House of Flying Daggers

House of Flying Daggers

DVD - 2004 | Chinese
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During the reign of the Tang dynasty in China, a secret organization called "The House of the Flying Daggers" rises and opposes the government. Leo is a police officer who sends officer Jin to investigate a young dancer named Mei, claiming that she has ties to the "Flying Daggers" organization. Leo ends up arresting Mei, only to have Jin break her free in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. But things are far more complicated than they seem.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Classics, c2004
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Director of photography, Zhao Xiaoding ; editor, Cheng Long ; original music score, Shigeru Umebayashi ; costume designer, Emi Wada ; production designer, Huo Tingxiao ; visual effects, Animal Logic Film ; action director, Tony Ching Siu-Tung.
Performers: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi, Song Dandan.
Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for sequences of stylized martial arts violence, and some sexuality
Language Note: Mandarin, dubbed English or dubbed French dialogue, English or French subtitles
ISBN: 140497010X
UPC: 043396091788
Call Number: DVD FOREIGN H CHINESE
Alternative Title: Shi mian mai fu

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byoneoka
Feb 14, 2019

This is my favorite wuxia film.

The visuals are stupendous. Zhang is marvelous as the blind Mei. The choreography of the fight scenes are wonderful. And the plot twists make the film spellbinding.

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oktexchic
Jan 16, 2019

I liked it with all its twists I didn't foresee.

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marklsmith
Sep 21, 2018

More romantic tragedy than wuxia, say 60/40.
I liked Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon much more.
Wife liked this one more.
We watched it in Mandarin with English subtitles.

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readyrisa
Jul 01, 2018

AMAZING! Wow...what an ACTION -- PACKED... beautiful love story!
I'm still in awe!!!! A MUST - SEE!!!!!

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ddonster
May 06, 2016

Great characters, beautiful visuals. Even the english audio track doesn't spoil it. A tragic love story and martial arts action. I'm not surprised that it was a successful film: made for $12 million and grossed $92.

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marx_bro
Aug 28, 2015

This movie starts out with good intentions of chronicling the "war" between the corrupt government (and it's army) and the rebel Flying Daggers but soon devolves into a love triangle. Sure. It has some great fight scenes but the real reason to watch this flick is for the incredible cinematography and beautiful landscapes. Pay particular attention to the seasonal changes as the movie progresses.

Mocha6ft3 Mar 29, 2012

Attention passengers! We are being held here momentarily for HOMETHEATER!!! This movie has amazing sounds and visuals that will entertain you and your guests. Without a doubt my favorite scene for audio is "The Echo Game" A character in the film begans tossing beans at large drums that surround a blind dancer. I believe the blind dancer has to hit the drum a bean has bounced off of. What blew me away is your able to hear the beans traveling through the air, from one speaker to another as they bounce off the drums. AMAZING SOUND!!! A fight begans soon after the game with the blind dancer and it moves to another room filled with chimes or beaded curtains. EXCELLENT SOUND!!! I had to play both scenes one more time before i continued watching the movie. WOW!!! There is one more scene i enjoyed that takes place in a forest. Where hollow bamboo sticks are thrown and you can hear the wind whistle through them as they fly through the air. INCREDIBLE!!! I enjoyed this movie and it's a part of my collection. I'm giving this movie 5 stars!!! Excellent audio,great visuals,good story, and some kick booty characters. Wise barbeque chips,Lays classic chips,Utz buttered popcorn,Ben&Jerry's chunky monkey icecream.

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noxinvictal
Feb 02, 2012

Bloody fucking brilliant. The visuals alone are reason enough to watch this movie. Mind blowing cinema, forget the american crap.

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Mycollections
Jan 05, 2012

Excellent movie! I have watched 5 times for the last 5 years.and everytime it brougt in the excitment.

PastorB Jul 28, 2011

Took so long to DIE :( Very slow movie. The whole story can be told in 15 mins. Don't watch it unless you have tones of time to kill. Great movie if you want to fall asleep @.@

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