Bichunmoo (2000) I'm totally biased becasue I LOVE the genre. Wuxia-style martial arts fantasy really trips my wires, so to speak. The bad news is that Koreans don't really excel at this genre. Certainly not like the Chinese. The good news is that Bichunmoo is about as Chinese as a Korean movie could be. Yes, the actors are all Korean, but the characters are almost exclusively Chinese (even the Koyro-descendant characters are essentially Chinese). The setting is 14th-Century China. Heck, even the movie was filmed entirely in China. The action choreography was directed by a Chinese team, and the action stunt team is a Chinese crew. All the camera angles and sweeps are right out of the HK-style, as is the whooshing through the air, across rooftops, and spinning around. I mean, why just jump out of the way dodging a sword if you can jump out of the way dodging a sword while spinning through the air in 16 rotations? There's a green glowing sword, and interesting use of "chi" energy, and bodies being blown apart and in half. The only thing missing from the "typical" Chinese plot and spectacle is the goofiness and silliness inserted into most HK sword-fantasy films. NOPE! None of that. Being a Korean movie, what is inserted in its place is...melodrama. Of course. Or, if you do not want to be charitable, call it "soap opera." But I feel charitable and will say I loved the wuxia/melodrama combo of star-crossed lovers and warring factions (Yuan vs. Mongol) and lovers sacrificing themselves for each other. Plot? Who cares? Who needs plot when you have beautiful people spinning around with swords? Stars a bunch of people you've seen in other Korean movies. The leading lady is none other than Wa-nee from Wanee and Junha. There's Guns & Talks and Volcano High and Shadowless Sword, and Ring Virus, and The King and the Clown, etc. etc. 4.5 stars.