Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain
|Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain|
|Mandarin||Xīn Shǔ Shān Jiàn Xiá|
|Cantonese||San1 Suk6 Saan1 Gim3 Hap6|
|Directed by||Tsui Hark|
|Produced by||Raymond Chow|
|Written by||Shui Chung-yuet|
|Music by||Kwan Sing-yau|
|Edited by||Peter Cheung|
Paragon Films Ltd.
|Distributed by||Golden Harvest|
Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain is a 1983 Hong Kong supernatural fantasy film directed by Tsui Hark, who attempts to combine Hong Kong action cinema with Western special effects technology. The film received five nominations at the 3rd Hong Kong Film Awards (Best Action Choreography - Corey Yuen, Best Actress - Brigitte Lin, Best Art Direction - William Chang, Best Film Editing - Peter Cheung and Best Picture).
During Tang Dynasty:
An army deserter Dik Ming kei, who was chased by vampires in the mountain of Zu. He was rescued by Master Ding Yan and became his pupil. When they were ambushed by the Blood Devil, devil chaser siu yu and his pupil Yat jan came to their assistance. With the help of Master Cheung mui, they managed to hold off the Blood Devil but they need to find the Dual Swords to destroy it.
Master Ding took the wounded siu yu to Celestial Fort and sought help from the Mistress, but was in turned poisoned by the Blood Devil and he surrendered to the Dark Force. Will Dik and Yat jan find the Dual Swords and destroy the Blood Devil?
- Sammo Hung as Chang Mei / Red Army soldier
- Yuen Biao as Di Ming-qi / Dik Ming-kei
- Adam Cheng as Ding Yin / Ding Yan
- Brigitte Lin as Ice Queen
- Moon Lee as one of the Ice Queen's guards
- Judy Ongg as Lady Li I-chi
- Corey Yuen as Devil Disciple Leader
- Damian Lau as Xiao Ru
- Mang Hoi as Yi Zhen / Yat Jan
- Norman Chu as Heaven's Blade
- Chung Fat as Blue Commander
- Dick Wei as Blue Commander
- Ha Kwong-li as Ji Wu-shuang / Chi Wu-chuang
- Ka Lee as Orange Army soldier
- Fung Hak-on as Devil Disciple Leader
- Yuen Miu as Orange Army soldier
- Sai Gwa-Pau as boatman
- Tsui Hark as Blue Army soldier
The U.K. release of the DVD by Hong Kong Legends features an audio commentary with Tsui Hark and film critic Bey Logan.
The Hong Kong release of the DVD by Fortune Star Media features the Cantonese version of the film's trailer, as well as an interview with actor Yuen Biao.
The film grossed HK$15,872,222 at the Hong Kong box office.
- Official website
- Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain on IMDb
- Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain at AllMovie
- Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain at the Hong Kong Movie DataBase
- The Wing Kong Exchange - Big Trouble on the Magic Mountain
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