A Touch of Zen

A Touch of Zen ★★★★★

a corporeal, elemental and mystical dance of death... and eventually life. not quite the movie i was expecting after Dragon Inn which despite having higher aesthetic ambitions as well is almost a pure, rollicking kung fu action movie in comparison to this which seems interested in the fighting in so much as it contributes to the larger sense of feeling and dreaming these characters, locations, histories, myths. but one hell of a movie nonetheless and one the genres most transcendent finales. "humans can't fight ghosts."

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