Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain

This article is about the 1983 film. For the 2001 film, see The Legend of Zu.
Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain

Film poster
Traditional 新蜀山劍俠
Simplified 新蜀山剑侠
Mandarin Xīn Shǔ Shān Jiàn Xiá
Cantonese San1 Suk6 Saan1 Gim3 Hap6
Directed by Tsui Hark
Produced by Raymond Chow
Written by Shui Chung-yuet
Sze-to Cheuk-hon
Starring Sammo Hung
Yuen Biao
Adam Cheng
Brigitte Lin
Moon Lee
Judy Ongg
Corey Yuen
Damian Lau
Mang Hoi
Music by Kwan Sing-yau
Tang Siu-lam
Cinematography Bill Wong
Edited by Peter Cheung
Paragon Films Ltd.
Distributed by Golden Harvest
Release dates
  • 5 February 1983 (1983-02-05)
Running time
98 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$15,872,222

Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain is a 1983 Hong Kong supernatural fantasy film directed by Tsui Hark, who attempts to combine Hong Kong action cinema with Western special effects technology. The film received five nominations at the 3rd Hong Kong Film Awards (Best Action Choreography - Corey Yuen, Best Actress - Brigitte Lin, Best Art Direction - William Chang, Best Film Editing - Peter Cheung and Best Picture).


DVD release

The U.K. release of the DVD by Hong Kong Legends features an audio commentary with Tsui Hark and film critic Bey Logan.

The Hong Kong release of the DVD by Fortune Star Media features the Cantonese version of the film's trailer, as well as an interview with actor Yuen Biao.

Box office

The film grossed HK$15,872,222 at the Hong Kong box office.


American filmmaker John Carpenter has stated that Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain was an influence on his 1986 film Big Trouble in Little China.[1]


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