When he ignores his master Eight-Toed Qilin’s advice, martial world fledgling Su Huan-Jen is caught up in a perilous power struggle because of his friend Yu Huan. Ensnared in a conspiracy that even his own master cannot escape from, Su Huan-Jen must turn back the tide and stop the evil mastermind once and for all…
Martial arts scholar Su Hua-Jen has risked assured death by climbing to the summit of one of the five sacred mountains, only to be thwarted by two monstrous beings ready for battle. His timely intervention turns the tide of the fight, and unbeknownst to him, sets in motion a series of monumentally consequential events. Back in the city, Su has a more mundane problem to face—an enormous debt with the local book lender. To pay this off, he must peddle his remarkable skills as a physician. While Su would prefer to steer clear of the affairs of the martial arts world, a request from the Lord of Globe Castle is financially promising—and might gain him access to the Fantastic Academy, where he can feast his eyes on the Limitless Celestial Book. But treachery is afoot, and Su is soon drawn into a crisis that will rock the foundations of Heaven and Earth.
With a plot description straight out of a Shaw Brothers cult classic, DEMIGOD: THE LEGEND BEGINS uses the Taiwanese art of bùdàixì glove puppetry, producing a visual feast of handmade wizardry (think Gerry Anderson’s THUNDERBIRDS but on steroids). A big-screen spinoff of the popular PILI television series, this film serves as an origin story for one of its popular characters. DEMIGOD is a ravishingly beautiful and riotously entertaining fantasy adventure that bursts with enough violence, intrigue, magic, and humor to rival the finest swordplay epics this beloved genre has to offer.