I saw House of Flying Daggers today, and it’s yet another masterpiece from director Zhang Yimou. Like Hero, every frame of the movie is postcard beautiful. While not as strong, story-wise, as Hero, it’s every bit as visually stunning. The acting was magnificent, the locations picture perfect and the dialog often sublimely beautiful. The BBC review is pretty much right on the money. Another must-buy on DVD. Once again, I have no more movie karma.
And I think I’m in love with Zhang Ziyi.