Curse of the golden flower

Curse of the golden flower

DVD - 2007 | Chinese
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China, Later Tang Dynasty, 10th Century. On the eve of the Chong Yang Festival, golden flowers fill the Imperial Palace. The Emperor returns unexpectedly with his second son, Prince Jai. His pretext is to celebrate the holiday with his family, but given the chilled relations between the Emperor and the ailing Empress, this seems disingenuous. For many years, the Empress and Crown Prince Wan, her stepson, have had an illicit liaison. Feeling trapped, Prince Wan dreams of escaping the palace with his secret love Chan, the Imperial Doctor's daughter. Meanwhile, faithful son Prince Jai, grows worried over the Empress's health and her obsession with golden chrysanthemums. The Emperor harbors equally clandestine plans and the Imperial Doctor is the only one privy to his machinations. When the Emperor senses a looming threat, he relocates the doctor's family from the Palace to a remote area. They are attacked by mysterious assassins and Chan and her mother are forced back to the palace. Their return sets off a tumultuous sequence of dark surprises. Amid the glamour and grandeur of the festival, ugly secrets are revealed. As the Imperial Family continues its elaborate charade in a palatial setting, thousands of golden armored warriors charge the palace.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007
ISBN: 9781424833887
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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TheSandoz
Jun 09, 2016

Poor. Zhang Yimou has lost it.

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akirakato
Jun 09, 2016

This is a 2006 Chinese tragic drama written and directed by Zhang Yimou.
The plot is based on Cao Yu's 1934 play "Thunderstorm (雷雨)", but is set in the Imperial court in ancient China.
Although it is a fascinating, captivating and entertaining piece, the whole storyline turns out unbelievable and unrelistic simply because the martial arts and battle scenes seem like fantasy.
In any case, it appears like an awe-inspiring epic.

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Krysa777
Feb 03, 2014

Visually stunning with a compelling storyline and good acting. Treat yourself!

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achievable2
Jan 30, 2014

Great visual effects. Extremely poor ending!

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tj_is_cool
Aug 22, 2011

Great sets, uneven acting, super depressing story.

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AA789
Apr 11, 2011

Great movie - story and visually!

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teaforme
Mar 05, 2011

Amazing Chinese epic.

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lindeeana
Sep 30, 2008

Visually stunning.

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Jan 26, 2011

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