I watched this some time ago and would thoroughly recomend this film to anyone. It has beautiful direction and cinematography with a stirring DTS soundtrack. It gives a frank and violent depiction of war on an epic scale during the chaotic Yuan and Ming Dynasties. Loads of sword play and action, the battle scenes being very brutal/accurate along the lines of braveheart. The acting is excellent throughout with good character development which makes the whole film so engaging. PQ is up there with Hero and CTHD (on my 32" TV) and it has a very good dts mix (with english subtitles- no dodgy dubing here). Yet another dvd to add to your collection ohh and it's budget was $60 Million and took 5 years of planning and production. (the largest in Korean history).