Blu-Ray Region A Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
Codefree Blu-ray-player required in Europe
Director: Derek Kwok
Producer: Huang Jian Xin
Cast: Shawn Yue, Eddie Peng, Zheng Shuang, Oho Ou, Ni Ni, Faye Yu, Yang Di, Qiao Shan
Running time: 124 min
Released: 2017 [China]
Audio: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles (removable): English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Features: 1080p High Definition Widescreen,
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital
Distributor: Panorama [Hong Kong] 2017
Eddie Peng steps into the iconic role of the Monkey King Sun Wukong in the blockbuster fantasy epic Wu Kong, directed by Derek Kwok (Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons). Rather than another retelling of Journey to the West, the action-adventure is actually adapted from Jin Hezai's popular internet novel that reimagines the hot-blooded origin story of Sun Wukong, five hundred years before he raised havoc in heaven. Back then, Wukong was not yet the Monkey King, and Shawn Yue's Erlang was not yet the greatest warrior of heaven. Also co-starring Ni Ni (The Flower of War), Oho Ou (The Founding of an Army), Zheng Shuang (Love 020) and Faye Yu (The Crossing), Wu Kong brings a spectacular new spin, tone and look to the familiar yet different story of the Monkey King in his younger days.
Three hundred years ago, celestial forces destroyed Wukong's (Eddie Peng) peaceful home in Mount Huaguo in order to root out the evil that supposedly resides in the mountains and within him. He vowed revenge, and after centuries of training, he finally enters the pearly gates of the heavenly kingdom as a pupil. In heaven, Wukong meets the willful and lovable Azi (Ni Ni), the daughter of heaven's ruler Tianzun (Faye Yu), as well as his destined rival, Azi's solemn childhood friend Erlang (Shawn Yue). Reckless and defiant, Wukong readily breaks rules and picks fights, putting him at odds with both Erlang and Tianzun's right-hand man, Tianpeng (Oho Ou). After a fierce confrontation, Wukong, Azi, Erlang and Tian Peng all fall from heaven into the cursed wasteland of Huaguo. Their magical powers gone in the mortal realm, the four are suddenly forced to work together to defend Huaguo's villagers from the dark forces that terrorize the mountain.