Warriors From the Magic Mountain (Zu Mountain: New Legend of the Zu Mountain Swordsmen) (Xin shu shan jian ke) (1983)

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Set in 5th century China, centers on Ti Ming-chi (Yuen Biao) a young innocent from the West Zu army who wandered away from the battlefield and into a magical underworld filled with demons and murderous swordsmen. When his life is saved by the noble warrior Ting Yin (Adam Cheng Siu-chau), Ti joins forces with his band of fighters -- including a Buddhism monk named Abbot Hsiao Yu (Damian Lau Chung-yan), his klutzy underling Yi Chen (Mang Hoi) and a fearsome old wizard named Long Brows (Sammo Hung) … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Shui Chung Yuet, Jerrold Mundis
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 25, 2004
Runtime:
Tai Seng

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Critic Reviews for Warriors From the Magic Mountain (Zu Mountain: New Legend of the Zu Mountain Swordsmen) (Xin shu shan jian ke)

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The narrative moves at such break-neck speed and hits you with such a rapid succession of gags that you're soon too dizzy to fuss over the details.

Full Review… | March 7, 2011
SFX Magazine

This 1983 fantasy kung fu classic is pure visual flash and thrill, making up for in 'eye candy' what it lacks in a story

Full Review… | August 20, 2001
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Empire Magazine

September 23, 2005
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July 3, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Warriors From the Magic Mountain (Zu Mountain: New Legend of the Zu Mountain Swordsmen) (Xin shu shan jian ke)

½

Martial arts fantasy adventure from Hong Kong director Tsui Hark. Quite ground-breaking and influencial back in its day and was the inspiration for John Carpenter's "Big Trouble in Little China". This film really wasn't my cup of tea though. The special effects are quite dated badly and the wires used to elevate the characters during the action are visibly distracting. The art design and sets are quite striking though. The film has a very fast pace and it was a real challenge keeping up with the action and reading the subtitles at the same time, something I don't usually struggle with. At the end of it all it was too tame and fantastical for my taste.

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Lee ?

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Amazing Hong Kong supernatural fantasy film.

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Dean McKenna

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½

Amazing movie, the special effects may be cheesy as all hell by today's standards, but in HK at the time they were top of the line. Ignore the cheesy effects and enjoy the film for what it is.

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