Last night I watched Curse of the Golden Flower which is a Chinese historical action drama set in the 900-1000AD period in China. Chow Yun-Fat is the primary actor here and doesn't dissapoint. This movie is less action than you would expect(though it's quite good) and more drama than the other films like House of Flying Daggers and Hero. Still if you like the political intrigue and riveting action from time to time, this is a worthy film to watch and perhaps own. For those curious this is a Mandarin Chinese film so you would need to activate the subtitles. If you watched the 2 previous films then this will not be a surprise to you. The subtitles are oddly placed at the bottom of the frame as well as in the black bar area. This may be an issue if you use a 2.35 scope screen. Visually the film is a stunner. Colors galore and amazingly choreographed fight scenes are wonderful to watch. Recommended if you can deal with subtitles and liked the previous 2 efforts. The film gets a solid 7.5 out of 10. From a BR perspective, the PQ is quite good. Not HOFD bad but not Apocalypto jaw dropping. I'd rank it a solid 4 out of 5. The color REALLY pops on the screen. Audio wise it's also quite good. It's presented in Mandarin Uncompressed 5.1. It's VERY active at times and room filling to say the least.