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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 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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Details

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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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 »

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Featured in Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie (2011) See more »

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An excellent film
8 November 2001 | by subatomicsteveSee all my reviews

The people who beat me to reviewing this movie here mostly seem to have forgotten the original film, "Zu, Warriors of Mystic Mountain." Anybody who has seen that film knows how confusing it was, yet a few viewings later you can figure it all out. This movie is the sequel to that film and it's a sprawling multi-character film with too much plot to easily decypher, but pay attention and you'll get it.

The film is beautifully shot, with wild special effects that make you wonder why US films can't do super-hero movies. While short on real kung fu, the action sequences are fantastic, fun, and constantly confounding your expectations. Aside from generally knowing that Good will overcome Evil, the movie is impossible to predict.

The movie is available on DVD now, so pick it up. It's much better than "Stormriders" or "A Man Called Hero" and ten times more fun as well.


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