Christophe Gans’ film is a gorgeous-looking French period epic by way of supernatural horror, fantasy, bodace-ripping romance, and over-the-top kung-fu action. The plot, which is deceptively complex, involves many French noblemen looking for a “beast” haunting the countryside. Blood and violence ensue. Long, but enjoyable for the most part, this is like nothing you’ve ever seen before (or, hopefully, again!).