Uhmm NO. This movie was horrible, it had zero
plot and no central characters. The fight scenes were laughable and just made no sense at all. This Dir had no business doing something like this when he's really known for such slow melo romance dramas like In the mood for love and My Blueberry nights.
Tony Leung, one of my fav Asian actor was terribly miscast here as he spent most of screen time fighting with a ridiculous smirk. Zhang Zoo Zoo whatever her name is turned her worst unmemorable performance ever. I reckon all these brand name Asian actors just signed on because of the Dir Kar Wai Wong.
However, the PQ on the Dvd I have is just insanely pristine bordering on BD quality it's that nice. But you must know it's just the PQ and that the cinematography isn't what you think it is. There are many dizzying, strange-slow mo cam like effect every time there was a fight scene. Kinda like when a person is on drugs and has a hard time focusing. Yes, it's that weird.
If you wish paypal me $3 for shipping and I'll gladly mail it to you. I had to buy it, my curiosity and anticipation was too high from the Ip Man Donnie Yen movies which were awesome. I surmise even Oink who loves the cheesiest Asian movies will pass on this one too...I could be wrong though