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Old 07-07-02, 11:30 AM
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Legend of Zu reviews wanted

Anyone seen this movie, its directed by Tsui Hark
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Old 07-07-02, 11:58 AM
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Maybe you'll find this link useful.

www.dvd-basen.dk

I also have it for trade if your interested.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=220011

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Old 07-07-02, 12:44 PM
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Welcome to the forum... please try using the search feature.

Review of Legend of Zu
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Old 07-07-02, 05:12 PM
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thanks for the links Trigger, I did do a search but nothing came up, go figure
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Old 07-09-02, 12:04 AM
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This film is a REAL mess. If you have ADD or a VERY VERY VERY VERY
short attention span, then you have found your Citizen Kane.
It has ENOUGH story lines for 3-4 movies shoved in a plot that hits the ground running saying WE HAVE SPECIAL EFFECTS.
I'm dead set against Disney doing one of their hack jobs on HK movies-but in the case of this film it may help.

When I had some friends over to watch ZU it turned into a MST3K love/hate fest.And yes, I was Torgo.
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Old 07-09-02, 07:10 PM
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"The Legend of Poo" would have been a more appropriate title.
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Old 07-09-02, 09:43 PM
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Originally posted by funkydjmcescher
When I had some friends over to watch ZU it turned into a MST3K love/hate fest.And yes, I was Torgo.
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Old 07-10-02, 06:52 AM
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Hello:

I found a new version at hkl uk states

ZU WARRIORS: SPECIAL COLLECTORS EDITION

http://www.hongkonglegends.co.uk/cgi...105717&shop=HK

or try http://www.hongkonglegends.co.uk/index.html

and a offer of
" FOR EVERY DVD THAT YOU ORDER AT THE *NORMAL PRICE,YOU ARE ENTITLED TO ORDER ANOTHER AT 7.50 OFF. "

Looks pretty good since I'm interested in getting this flick I'll keep you posted, has anydoby beat me to it yet?

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That's the original Zu Warriors that HKL is releasing. A much better movie than Legend of Zu, which was great looking and utterly devoid of anything meaningful or interesting in terms of story or character.
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Old 07-10-02, 03:32 PM
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hey shiv,

I'm sorry but I didn't understand you

which was great looking and utterly devoid of anything meaningful or interesting in terms of story or character.
was the orig zu warriors subpar looking, but better story?

excuse my confusion

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Old 07-10-02, 04:41 PM
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the original Zu: Warriors of the Magic Mountain came out almost 20 years ago. It is one of the great classic movies of HK cinema. The special effects of course don't compare with movies of today but still considered innovative back then.
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The original Zu looks good for its time, but it doesn't look anywhere near as good as the new Zu. It's still a fun movie though, and a much better movie as well. Sorry if I was unclear. The new version, Legend of Zu, succeeds at creating an amazing fantasy world, but it is torpedoed by a script that makes no sense and characters that aren't even one-dimensional.
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Old 09-19-02, 06:05 PM
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I'm one of the few who prefers LoZ. I saw it before I saw the first one and I enjoyed it. I agree that it's no masterpiece, and, as a Zhang Ziyi fan, I was disappointed that she was barely in it at all. However, it was enjoyable fun and the DTS track is rocking...

Then I saw Zu: Warriors of Magic Mountain, and I was frankly bored. The FX were laughable, the characters were silly, and, aside from a few laughs, it was pretty lame. I traded it away immediately.
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Old 09-20-02, 11:48 AM
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Agreed Aeron

I had little trouble understanding LoZ and I think the reason alot of ppl take a giant dump on it is it's too complex or far fetched for them

these ppl should try watching something like Ashes of Time and then come back and talk about confusing story

If you want to fully enjoy this movie just watch it purely for the fx the first time and then re-watch it to get a grasp on the story
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Old 09-20-02, 12:16 PM
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Forget the story, don't try to understand the characters too much their basically 2-dimensional dressed up as something meaningful.

However, do enjoy the visuals WITH the music and it will come off as a "noisey" bladerunner.

I hated it at first but cecila cheung made me come back to it and now I love it.

I don't like Tsui Hark at all but at least the characters in the legend of Zu aren't idiotic and annoying like all the characters in his other movies.
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Old 09-21-02, 11:29 AM
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The movie is a so so movie. Lots of special effect. Nice weapons. It is watchable. But overall, I am a bit disappointed.
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