From the award-wining director of “Farewell My Concubine” and cinematographer of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” comes a swirling, sword-clanging new legend in martial arts lore, the epic tale of a destiny foretold, of battles fought…and of a love to be won.
A slave who can outrun stampeding bulls…battling warriors who soar from treetop to treetop…awe inspiring feats of martial-arts mastery…breathtaking visuals and heart-stopping action: All interwine in the haunting tale of a beautiful princess torn between destiny and desire. “The Promise” soars with gravity-defying thrills. Prepare to be amazed, astonished and carried to new heights by “a romantic epic of exceptional emotional resonance…one of the most beautiful films imaginable”, (Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times.)
“The Promise” was vintage special effects in the martial arts department. With flying stunts and leaping, the special effects are similar to those in “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”. The costumes are colorful and the storyline legend is interesting. Many scenes are disjointed and hard to follow, but overall it manages to keep your attention and interest even with the English voice over dubbing. Because of the sexual content and the graphic violence, The Dove Foundation cannot award “The Promise” the Dove Seal.