Curse of the Golden Flower

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Mickey G

Guest
Went to see "Curse of the Golden Flower" last night or "Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia", to give it its proper name. Quite a crazy story with not as much fighting as other films such crouching tiger and house of daggers. Visually stunning, I'm fortunate in that our local cinema has digital projection.

One thing I'm curious about is the costumes. Most of the womens costumes were very low cut. I'm not complaining it just that I haven't seen Chinese costume like that before. Have all previous films I've seen been factutally incorrect or are they trying to make a movie more appealing to the west.

I would definightly recomend this movie. The only criticism I have is that CGI is a little over used towards the end.




http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473444/
 

captaindobie

Active Member
I would have to agree. I got hold of the R3 DVD a couple of weeks ago. Excellent film with a stunning use of colour. (& cleavage) :blush:
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
Everywhere I read makes a point of saying it is not accurate for 10th Century Tang Dynasty females to be walking around with costumes like that... so it seems the director made a conscience decision. I'll try to watch it sometime and decide whether the costumes take over the film like they do in column space about this film
 

Laura

Active Member
Looking forward to watching this , my R1 copy arrived from Amazon.com yesterday so will probably get round to it Tuesday or Wedesday when TV schedules are quiet.
 

Tom Tom

Well-known Member
This and other films (House of Flying Daggers, Hero, Crouching Tiger) are all made for the west. The asian cinema has a different taste and market (from all the Chinese, Japenese people I spoke to)
Want to see this film as I love all the others.
 

Kelltic

Well-known Member
I enjoyed this, but felt it was wasnt as good as either Hero or House of Flying Daggers. As usual though, its an absolute feast for the eyes with gorgeous costume and set design and is a real visual treat with every scene bursting with colour.

For me though, I just didnt like any of the characters and felt the story was a little too shallow, which with the fewer fight scenes made it a little weak overrall.

Still worth while seeing if you are a fan of the genre, if purely for the visuals :smashin:
 

Laura

Active Member
This and other films (House of Flying Daggers, Hero, Crouching Tiger) are all made for the west. The asian cinema has a different taste and market (from all the Chinese, Japenese people I spoke to)
Want to see this film as I love all the others.

If you haven't already seen it , Jet Li's Fearless is a good watch (imho) ( oh and play.com are selling it for £4.99 atm).
 

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