‘Shui Hu Zhuan’ (Japan title: Suikoden)


Director: Zhou Xiaolin

Language: Mandarin (susbtitled in Japanese)

If you happen to be a lover of huge crowds and “Red Cliff,” look no further than “Suikoden.” This Chinese drama series deals in humongous numbers of everything: warriors, horses, weaponry, corpses — and all of it crammed into 12th-century China, when government corruption was rampant and the masses were screaming for a hero. “Suikoden” features 108 such splendid warriors, each one an incarnation of a magical planets. Even the dozens-strong DVD set is massive. (K.S.)