“The first surprise about Wong Kar-wai’s revamped, re-edited and rescored version of his 1994 cult wuxia classic Ashes Of Time is just how little has been changed. The second is how much these minor tweaks still have helped clarify the Hong Kong auteur’s interpretation of Louis Cha’s historical fantasy novel The Eagle-Shooting Hero, confirming that his most poetic, experimental film belongs not in the curiosity cabinet but on the big screen.”
- <LINK_TEXT text=“http://www.screendaily.com/ScreenDailyA … ryID=39049”>http://www.screendaily.com/ScreenDailyArticle.aspx?intStoryID=39049</LINK_TEXT>
Was shown in Cannes a few days ago.
Sony has bought distribution rights. Can’t wair for this. Terrific film. I only own the French dvd which features the shorter international cut (all other dvds are of terrible quality). The cinematography (by Christopher Doyle) is amazing, the music is amazing, the acting is amazing, the storyline is amazing. The film takes at least two viewings before you can say you’ve understood even half of all the nyances.
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