I've been watching the 80s version of Lu Ding Ji (subtitled), and it's cracking me up how all the Confucian and other ideals get heartily overturned in this. The hero and his friends indulging in massive corruption, general acceptance of immorality, and the bit that got me laughing the most, Prince Kang saving himself by taking his own father's name for granted.
"How am I going to explain the sudden appearamce of the sutra?"
"I've got it! Get your father to help."
"You must be joking. He's been dead for decades."
"Exactly. If he wasn't dead you'd be dead."
Cut to court scene, where Prince Kang explains to Kangxi that he'd opened his father's tomb to find the sutra.