Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)
aka Xin shu shan jian ke
Genre: Crazy Kung Fu | Action | Fantasy | Adventure
Country: Hong Kong | Director: Tsui Hark
Language: Mandarin or Cantonese (2 separate audio tracks)
Subtitles: English (.srt file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 98mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×678 – 23.976fps – 4.37gb
This eye-popping, special-effects-laden Asian fantasy is a real feast for the eyes. It stars Yuen Biao as a soldier who, fed up with the constant and seemingly pointless civil war, deserts his platoon only to find himself caught in another battle. He escapes the battle by falling off a cliff, but descends unharmed into a cave, where he is rescued from an attack by glow-eyed flying demons by a fantastic warrior with a magical flying sword. He goes under the tutelage of the warrior, who is reluctant to take on a new pupil. What follows, words cannot aptly describe.
Suffice it to say, it’s an absolutely frenzied mix of action, special effects and bizarre, magical occurrences. The action is non-stop and the editing is laser-paced. This is a visual masterpiece that outdoes the special effects of later movies with sheer artistry, because it is a magical piece.