CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
SBS ONE, Tuesday, 11pm, M ( 2000)
The smash- hit romantic martial arts epic from director Ang Lee ( Brokeback Mountain) is not to be missed. Part tragedy, part comedy and part love story, the screenplay follows a legendary martial arts master ( Chow Yun- Fat, above) who hopes that by presenting his famed “Green Destiny” sword to the local governor he can retire and act on his feelings for a fellow warrior ( Michelle Yeoh). But when the blade is stolen, his plans go awry. Lee’s heroes are granted super- human abilities as they bounce off water and do battle for the blade in the bamboo treetops. With beautiful choreography, these epic fights take on a majestic quality.