Curse Of The Golden Flower (DVD)

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Curse Of The Golden Flower (DVD)

In 2004, Zhang Yimou caused a sensation with his astonishing HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, and his CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER is yet another dazzling, visu...

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“Shining red and gold”

published 03/03/2009

ProStunning cinematography and sets

ConsToo much emphasis on the visuals to the detriment ...

In China's glorious past, Emperor Ping thinks that he has conquered the world...including his beautiful Empress Pheonix. Pheonix has borne him two sons, Prince Jai and Yu, and has brought up his eldest son, Crown Prince Wan. She is not as happy as some might think though, having had an affair...

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“Curse of the Forgotten Story”

published 28/05/2007

ProAmazing production design - a real feast for the s...

ConsPantomime acting and soap opera storylines.

On the eve of the yearly chrysanthemum festival, the Emperor returns to the city and tells his second son he has decided to make him heir to the throne. Relations between the emperor and his queen are distinctly frosty. She has been suffering from a mysterious illness for years, but the medicine...

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ProGreat Set Design / Interesting Basic Storyline

ConsToo Over The Top in all areas of the film

**MAY CONTAIN SPOLIERS - READ AT YOUR OWN RISK ** Film Only Review Classification: 15 years or above Cinema Release: 2007 DVD Release: Yet to be confirmed Nominated for Best Achievement in Costume Design at the Oscars and directed by the brilliant Zhang Yimou, who brought us great films such as...

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In 2004, Zhang Yimou caused a sensation with his astonishing HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, and his CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER is yet another dazzling, visually stunning film. Calling again upon the talents of the striking Gong Li, Yimou tells an epic tale of lust and power set in the opulent world of the Later Tang dynasty. The plot follows the story of the Emperor (Chow Yun Fat) and his Empress (Li) and the tragic disintegration of their royal family--whose problems go far beyond the merely dysfunctional. For starters, the ailing Empress has long been having an affair with her stepson, the Crown Prince Wan (Liu Ye). Unbeknownst to her, Wan has been dallying with the Imperial Doctor's daughter (Li Man), and has plans to escape the palace with her. Meanwhile, the Emperor himself has just returned from a long trip, and while relations with his wife are obviously icy, it becomes clear that his plans for her are far more ominous than she could ever imagine. Everyone involved has a secret plan for either escape or domination, resulting in an explosive ending wherein the darkest family secrets are revealed and horrifically bloody battles are waged both inside and outside the walls of the sparkling, gold-encrusted palace. Yimou appears to be trying to balance his flair for telling an emotional story with his talent for thrilling, detail-driven action sequences, and while CURSE's plot does at times seem close to that of a soap opera, the phenomenal performances and breathtaking visuals are more than enough to power the film forward. Fans of Yimou's quieter work (RIDING ALONG FOR THOUSANDS OF MILES) are likely to enjoy the dramatic exploration of family relationships, while there are still plenty of hissing ninjas to satisfy DAGGERS enthusiasts.

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