Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain

Synopsis: Chinese soldiers in an ancient civil war get caught up in a fantastical quest to save the universe.
Director(s): Hark Tsui
Production: Tai Seng
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Mount Zu was the collective name

for the mountain chain

in ancient Zu in Western China.

It is also the Sichuan oftoday.

Mount Zu was of great military strategic

importance in ancient China.

As such, it was constantly in a

state ofwar,

regardless of reign and dynasty.

But in Chinese legends and folklore,

Mount Zu was also a place of mystique.

For it harbored numerous exotic peaks

and old temples

from which many legends were born.

This was where our story, "Zu, Warriors

from the Magic Mountain" began.

It was in the 5th century,

China has been suffering from decades

of civil wars and unrest.

Get me the scout immediately!

Scout Ti Ming-Chi reporting to 1st and

Where are the Yellow Troops now?

Reporting to 1st Commander.

The Yellow Troops

have been defeated and fled in disarray.

They have now made it down to

San-Chang Creek.

That's wonderful! We'll take to the

waters to finish our attack.

soldiers ofthe Yellow Troops are

already wounded and in disarray.

Moreover, any attack will hurt

the many civilians along

San-Chang Creek.

Then we will go after them on land.

You may lead the way.

I want not a soul to be spared!

Yes, Commander!

The land route meanders and

is too dangerous.

Ti Ming-Chi,

lead the way by water!

Let's go by the water.

No way.

The waters take too long and will

give the enemy an opportunity to retreat.

We'd better go by land!

Nonsense! Go by water!

Go by land.

By water!

Ti, whose orders do you obey?

I obey both your orders.

That's insubordination! I'll kill you!

Then I will obey neither one of

your orders!

That's worse! Kill him!

Kill him!

My two Commanders,

that's not what I meant!

Stop! I am not the enemy!


A boat? Get me across the river.

I can't.

Why not?

The sword behind me says no.

Move aside!

- West Zu soldier?

- East Zu soldier?

West Zu soldier,

this is not a battlefield.

You're right.

Then put away your sword.

You put away yours first.

No. You first!

After you!

Gentlemen, no need to fight over this.

I'll count to three, and you'll both

put away your swords.


Hey, I thought you said

we're not going to fight!

Four generations of my ancestors

were killed by East Zu soldiers.

I have to avenge their deaths.

So? Your soldiers killed five

generations of my ancestors!

How should I figure those lives?/

Fine. Let the sword do us justice.

Fine. I'm not afraid ofyou.

I'll slash you...

I'll Block...

I slash...


I slash, slash, slash...

I block, block, block...

I slash, slash...

I block...

Bad news for you.

My reinforcements are here.

How do you know they're yours?

May be they're mine.

That's easy enough. Just take a look

at the color ofthe arrow.

Get one and see for yourself.

They're really my reinforcements.

How could you know? You didn't

even get an arrow in here.

No need. I could tell by my touch.

You don't believe me?

Take a look yourself.

You take a look first.

They're for neither one of us.

They're yellow!

Front or rear ofthe boat?


Get them out ofthe water!


Don't you worry. I'm tired from

fighting all these years.

I won't fight you anymore. I'm leaving.

I won't fight...

I said I won't fight you anymore...

Your water bottle!

It is my water bottle!

Are you all right?

You are so big, but such a timid cat!

Hey, we just met.

I didn't know ifyou're a

good or bad guy.

By the way, where are you from?

I'm from the village on the left side

of Nan-An.

Really? We're practically neighbors!

I'm from the village on the right!

No wonder your face looked so familiar.

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