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Shining red and gold

Advantages: Stunning cinematography and sets
Disadvantages: Too much emphasis on the visuals to the detriment of the story

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 mi ...

sunmeilan 03.03.2009 · Read full review
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Curse of the Forgotten Story

Advantages: Amazing production design - a real feast for the senses.
Disadvantages: Pantomime 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 myste ...

afy9mab 28.05.2007 · Read full review
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Dramatic In All The Wrong Places

Advantages: Great Set Design / Interesting Basic Storyline
Disadvantages: Too 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 brillian ...

dan_pentagram 30.05.2007 · Read full review
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有 A FILM OF RARE BEAUTY 有

Advantages: A visual feast.
Disadvantages: Subtitles. Some may not like them.

有 House of Flying Daggers. 有 Having watched this film on TV the other night I was so stunned by it's Cinematography that I felt I had to attempt to write my first Film review, and try and put down in words just how stunning I thought ...

Morning_Becomes_Electra 03.10.2007 · Read full review
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The Most Beautiful Film Ever

Advantages: Incredible Acting, Special Effects and Story Line
Disadvantages: Is in Chinese/Manderin and may put people off reading subtitles

**What Is It?** The House of Flying Daggers (In Chinese, is called Shi Mian Mai Fu) DVD is the award winning Chinese tragedy. The DVD format i am reviewing is for Region 2 (Europe DVD Players) but it doesn't differ to the movie (it just decides which DV ...

scotlandizdabest 05.10.2007 · Read full review
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