Painted Skin 2008 ★★½

A young orphan woman is rescued and taken in by a Commander and his wife, but when bodies are found with their hearts ripped out in their community, she becomes chief suspect by ex-General (Donnie Yen) and his demon-hunting friend. Mixing action, comedy and ghostly goings-on, this sounds great on paper but doesn't quite spring to life as much as it ought; it's engaging enough and there are still some fine 'Crouching Tiger' type sequences but this is no classic.

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