You Seng (Temptation of a Monk) (1993)

You Seng (Temptation of a Monk)


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This melodramatic epic martial arts outing from Hong Kong filmmaker Clara Law is set in 7th-century China and center's on a disgraced warrior's quest for redemption. Formerly a general, he trustingly made a devil's bargain with a rival general that resulted in the assassination of his troops and the prince he was sworn to protect. Though every part of him aches for bloody vengeance, the fallen fighter follows his mother's advice and becomes a peaceful wanderer. He tries, but things don't go the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
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On DVD: Aug 29, 1995


as Princess Scarlet/Vio...

as General Shi

as General Huo

as Shi's mother

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
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Visually sparkling as a period piece costume epic, but it emotionally fails to grab me.

Full Review… | August 31, 2011
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July 4, 2005

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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