Curse of the Golden Flower Total eye candy, I gotta say. Such fabrics, such hair styles (okay, and the fight scenes were mostly cool, too. Just one was way too long). The story wasn't too bad, either, although there were a few minor points that lost me. But about three quarters of the way in I was forcefully reminded of 'rocks fall, everybody dies' and that pretty much stayed with me for the rest of the movie. Made it even more surreal.
The Legend of Suriyothai was the other movie. I was a little put off by the acting at the beginning, but I suspect they were just trying to match young faces with their main actors (at which they did VERY well) and the acting ability was not quite as important. The main actors were much better. And, was it my imagination, or did everyone (even the 'King of Kings', whoever he might be at the time) look richer and richer as time went on? I remember thinking 'that's a Princess'? at the beginning. Oh, and DANG, but the actress playing the U-Thong consort's handmaiden/hatchetwoman had her character's mannerisms so well I knew precisely what she was on the hunt for when she stepped into the kitchen (to create a distraction, as it turns out.) Considering I can't remember ever seeing that particular hunter/prey pairing in a movie, that's saying something.