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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Mar 15, 2019

This movie has great visual effects. I especially like the big battle scene with thousands of golden armored soldiers fighting before the Palace, the ground was full of yellow Chrysanthemums.The outfits of the Emperor and the Empress were very unique and special, a large Dragon was embroidered in the front of the Emperor's robe while a Phoenix for the Empress.
The movie was directed by Zhang Yimou with two big stars Chow Yun Fat and Gong Li. Well worth watching.

Mar 27, 2018

Fantastic set design; sumptuous, highly esthetic Tang Dynasty era extravaganza, with a first-class acting ensemble - - superlative!
An epic finale battle scene, and some superb swordplay/martial arts scenes, but predominantly palace intrigue, with a cogent and lucid story arc - - ambition rules!
A fitting platform for Gong Li's talents, and newcomer Jay Chou engenders support!
No need to comment on Chow Yun Fat, he always delivers.

Jun 09, 2016

Poor. Zhang Yimou has lost it.

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.

Feb 03, 2014

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

Jan 30, 2014

Great visual effects. Extremely poor ending!

Aug 22, 2011

Great sets, uneven acting, super depressing story.

Apr 11, 2011

Great movie - story and visually!

Mar 05, 2011

Amazing Chinese epic.

Sep 30, 2008

Visually stunning.

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Jan 26, 2011

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