The protagonist sits in the middle of the room refecting on flashbacks leading to the present
Each army has a different color, and color movement is based off of this film.
Scenes in the script are mentioned numerous times
Candy's daydream of her two male cops. One appears as the Nameless One, and the other as Broken Sword
A DVD vendor recommends the film to his customers.
falling leaves in the autumn, two shot color change
poster on wall in dressing room
poster shown in rental store; Zizek asks about the main character
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Movie poster is seen in theater
The swarm of nuclear missiles flying at Scratchy is a nod to the cloud of arrows flying at Nameless in the film's final scenes.
A character talks about watching this film in a DVD shop.
mentioned on Zhang Yimou's filmography
James Hong's role mentioned
VHS/DVD release reviewed + footage used
Clips shown for the review.
The film features a fantasized swordfight sequence which spoofs a similar sequence in "Ying xiong".