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The Cave of the Silken Web

Directed by Dan Duyu
1927    59m
One of the earliest cinematic adaptation of Chinese classic novel Journey to the West. When seeking for food alone, Tang Xuanzang was kept prisoner by seven spider monsters who took the form of seven beautiful women. The Monkey King and the other two of Xuanzang's disciples managed to rescue him with the help of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva/Guanyin. They renounced the desire for lust and continued the quest for Buddhist Scriptures.
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Cast of The Cave of the Silken Web
  • Yin MingzhuThe Spider Queen
  • Ng Man-ChiuWukong, the monkey
  • Jiang MeikangTang Xuanzang, the pilgrim
  • Zhou HongquanZhu Wuneng, the pig
  • Zhan JialiSha Wujing, the shark
  • Rongzhu HeThe Man in White
  • Peizhen XiaSecond spider spirit
  • Dan ErchunSandy
  • Baoqi Chenyellow flower Daoist spirit

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