monster Hunt
Chinese Title: 捉妖记 / Zhuo Yao Ji
Release Date: July 16, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Suspense
Language: Mandarin
Director: Raman Hui
Origin: China
Related: Monster Hunt 2

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

A story revolving around Song Tian Yin, an ordinary man from a small village who becomes pregnant with the future Demon King and gets pulled into the complicated world of humans and demons.

Zhu Gao (Eric Tsang) and his wife (Sandra Ng) are two demons disguised as humans as they protect the demon queen and her unborn baby. They arrive at Yong Ning Village where they meet Tian Yin (Jing Boran), a kind-hearted lad, Xiao Lan (Bai Bai He), a demon hunter and Luo Gang (Jiang Wu), another demon hunter who opposes Xiao Lan at every turn. To protect her baby, the demon queen pops it inside Tian Yin's body and he becomes a man pregnant with a monster child.

Ge Qian Hu (Wallace Chung) is paying big money for the future Demon King. In order to get paid, Xiao Lan forcefully drags Tian Yin out of the comforts of Yong Ning Village to begin a legendary journey. Along the way, they encounter a Pawnshop Owner (Tang Wei), a Chef (Yao Chen), a pair of adorable demons (Zhang Yue Xuan and Cindy Tian) and many other personalities, all while uncovering a groundbreaking secret.



Fun Facts

  • It became the highest grossing film in China when it aired in 2015, instantly soaring to new heights through its simple yet utterly hilarious premise.
  • It broke numerous records, earning RMB 170 million on the day of its premiere. It raked in RMB 2.4 billion on its 58th day of premiere which surpassed the record previously held by Fast and the Furious 7. (Source: iFeng)
  • It cost RMB 350 million to produce the movie.
  • It was only overtaken by Stephen Chow's Mermaid in the following year.
  • Taiwanese actor Kai Ko was originally cast as the lead but he had to back out after the drug scandal with Jaycee Chan. The scenes, which were shot with Kai Ko in 2014 had to be reshot in 2015 with Jing Boran as the lead.


Cast
Monster Hunt Bai Baihe Bai Baihe as Xiao Lan
Monster Hunt Jing Boran Jing Boran as Tian Yin
Monster Hunt Jiang Wu Jiang Wu as Chu Zi Tian Shi
Monster Hunt Elaine Jin Elaine Jin as Tian Yin's Grandmother
Monster Hunt Wallace Chung Wallace Chung as Ge Qianhu
Monster Hunt Eric Tsang Eric Tsang as Lin Gao
Monster Hunt Sandra Ng Sandra Ng as Pang Ying
Monster Hunt Yan Ni Yan Ni as Luo Bing
Monster Hunt Tang Wei Tang Wei as Shop Owner of Da Ya Dian
Monster Hunt Yao Chen Yao Chen as Zhuo Yao Tian Shi

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