This was an epic film with stunning cast, costume and cinematography. Based on the true story of Yang Gui Fei, one of the most beautiful and powerful consort in Imperial China. The film is fantastical and grand in all areas, as grand as the Imperial Tang dynasty it depicts itself. However, it is the detail in the intimacy behind the characters and their motives that is lacking and that makes this a four instead of five stars. Being able to relate more to the characters and to understand them will have this film truly unforgettable.