A true masterpiece of John Woo's...I've always been a fan of his. This 5 hour film had me floored...It's not playing everywhere, so if it is coming to your town it is a must see. Please try to view the Director's cut...but I hear they are making 2 1/2 hour cut to release in the U.S.
This is beyound any kung fo picture...It is the art of war acted out on the screen in the most beautiful way ever! Warriors of that mistify you, as you watch their body count pile up under their weapons that drip with the enemies blood. Speaking of blood. All of the battle scenes have blood spraying you all in your face, daaaaammmmmm!
John Woo's direction has always been great with films like 'FACE OFF'...the countless Chow Yun Phat films. This joint right here...takes you beyound your own imagination.