That apparently includes feature films' need for some coherence. For all its charms, "Ashes of Time" is a big beautiful mess, one that leaves the uninitiated grappling with the cosmic "Huh?"
Two Tony Leungs of Hong Kong cinema add to the confusion. Tony Leung Chiu Wai ("Infernal Affairs") plays a swordsman who fights a horde of bandits as his failing vision fades to black. Tony Leung Ka Fai ("Election") plays another warrior, who shows up at the narrator's desert outpost with a bottle of magic wine.
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In high definition, "Australia" takes your breath away. It's clear from the opening scene that this is reference-quality home video. Colors are vivid, skin tones flawless, everything clear and crisp. Check the water droplets on the boy's brown skin. The audio doesn't quite keep up, but it's certainly good enough.