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Spring in a Small Town - a beguiling, slow burning drama

Advantages: A beautifully acted and beguiling film
Disadvantages: Black and white and with subtitles (if that's an issue)

And so another film that seems to have a classic tag associated to it, always a bad thing going into a film. Instant disappointment, just add viewing The BFI recently had a retrospective of Chinese cinema. I didn’t go and see a single film, not sure ...

GenerallyInterested 05.06.2015 · Read full review
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Who can you turn to?

Advantages: An extravagant, entertaining spectacle.
Disadvantages: Some poor use of language in subtitles.

...I read. I am rather partial to stories of Judge Dee by Robert van Gulik, so when I caught a glimpse of a trailer on the TV for a film about a Detective Dee I had to find out more. It was for a Chinese film that as yet h ...

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Review of Detective Dee - Mystery Of The Phantom Flame (DVD)

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"The game's afoot, and the foot knows Kung Fu"

Advantages: Good fun
Disadvantages: Bit silly

Star – Andy Lau Genre – World Cinema Run Time – 119 minutes Certificate – PG13 Country – Amazon – £ DVD (£ Blue Ray) Awards – 6 Wins & 12 nominations = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = So ‘Detective Dee: The Mystery of the Pha ...

thedevilinme 12.03.2014 · 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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