Eureka Entertainment is to release ZU WARRIORS FROM THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN; the supernatural fantasy adventure from legendary Hong Kong director, Tsui Hark; presented from a brand new 2K restoration making its worldwide debut on Blu-ray, as part of the Eureka Classics range. Available from 20 April 2020, featuring a Limited Edition O-Card slipcase and Collector’s Booklet [First Print Run of 2000 units only].
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 the 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 ground-breaking 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.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
- Limited Edition O-CARD with new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 units]
- PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film [2000 units]
- 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 select-scene 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]