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The Cave of the Silken Web (1927 film)

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Director  Dan Duyu
Writer  Guan Jian
Duration  
6.3/10 IMDb

Genre  Fantasy
Screenplay  Guan Jian
Language  Silent
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Release date  February 2, 1927 (1927-02-02) (Palace Theater, Shanghai)
Based on  Journey to the West  by Wu Chengen
Initial release  February 2, 1927 (Shanghai)
Sequel  The Cave of the Silken Web II
Cast  Yin Mingzhu, Jiang Meikang, Zhou Hongquan, Wu Wenchao, Zhan Jiali, Xia Peizhen, He Rongzhu, Dan Erchun, Chen Baoqi
Similar movies  Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013)

The Cave of the Silken Web (Chinese: 盘丝洞; pinyin: Pan Si Dong) a.k.a. Journey to the West - the Spiders Cave (西游记-盘丝洞) a.k.a. Spiders is a 1927 Chinese film directed by Dan Duyu and starring Yin Mingzhu as the first spider spirit. It is based on an episode of the shenmo fantasy novel Journey to the West, a Chinese literary classic written in the Ming Dynasty.

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The ten-reel silent film was produced by Shanghai Yingxi Company.

The Cave of the Silken Web (1927 film) Lost Chinese Silent Film The Cave of the Silken Web Found and

It was thought to be a lost film, until 2013, when an original copy of The Cave of the Silken Web was discovered in the archives of the National Library in Mo i Rana, Norway. The film was presented at the Films from the South 2013 festival in Oslo. Roughly three quarters of the film is preserved, the first reel and a section in the middle is lost. The Norwegian copy has retained the original Chinese intertitles, but includes additional jokes in Norwegian written for the local audience.

The Cave of the Silken Web (1927 film) The Cave of the Silken Web Pan Si Dong Hammer Museum

Cast

  • Yin Mingzhu as First Spider Spirit
  • Xia Peizhen as Second Spider Spirit
  • Wu Wenchao as Sun Wukong
  • Jiang Meikang as Tang Sanzang
  • Zhou Hongquan as Zhu Bajie
  • Dan Erchun as Sha Wujing
  • He Rongzhu as Man In White
  • Chen Baoqi as Yellow Flower Daoist Spirit
  • Sequel

    The film was followed by a sequel in 1930: The Cave of the Silken Web II (续盘丝洞; Xu Pan Si Dong) a.k.a. Spiders II, also directed by Dan Duyu and starring Yin Mingzhu. The sequel is believed to be a lost film.

    References

    The Cave of the Silken Web (1927 film) Wikipedia
    The Cave of the Silken Web (1927 film) IMDb