We are crying on the inside that so few of you guessed last week's film correctly. It was Fritz Lang folks! And don't tell us you don't watch movies unless they're directed by Jerry Bruckheimer. If you're learning Chinese you're supposed to like foreign films. Subtitles should be second nature by now.

In any event, our mystery film this week is much more recent. But we're still going to make you guess it, because at Popup Chinese we follow the sink-or-swim approach to language learning. So if you think your Chinese is good dive into our mystery movie podcast. And if you think you know the film? Send an email to echo@popupchinese.com for a chance to win a free month of premium access to Popup Chinese.

 said on
August 7, 2010
Answer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094721/

Congrats to everyone who got it. Echo will pick the winner a bit later today - we'll notify you by email if it's you. :)
 said on
August 10, 2010
@ David, Echo, Brendan,

我一直很好奇,"Nice shoutouts to the David Lynch adaptation of Dune" 是啥意思?跟《阴阳大法师》有什么关系呢?
 said on
August 11, 2010
Xiao Hu,

I wouldn't have guessed this one myself, but if you watch the film again the sandworms play an important if strange role in the plot. We actually got one email from someone telling us the hint was a "total giveaway", although I think they already had the film in mind.



 said on
August 12, 2010

Ah, walk through the door to the sandworm world, sandworm eating Beatlejuice scenes...somehow I didn't make the connection. 笨小虎,笨老外!

Of course it's been more than 12 years since I've seen 《阴阳大法师》.