The ground-breaking Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain is undoubtedly one of the most famous and influential films to emerge from Hong Kong - the inspiration for John Carpenter's Big Trouble In Little China and heavily borrowed from by director Ang Lee t
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The ground-breaking Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain is undoubtedly one of the most famous and influential films to emerge from Hong Kong - the inspiration for John Carpenter's Big Trouble In Little China and heavily borrowed from by director Ang Lee to re-create the style for his epic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Featuring breathtaking art design, striking cinematography and stunning lo
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An absolutely amazing movie!Fans of classical mythology as well as comic book readers should check this film out at once. An incredible plot charged with ancient conflicts between good and evil serves as the backdrop to some wonderful charachter (sic) development. Anyone who enjoyed "the bride with whie hair" or any other magical epic set in ancient china will indeed get a massive kick from this movie. Unfortunately, the breakneck pace of the amazing plot combined with only subtitles available to all us occidentals means that if you blink, you're lost. SEE IT!
Plot: Set in medieval China, a young scout stumbles his way into the middle of a trippy supernatural war between magic kung fu masters and all powerful demons that look like flying sheets.
Review: As exciting as it is disorientating, the utterly bizzare "Zu Warriors" sprints through its epic plot, gigantic cast,and escalting dark fantasy elments without ever slowing down or stopping to explain itself. Needless to say you aren't going to have an easy time following this one. Thankfully, the film doesn't take itself too seriously, freely mixing physical comedy and even ironic self-aware humor into the increasingly surreal action. The highly creative and ballet like kung fu fights are frequent and complex with weird cartoonish special effects and wire work. The effects are somewhat dated in places and you can even see "wires" occasionally, however this is all part of the campy fun appeal. All the performers appear to be having a ton of fun, providing the movie with boundless...
If you're a fan of over the top kung-fu/wuxia movies...this is for YOU! My fiance and I didn't know what the heck was happening half the time, but man oh man, what a trip! Loved it.
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