Romance of the West Chamber/Way Down West (西廂記)

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A sweeping epic! Although the romance is lackadaisical, leads are unattractive, action scenes are lame, story is ridiculously far-fetched (perhaps because half the film is lost), effects are obscure and unimpressive, English subtitles too often make no sense, and the Chinese titles are mostly illegible, the film is saved from being a complete waste of time by the comic and villanous mugging, spectacular shots of swarms of low-wage extras, and - of course - The Great Wet Dream Of Riding A Giant Flying Phallus. A must-see film!

Online: YouTube

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