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Apparently, almost impossible to watch. How disappointing.


Really disappointing if you watch the trailer. It looks great.

Really? I had hoped it might be more accessible in the US than it seems to be in the UK.

Well, the whole thing is on Youtube, but without English subtitles. I don't know if anybody wants to test my hypothesis that the dialogue is secondary to the visual effects?

Watching bits now I've realised that in the full film the Sally Yeh song is at the execution, rather than during the thunder storm.

Given your synopsis, it should be possible to more or less follow what's going on. But I would be wondering constantly what I was missing.

I was just trying to find it on YouTube and then I saw this.

Paul, wasn't it Sally Yeh that you were looking for when you found CatholicSource?


Yes, it was. There was a Sally Yeh fan club on the same site or service or whatever one would call it, but it didn't amount to much. Fancy you remembering that!

I just always thought it was such an odd thing for you to be looking for a Chinese singer and end up on that particular website.


Looks fantastic, Paul. I love this sort of cinema. House of Flying Daggers and Crouching Tiger are two of my favorites. Movies come around and are available depending on the whims of distributors; I will keep an eye out.

Doesn't look like it ever had a US DVD release, unfortunately.

Speaking of Sally Yeh, there's an interview with her here about her role as a blind lounge singer in John Woo's The Killer.

Just saw that the new Zhang Yimou film, Shadow, finally has its U.S. release May 3 (it debuted elsewhere last September). The trailer looks very intriguing.

Sure does.


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