Thanks to , I watched The Promise on DVD last night:
The movie was great. Beautifully shot, Fairy-tale-esque wuxia tale. I recommend that you see it.
(Oh, : I figured out the problem. It’s not that it was Mpeg-2, but rather that it’s a PAL format video, rather than NTSC format. My DVD player has a built in converter (as do most computers), so it read without difficulty)