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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 »

Director:

Hark Tsui

Writers:

Hark Tsui (screenplay), Man Choi Lee (screenplay) (as Liman Choi) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ekin Cheng ... King Sky
Cecilia Cheung ... Dawn / Enigma
Louis Koo ... Red
Patrick Tam ... Thunder
Kelly Lin ... Amnesia
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... White Eyebrows
Ziyi Zhang ... Joy (as Zhang Ziyi)
Ng Kong Ng Kong ... Hollow
Jing Wu ... Ying (as Jacky Wu)
Shun Lau ... Master Trascendental (as Lau Shun)
Gang Wu
Tian Zhuo Tian Zhuo
Kai Shi Chen Kai Shi Chen
Kai Kang Kai Kang
Tan Jian Chang Tan Jian Chang
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Action | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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 »

Alternate Versions

German version is cut by ca. 25 minutes to shorten running time. See more »

Connections

Remake of Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983) See more »

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Colorful and inventive filmmaking
4 February 2004 | by ninazeroSee all my reviews

I rented this film in DVD form without knowing anything at all about it, part of a winter marathon of watching a film every night. After several awful American action adventure films (Ballistic, Daredevil, Cradle of Life) Zhu Warriors struck me as brilliantly original filmmaking. The story is complete nonsense, but I found the film's sincerity, good- heartedness and complete lack of irony refreshing, and the film looks spectacular. Sure, the special effects are not technically as flawless as those produced by Hollywood, but the filmmakers wisely are more interested in color, composition and movement than realism and so many of the shots are breathtaking. In one shot, two of the superhuman characters stand on craggy spires of rock, a huge moon rising before them, the image perfectly balanced by the three elements. In another, a princess-warrior spires through the heavens behind her glowing sword like a heat-seeking missile. And the colors explode from shot to shot, used to express emotion rather than to represent reality.

The characters have the same simplicity and directness of comic book characters, offering no great depth in themselves but referring to archtypes that resonate more deeply. Physically, several of the actors are astonishingly beautiful. They play their roles straight up, without irony or guile, and so are believable.

Most strange of all, despite the clumsiness of plot and thin characterizations, I found myself very near tears at the end, moved by the beautiful simplicity of the actors and the wildly original, good-hearted vision of the director.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

9 August 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Zu Warriors See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$141,084
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (USA) (dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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