One of the most important cinematic achievements in Hong Kong cinema, Tsui Hark’s Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain birthed the modern-day special effects industry in Hong Kong, and influenced filmmakers around the world, including John Carpenter (who credited the film as the inspiration for Big Trouble in Little China).
Featuring an all-star cast led by Yuen Biao (Wheels on Meals, Project A) as young soldier Dik Ming-kei, currently caught in a war between two rival armies during Tang Dynasty. Taking sanctuary in a cave within the ominous Zu Mountain, he becomes entangled in a battle with supernatural forces beyond his comprehension.
Featuring breath-taking art design, stunning cinematography, and groundbreaking special effects, Eureka Classics is extremely proud to present Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain from a brand new 2K restoration making its worldwide debut on Blu-ray.
1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration
Cantonese and English soundtrack options, original monaural presentations
Newly translated English subtitles
Brand new and exclusive feature length audio commentary by critic and Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns
Brand new and exclusive interview with Tsui Hark – a lengthy and in-depth interview with director Tsui Hark filmed in 2020 exclusively for this release
Zu: Time Warrior [93 mins] – the export cut of the film produced for European theatres, featuring a wraparound segment with Yuen Biao as a modern-day college student who is transported, Wizard of Oz style, to 10th Century China
Tsui Hark – episode of Son of the Incredibly Strange Film Show originally aired on British television in 1989
Alternate opening credits, restored to their original Western presentation
Archival Interview with Yien Biao [12 mins]
Archival Interview with Mang Hoi [20 mins]
Archival interview with Moon Lee [20 mins]