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帝女花 (1976)
Princess Chang Ping

Reviewed by: JUlibas
Date: 10/14/2003
Summary: A cantonese opera, captured on celluloid by John Woo.

John Woo directed this picture about the tragic life of Princess Chang Ping. After directing a couple of action oaters, Woo filmed this beautifully costumed cantonese tale about two lovers destined for a romance that was doomed from the beginning. I wished there was a print availible with english subs so I could enjoy the dialogue that goes with this sad,picturesque musical.


Reviewed by: Darryl
Date: 12/21/1999

A beautiful Cantonese opera about the forbidden love between aprincess and a scholar. It's feudal China and the two would rather die than not be together. The musical is lavish in colour (like THE KING & I) and has two females in the lead. It is a nice change of pace, but not typically Woo.

Reviewer Score: 7