A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.
Don't know your Ming from your Qing dynasty? It doesn't matter for these action-packed Asian epics, which mostly use history as a jumping off point for a lot of kick-ass battles. Some of these films are better known than others in the West, but each guarantee a visual treat!