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Curse of the Golden Flower stunning trailer online

CurseoftheGoldenFlower.jpgThe new trailer for The Curse of the Golden Flower (Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia) is online and quite frankly it's stunning. Every scene looks like a portrait come to life, and every shot looks magical.

The story is based in the Tang Dynasty, China where the Queen betrays the King and starts a rebellion against him. It pitches not only the King against the Queen, but also their three sons and is a tale rich with betrayal, and it just looks glorious.

You can see the trailer over at Apple Trailers [QT:HD:iPod] where they have two trailers and a teaser, the latest is Trailer 3.

It stars Chow Yun-Fat as the King, Gong Li as the Queen and is directed by the man who brought us the equally stunning Ying xiong (Hero) and Shi mian mai fu (House of the Flying Daggers), Zhang Yimou.

You have to watch this, it's gorgeous.



ok...stupid question time, Richard...is this the prequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, that they've been talking about being made? I heard it was coming.

probably not. but I had to ask...

That's not stupid at all, because it's stumped me! We need one of the Twitch guys to pop in and answer that. Let me call one now.

No, this movie has nothing to do with Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Ang Lee had planned to make the prequel to CTHD but there was a legal wrangling between him, Miramax, and Columbia picture. No one knows who has the rights anymore. Even though Golden Flower looks great on trailer, it has recieved mixed reviews, mostly negative (see Variety and Hollywood reporter reviews).

I saw the trailer in the cinema and it looked beautiful. I never really got into this types of films, I own CTHD on DVD but have never seen it and although I have seen House of the Flying Daggers it also left me cold, but I am willing to give this one a try.


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