You might have had to pay through the nose for that film, but by the looks of those shots you are certainly getting you dollars worth. If you have a fairly contrasty scene shot with Fuji Acros try stand developing it in you soup for 1 hr. I took a shot of a black steam locomotive with a Rollei and Acros and developed it in Rodinal 1:100 for one hour and was amazed. No grain and sharp as a tack.
As for the Chinese film? I have tried some ERA film in 4X5 and it really was good stuff, but can't get it anymore.
Some day I'll try stand developing with paRodinal. Thanks for the tip.