The Water Margin was great. Japanese production I think but set in China. I have the box set though not watched it lately. There was a character who used to take his shirt off before he started fighting. There was a sword fight where the two protaganists stood motionless infront of each other swords drawn for 3 days the dew dripping off their drawn swords before the wind got up and started blowing sand into the eyes of one of the protaganists. In the end the hero transcended this mortal coil - always leaves a feel good factor.