The official website for the much-touted Chinese film Curse of the Golden Flower was launched on Wednesday. Pop singer Jay Chou, who has a starring role in the movie, showed up with director Zhang Yimou for the launch ceremony held in Beijing.
The music video for the theme song Chrysanthemum Flower Bed (Ju Hua Tai), which was produced by Jay Chou, was revealed to the public for the first time.
Zhang Yimou entertained the crowd by trying to show off his singing talent with a rap version of Jay Chou's hit song Nunchuks (Shuang Jie Gun), in his funny Shannxi dialect.
Curse of the Golden Flower has been set to compete with another 60 films for this year's Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
(CRI October 20, 2006)