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Added on: 8/6/2002 18:37
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Zu Warriors From The Magic Mountain (UK)

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A spellbinding fantasy to delight fans of sci-fi, martial arts, and special effects
Certificate: 12
Running Time: 94 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
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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 breath-taking art design, striking cinematography and stunning locations in the Sichun Mountains, Zu Warriors revolutionised the Hong Kong special-effects industry, as Tsui Hark combined Western technology and expertise with Chinese imagery for the very first time. The result is a spellbinding fantasy to delight fans of sci-fi, martial arts, special effects and of course, the unique style which can only be found in Hong Kong cinema.

Special Features:
Animated biography
Interview gallery with Moon Lee and Meng Hoi
Easter Egg
Feature length audio commentary with Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital 5.1 Cantonese

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Directed By:
Hark Tsui

Written By:

Brigitte Lin
Moon Lee
Adam Cheng
Hoi Mang
Biao Yuen

Chi Kwong Shek

Production Designer:
William Chang

Hong Kong Legends

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7 / 10
This had all the makings of a classic. Everything was in place - good acting, special effects, directing and choreography. There`s just something missing, that for me made it an average movie. It simply wasn`t entertaining enough and the plot was too silly. Maybe, it improves upon repeated viewings.
HKL have done another good job and this a great transfer and the DVD has effective extras. A good night`s rental.
posted by morpheus177 on 22/12/2002 17:11