Brigitte Lin in a scene from Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain, Tsui Hark’s 1983 martial arts fantasy film that pioneered the use of optical special effects. They weren’t a big success.
Brigitte Lin in a scene from Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain, Tsui Hark’s 1983 martial arts fantasy film that pioneered the use of optical special effects. They weren’t a big success.

Why the special effects in Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain, Tsui Hark’s 1983 martial arts fantasy, weren’t a game-changer for Hong Kong film

  • Novel optical effects didn’t add to the movie and, rather than it starting a stream of effects-driven Hong Kong films, producers shied away from using them
  • Still, Tsui Hark’s film is much loved for its fantasy elements, fast-paced narrative and a cast that included Adam Cheng, Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung and Brigitte Lin

Brigitte Lin in a scene from Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain, Tsui Hark’s 1983 martial arts fantasy film that pioneered the use of optical special effects. They weren’t a big success.
Brigitte Lin in a scene from Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain, Tsui Hark’s 1983 martial arts fantasy film that pioneered the use of optical special effects. They weren’t a big success.
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