>>>> I don?t know if it has been mentioned in this topic, but the Taiwanese(?) movie "A Touch Of Zen" seems to share some similarities between both TPM and AOTC in terms of characters and fight-scenes. The reason why A Touch of Zen seems so much like TPM is because both movies are based in part on Kurosawa?s The Hidden Fortress. King Hu Jinquan was inspired by Kurosawa in much the same way Lucas was. Watch Kurosawa?s Rashomon, and then go back and watch any one of King Hu?s movies?pay special attention to the camera work and the widescreen arrangement of both directors. You will be astonished at the similarities.