Peacock King

1988

Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Horror

195
IMDb Rating 6 10 252

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Biao Yuen as Fighter in Opening Credit Sequence
Chia-Hui Liu as Mongolian commander #2
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776.02 MB
1280*720
Chinese 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
86 min
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1.56 GB
1920×1080
Chinese 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
86 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by dbborroughs 8 / 10 / 10

A great deal of fun in a pre CGI way

Manga based Chinese film about two men, Lucky Fruit and Peacock who are the only two people who stand between humanity and the resurrection of the Hell King by the evil Raga and the daughter of the Hell King. Old school action fantasy horror film mixes stop motion, forced perspective, wires, rubber and other non computer effects for use in a slam bang fantasy film. This is a movie that just starts and goes and never worries about all the details, it just pulls you along like a crazy friend who has this idea of how to do a road trip. It may not be the perfect road trip but you can't say you're not having fun. With Monsters that run the gamut from something from John Carpenter's The Thing to Korda's Thief of Bagdad to Krull to schlocky 1980's glowing eyes horror films this movie is a great deal of fun for people who don't mind less then perfect monsters. The martial arts sequences are well done even when they sprinkle in magical aide. Best of all are the characters who seem to all belong together and who banter about with a nice level of wittiness that doesn't fall into cliché or stupidity. I just really like this movie in a rainy afternoon popcorn sort of way. How good is it? I'm thinking of replacing my perfectly fine dollar VCD with a more expensive DVD copy so I can have more options where I watch this. Worth a bowl of popcorn and a soda.

Reviewed by phillip-58 8 / 10 / 10

Underrated fantasy film

A lot of people seem to misunderstand this type of film. It is fantasy, based on a famous Japanese Manga and various Japanese legends. It was very popular in Japan (making a huge star of Gloria Yip in this her first film), average in HK and poorly received in the rest of the world. Glad as I am to see it in such a good print I was surprised HK Legends released this film above others (like Pedicab Driver, still not released). It is not a straight kung fu film and to expect protracted one on one human fight scenes is to miss the point of such a film. Enjoy it for what it is, fantasy with reasonable (for the time) special effects and Yuen Biao as an actor.

Reviewed by ThyDavideth 8 / 10 / 10

Peacock! Heh Heh Heh Heh!

Peacock King is about two monks who are on a quest to stop some demon from entering the earth realm, I think. Eh! The story was relatively comprehensible but I was still somewhat perplexed for some unknown reason. Nam Nai Choi is one of my favorite directors ever because of his other films Story Of Ricky, 7th Curse and The Cat so I am going to be lenient with this one. Why i like this one is because of the cinematography in which is Choi's greatest strengths considering he was a cinematographer for Shaw Brothers, the special effects were actually cool as ****, the monsters were creative and the action was fun. And Gloria Yip, too, which I have a desire to put my nuts in her adorable face and butt! The pacing was sluggish but I don't care. Not his best movie but it is wacky fun.

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