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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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5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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

One of three Chinese films acquired by Miramax in 2002 for major U.S. distribution following the success of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). The other two films were Shaolin Soccer (2001) (Shaolin Soccer) and Hero (2002) (Hero). The latter films were eventually given U.S. theatrical releases in 2004. This film was released straight-to-DVD in August 2005. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Movie Friends - Eine Videothek stellt sich vor (2013) See more »

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A beautiful, visual epic
30 January 2002 | by salstadtxSee all my reviews

Tsui Hark's "Zu Warriors" follow-up is a feast not only for the eyes, but the soul. It tells the tale of a collection of flying mountains, where God-like beings reside. After thousands of years of peaceful existance, another God-like character (Insomnia) begins to one by one destroy their worlds, in (what else?) a plot to destroy everything as powerful as he/she. The film stars a cornucopia of HK talents, including Crouching Tiger's Zhang Ziyi as a young soldier, Sammo Hung (of Martial Law and 40 years of HK fight films), and Akin Chang, of The Storm Riders, as the last remaining student from a mountain destroyed several hundred years ago. It is also written and directed by Tsui Hark (HK's number one action producer) and features fight choreography by Yuen Wo Ping of The Matrix and Crouching Tiger. The film is Chang's, and his sad story of having no home, and pining for the woman (and teacher) he once loved is the heart of the film. Like many Chinese period pieces, it occassionally ventures into melodrama, but the characters and story pull you along, with grand help by visuals that rival any US-made film. In short, it is an epic. And a good one. If you love films that are massive in scale, with a little more intelligence and heart than the action schlock we see over here, you definitely owe it to yourself to check this masterpiece out.


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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:

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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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