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Zu : Warriors From The Magic Mountain (1983 Review

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Ti Ming Chi is a disillusioned soldier in fifth century China, which is in the grip of numerous civil wars. To escape death he jumps into a crevice in the mountain, but soon finds himself in a magical world and becomes the apprentice of Ting Yin a spiritual warrior. He also encounters the monk Hsiao Yu, and along with one of Yu's disciples heads off to save the world.

★★★★★

Made In Hong Kong this fantasy epic from Hark Tsui's sees a disillusioned soldier (Yuen Biao), in a fifth century China scarred by civil war, find himself adrift in the Magic Mountain, an evil domain inhabited by ghosties and demons. He hooks up with a couple of "righteous masters", (plus their disciples) and begins a mission to quash the evil Blood Monster and save the world. Plotwise, it's obviously hokey in the extreme, but it's action adventure the way it should be: endless invention, nutty energy and comedic moments all shot through with a genuine fairy tale feel.

Huge fun.