Legend of Zu

The Legend of Zu

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Director: Tsui Hark, Ekin Cheng, Louis Koo, Cecilia Cheung

Cast: Tsui Hark, Ekin Cheng, Louis Koo, Cecilia Cheung

     
 

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Directed by Tsui Hark, The Legend of Zu is an adaptation of the 64-volume epic novel of the same name, and follows several warriors training in the mysterious Zu mountains. Somehow, the powers of the mountain are absorbed by the warriors and subsequently used to help combat the evil forces threatening the world's safety. When the mountains are invaded by a

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Directed by Tsui Hark, The Legend of Zu is an adaptation of the 64-volume epic novel of the same name, and follows several warriors training in the mysterious Zu mountains. Somehow, the powers of the mountain are absorbed by the warriors and subsequently used to help combat the evil forces threatening the world's safety. When the mountains are invaded by a creature known only as the Blood Demon, the warriors must pool their skills in order to preserve humankind. The film features Louis Koo, Kelly Lin, Zhang Ziyi, Ekin Cheng, Sammo Hung, and Cecilia Cheung. ~ Tracie Cooper

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All Movie Guide - Jason Gibner
Moving at a delirious pace and with constant mind-boggling CG effects, writer/director Tsui Hark's Zu Warriors is both a gleeful visual feast and a head-scratching mess. The follow up to his 1983 film Zu: Warriors of the Magic Mountain, this film features mostly new characters and an all-new, completely confusing storyline once again taken from ancient mythic Chinese legends. Legendary martial arts star Sammo Hung plays the only returning character and gets the glory to be featured in scenes where his incredibly long white mustache flows several feet away from his face. His exact role in the overall story is one of an all-seeing great master type, and just adds to the overly complex nature of the film. Those familiar with Chinese mythology may even have a hard time keeping up as the film's nonstop CG effects and "slap you in the face" attitude become more abrasive as the film goes on. Hark's previous film work has always had a deliciously unpredictable, rapid-fire nature to it, yet here it backfires and almost ruins the entire experience. The film does feature several bright spots such as the amazing fight choreography by the always incredible Yuen Woo Ping, and the many scenes where our heroes gracefully fly in the heavens may bring tears of joy to super hero fans. While far from perfect, Zu Warriors is likely to stun any avid video-game player or hardcore enthusiast of the kung fu/sci-fi/fantasy film genres or anyone just simply wanting to see a guy named King Sky using a mystical Moon Orb weapon for a couple hours. Zu Warriors was acquired in 2001 by the Miramax studio along with Shaolin Soccer and Hero for an eventual American release.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/07/2006
UPC:
0786936688283
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Miramax
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:20:00

Special Features

Original Hong Kong Extended Version in Cantonese with optional English subtitles; The Making of Zu Warriors

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Zu Warriors
1. The Immortals of Zu [:00]
2. Death of the Princess [:00]
3. Onyx the Destroyer [:00]
4. Challenge of the White Lion [:00]
5. The Vortex of Blood [5:18]
6. Warn the Others [4:39]
7. The Infinite Sword [4:17]
8. A Warrior Is Born [3:29]
9. The Princess Awakens [4:49]
10. Warrior in Training [3:34]
11. Blue Wolf Is Rejected [3:40]
12. Under Attack [4:22]
13. Arrogant and Stubborn [2:58]
14. The Wrath of Red Hot [5:24]
15. The Blood Cloud [2:26]
16. Victory [7:57]
17. End Credits [4:28]
1. Impending Doom [:00]
2. Hawk and Yang [:00]
3. Mordo's Lair [:00]
4. Two Swords [:00]
5. Three Principles [6:19]
6. Reteaching Thunder [12:34]
7. The Cave of Past Souls [10:37]
8. New Master [7:49]
9. Open Your Mind [3:51]
10. Gifts Received [7:54]
11. Hawk Possessed [7:22]
12. The Blood Cloud [6:24]
13. Destroying Evil [4:37]
14. Yang's Departure [4:06]
15. End Credits [9:35]

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The Legend of Zu 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I highly recommend this dvd, it was originally released a few years ago on DVD but was rapidly pulled off the shelves after a few weeks, this is a breath taking sci/fi flick. The martial arts are top notch and the special effects are really good, some of the CGI is below what we see today, but for the time it was made they are well done. The movie is a sequel to the film Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain(1983)and is a love story and action flick (think Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon meets Lord of the Rings). Pick this up, you wont be disappointed.