I believe its a different director. Its more of a love story than a fight film. Still there's a bit of martial arts in the film, I didn't think it was over the top though?
I was pointing out the remarkable cinematic beauty, done in an usual way which I thought qualified it as "Luminous landscape" subject.
Well, this was exactly why I asked the question I did, because I've seen "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", "Hero" and a few other movies with similar qualities, but I haven't seen "The House of Flying Daggers".
Both those movies have wonderful cinematic beauty (with various landscapes involved), and Hero stretches it a bit further.