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Zu Warriors (2001)

Shu shan zheng zhuan (original title)
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Between the heaven and the Earth exist the Zu's mountain range, where live the immortals of Omei, the highest mountain of Zu, but the kingdom is in danger by Amnesia, a renegade immortal ... See full summary »

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King Sky
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Dawn / Enigma
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Red
Patrick Tam ...
Thunder
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Amnesia
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White Eyebrows
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Joy (as Zhang Ziyi)
Ng Kong ...
Hollow
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Ying (as Jacky Wu)
Shun Lau ...
Master Trascendental (as Lau Shun)
Gang Wu
Tian Zhuo
Kai Shi Chen
Kai Kang
Tan Jian Chang
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Between the heaven and the Earth exist the Zu's mountain range, where live the immortals of Omei, the highest mountain of Zu, but the kingdom is in danger by Amnesia, a renegade immortal what want to rule Zu and all the world. White Eyebrows, Zu's leader, call to his most experts fighters for to defeat Amnesia until destroy It, but Amnesia hides in the legendary and almost myth Blood Cavern in order to make stronger his powers. While Red, Eyebrows' servant, watches the enter of Blood Cavern, King Sky and the others warriors will try to find a way of exterminate Amnesia with an ancient and powerful mystical swords, hoping to be free of the Amnesia's threat. Written by Chockys

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Taglines:

Surrender Your Illusion , Fight For Your Destiny

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Action | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence | See all certifications »
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9 August 2001 (Hong Kong)  »

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Zu Warriors  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)
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The names of the main characters were severally changed for his Spanish dubbed:

-King Sky: Lobo Azul ("Blue Wolf").

-Dawn/Enigma: Princesa de Kunlun/Loba de las Nieves ("Princess of Kunlun/Snow Wolf").

-Red: Halcón Rojo ("Red Falcon").

-Thunder: Águila Plateada ("Silver Eagle").

-Amnesia: Ónix ("Onyx").

-White Eyebrows: León Blanco ("White Lion").

-Joy: Li Mei ("Pretty Rose" in Chinese).

-Hollow: Garza Gris ("Grey Hern"). See more »

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A true epic fantasy adventure ...
2 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is well done on so many levels that I am in awe that the score is as low as it is (5.9/10(576 votes) as of this writing). This movie has incredible special effects, a true epic storyline, complex great character interaction, and mind-blowing battles - they have to be seen to be believed! The only complaint I have is the subtitles on the HK DVD version I got (some lines were not translated - ???).

I just don't understand when I read & hear from various sources: "it has a confusing plot....", "I couldn't follow the story...." or "Characters came from nowhere...". From the very 1st time I watched this movie, I understood it, followed it, knew why characters were there, and I absolutely loved it! I've watched it about 8 times already and each time it is pure enjoyment. Oh, and this is not just my opinion, because I've shown this movie to many fellow Americans (people who have never seen an HK film before) who feel the same way. Not one of them failed to follow the storyline and each person declared their love for this movie. Oh man, why can't we have stuff like this coming out of Hollywood? At least Lord of the Rings had a nice marriage of special effects, character development, and storyline.

This is not coming from a Asian film lover newbie either. I own an extensive library of Asian films and I must say that this movie is one of my greatest DVDs. When you watch it you will be blown away by the amazing special effects and epic feel of this movie. You will be drawn into this fantasy world and you won't want to leave! I've seen both the 1983 version and the 2001 (both done by Tsui Hark), and the 2001 is far better in comparison IMO.

Besides the subtitles, I have one additional complaint about this movie: I didn't want it to end.... I'm begging you Mr. Hark - can we please have a sequel?


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