Crouching Camel...

One hit movie can create a genre. When Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon became a worldwide smash, esteemed directors saw the chance to paint their visions on a larger canvas, and producers were happy to bankroll them. Zhang Yimou's Hero was one such honorable spinoff. Now comes He Ping's Warriors of Heaven and Earth, China's official entry for the foreign-language Academy Award.

We're back on the Silk Road, this time in Western China (Xinjiang province) 14 centuries ago. Lai Xi (Kiichi Nakai), a Japanese swordsman in the Tang Emperor's court, is assigned to capture and kill "Butcher"...

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