Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Demi Gods and Semi Devils 1982


Leung Ka Yan -Xiao Feng
Kent Tong - Duan Yu
Idy Chan - Wang YuYan
Sek Sau - MuRong Fu
Felix Wong - Xu Zhu

Three Heroes of the Story
1.Duan Yu is a young, naive prince of the Kingdom of Dali. During his adventures, he encounters several beautiful young maidens, such as Zhong Ling and Mu Wanqing, and falls in love with them. However, one by one, these maidens are revealed to be actually his half-sisters due to his father's past illicit affairs with several women, such as Gan Baobao and Qin Hongmian. Of these maidens, he is extremely obsessed with Wang Yuyan.

2.Qiao Feng is the popular and charismatic chief of the Beggars' Sect, who possesses strong leadership qualities and exceptional prowess in martial arts. He falls from grace after he is revealed to be a Khitan, and after he is wrongly accused of murdering several fellow pugilists to conceal his identity. He becomes an outcast of the wulin and the prime enemy of all Han Chinese pugilists.

3.Xuzhu is a monk from the Shaolin Sect, described to have a kind-hearted and submissive nature.He follows his elders to a pugilist meeting once, which marks the start of his adventures. Coincidentally and by sheer luck, Xuzhu breaks a weiqi formation and becomes the successor of the Carefree Sect and inherits the powers of Wuyazi. Subsequently, he encounters Tianshan Tonglao and other acquaintances of Wuyazi and learns martial arts from them. He becomes the leader of several unorthodox sects in the jianghu by chance again.

Review : Another Classic from Jin Yong. I haven't seen this version completely , but i have seen the 2003 version so i know the story. This drama is filled with romance,action and suspense. Thats why i won't write much of the story , there is a lot of suspense in the story.
Xiao Feng is the main hero for me, his role is very good and the main pillar of the whole story. Duan Yu and Xu Zhu were more like supporting actors to me. I would suggest to watch this version as it explains the complex story very clearly.

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