Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain

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Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain
Film poster
MandarinXīn Shǔ Shān Jiàn Xiá
CantoneseSan1 Suk6 Saan1 Gim3 Hap6
Directed byTsui Hark
Produced byRaymond Chow
Written byShui Chung-yuet
Sze-to Cheuk-hon
StarringSammo Hung
Yuen Biao
Adam Cheng
Brigitte Lin
Moon Lee
Judy Ongg
Corey Yuen
Damian Lau
Mang Hoi
Music byKwan Sing-yau
Tang Siu-lam
CinematographyBill Wong
Edited byPeter Cheung
Paragon Films Ltd.
Distributed byGolden Harvest
Release date
  • 5 February 1983 (1983-02-05)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryHong Kong
Box officeHK$15,872,222

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

DVD release[edit]

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.

Box office[edit]

The film grossed HK$15,872,222 at the Hong Kong box office.


American filmmaker John Carpenter has stated that Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain was an influence on his 1986 film Big Trouble in Little China.[1]


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