General Wang Sheng rescues a young and beautiful girl, Xiao Wei, from the hands of the enemy. He takes her home and allows her to stay with him, but not as a wife or mistress. Soon she falls in love with him. In the mean time in the city there's been lots of brutal murders and the hearts are ripped out of dead bodies. Wang Sheng's wife starts to suspect Xiao Wei to be a demon in human body.
Not my type of movie but here it worked for me. I didn't care so much about the fight scenes because I rarely do but oh, well.
The setting and the visuals were totally gorgeous and the storyline was somewhat odd but due to that it was fun. A female demon who looks like a woman gets into the house of a married men and messes up everyone around her? Totally my thing.
I expected something different though. From what I heard the married man would fall in love with the demon. He did say he loved her but... would that be considered love? I believe that he genuinely loved his wife but the demon? It was shown before that she could affect other people's emotions and that she could make them like or want her, so why would that not work on him? He was treated sweetly by a pretty girl, so he swayed, grew attracted to her and confused. That's the way I saw it. He never considered leaving his wife and didn't hesitate to sacrifice for her. I think that's what actually made the story so interesting. It's not a love story between a demon and a man but a demon wanting a man and a man being swayed a little because he's human. But maybe my assumption is wrong, who knows.
More than any relationships between humans I liked that of the female demon and the demon dude who was devoted to her. His devotion was totally touching and I wondered whether the female demon's feeling for the married man where half as genuine as her follower's devotion. But again, maybe I just have an odd picture of love.