This movie is a fairytale fantasy for grown ups, although with a 12 certificate it will appeal to younger watchers too. It is crammed full of magical things; fortune tellers, dragons,fruits that heal wounds. The main characters have fighting skills (martial arts) which are enhanced by their special powers. Conquer, a power crazed warlord, played by Sonny Chiba, looks very much as though he has just come to life from the Comic Book that the whole movie is based on. Aaron Kwok plays a wonderfully moody and unfathomable "Cloud", who as the name suggests can do interesting things with water. "Wind", able to fly and conjure up whirlwinds from nowhere is given a more kindly and elegant persona by Ekin Cheng. The leading lady is suitably lovely, and the supporting cast playing the Jester and Mud Buddha are excellant. On top of all this, the choice of scenery is delightful. There is a good variety between castles, caves, waterfalls. Visually its a treat and the special effects - and there are lots of them - have been carefully done so you don't think of them as effects. One obsession in the movie, and perhaps its from the Comic Book, is with swords. The swords have special names, and there is even a sword grave, where the final scene takes place. If you've guessed by now that I liked this film, you are right, but I liked it much better on second viewing. By the way, I've been talking about the DVD Director's (full length) cut, which is subtitled. I haven't tried the international version, but I can't imagine how they could cut a full 40 minutes without losing some good scenes and most of the plot.