It features the "search for the Lost City of Sun Wu-Kung, the Stone Monkey King of China and his Garden of Immortal Peaches."
Note that the script has been turned down, so it probably won't ever see light of day, except in script form.
In 2001, after years of planning, Tsui Hark is all set to make a new movie based on the story of Xi You Ji (A Journey To The West) - i.e. the story on which Monkey is based. Leslie Cheung will likely play the role of the Monkey King.
See this article on Ain't It Cool News for full information: http://www.aint-it-cool-news.com/display.cgi?id=7002
Both these films may be bought from The Picture Palace:
A key to what all the various symbols (SUBCV, * etc.) may be found on the Hong Kong Cinema Search page.
(Japanese anime film by Taiji Yabushita & Osamu Tezuka; Saiyuki is the Japanese name for the Monkey story)
Saiyuki is the first full-length movie animated by Osamu Tezuka; it is inspired by the famous Chinese tale, Sun Wukong, by HiuanTsane. The hero, a monkey, undertakes a long and tiresome voyage, accompanied by some strange characters. Their goal is to bring back the Sutra (famous scrolls containing sacred texts) in his homeland.
Check out the entry in the Internet Movie Database for this film - Saiyu-ki (1960)
It is now available to buy or rent on video, under its alternative name "Alakazam The Great!" from Reel:
(Note: It is only available in American NTSC format, and is only available to rent in the US.)
Adapted from the first three-chapters of the 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en. This is apparently the best known Chinese animation film.
HELP: This film has apparently never been released on video in the UK. If you know where it is available on video, please let me know using the Monkey Feedback page.