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Legend of the Mountain
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311 Ratings

LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN

Shan zhong zhuan qi | 山中傳奇

Directed by King Hu
Taiwan, Hong Kong, 1979
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Synopsis

A traveling scholar, intent on translating a Buddhist sutra, loses his way in the mountains. Time and space collapse around him as he continues his journey, encountering ghostly visitations amid a haunting fantasia of color, light and landscape.

Synopsis

A traveling scholar, intent on translating a Buddhist sutra, loses his way in the mountains. Time and space collapse around him as he continues his journey, encountering ghostly visitations amid a haunting fantasia of color, light and landscape.

Our take

The career of King Hu, best-known for Come Drink with Me, Dragon Inn and Touch of Zen, is full of innovation and wonder beyond these wuxia classics. This marvelous fable, shot on location in South Korea and seamlessly blending philosophy and action, has been newly restored to its original length.