House of Flying Daggers Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for House of Flying Daggers the Movie

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Zhang continues his interest in swordplay and chivalry following 2002's "Hero." Set in 859 A.D., during a period of unrest in the Tang Dynasty, the film follows three main characters. Police captains Leo (Lau) and Jin (Kaneshiro) are assigned to uncover the leader of the Flying Daggers, an anti-government rebel group. An elaborate set piece introduces beautiful blind dancer Mei (Zhang), the apex of the triangle. Jin poses as a sympathizer and hopes Mei will lead him to the rebel headquarters but doesn't expect to fall in love with her. A bamboo forest scene is among the film's action highlights. Mandarin with subtitles. Film is dedicated to actress Anita Mui who died from cancer before filming her role.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 120 minutes.
Originally from Chinese, Hong Kong.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Martial Arts, China, Period Piece
Screenplay
Zhang Yimou, Feng Li, Bin Wang
Cast
Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi, Song Dandan
Cinematography
Xiaoding Zhao
Director
Zhang Yimou
Music
Shigeru Umabayashi
Other
Tao Jing, Long Chen, Emi Wada, Huo Tingxiao
Producer
Bill Kong, Zhang Yimou, Edko Films, Zhang Yimou Studio, Sony Pictures Classics

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