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Aro Recommended God of Cookery, The


Hong Kong 1996, 96 minutes
Dir. Stephen Chow (Chiao)
In Cantonese with English subtitles
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Comedy / Spoof

Topics: Good Taste.


Aroview: Stephen Chow cooks up a comic storm as a mercilessly ego-centric chef who, in great narrative tradition, is forced to truly earn his title after his empire is sabotaged by a food-poisoning scandal.

Finding himself at the bottom of the food chain, a path to redemption is found at a monastery where he will train for the grand cook-off against his vengeful protege. Though typically hit and miss in its verbal sparring and visual gags, it's a good example of Chow's hybrid parodies of Asian legends and contemporary mores.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: widescreen

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