“Born from an egg on a mountain top/ The punkiest monkey that ever popped/ He knew every magic trick under the sun/ To tease the Gods/ And everyone and have some fun.”
If you grew up during the late ’70s, chances are this crazy Japanese series – a fixture of ABC TV – was a big part of your childhood. A bona fide cult classic (based on a 16th century Chinese novel) that introduced many young viewers to Eastern-style fantasy and hilarious vocal dubbing, Monkey follows the adventures of the title character, along with pals Pigsy, Horse, Sandy and Tripitaka, as they escort a Buddhist monk on a pilgrimage from China to India. This boxset-sized dose of pure nostalgia contains all 52 episodes remastered and restored – including 13 that were never broadcast on Australian TV – plus two episode guide booklets. Monkey magic!
Release Date: October 7, 2020
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Starring: Masaaki Sakai, Shirô Kishibe, Masako Natsume