Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (DVD)

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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (DVD)

Known for making films about familial relationships, director Ang Lee surprised everyone with his martial arts epic CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. Ba...

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Excellent

ProEverything: director's control and vision; acting;...

ConsNothing at all

On the face of it, an artistic Chinese film that heavily features a discipline of martial arts that relies on special effects to pull it off may seem rather far fetched, and you may wonder why it won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. If you have watched it, though, you should realise that...

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Excellent

“ Best Martial Arts Film Ever”

published 01/04/2005

ProGreat story and martial art moves, acting is super...

ConsActors don't speak in English, but there are trans...

If like me, you are thinking of learning some kind of martial art in the near future, than from this film you can get all the inspiration and motivation you need. Reknown for all the Martial Arts fighting in it, Chinese style, this film is the foreign film that cashed in the most money from the...

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Excellent

“Why did it take me so long?”

published 01/04/2005

ProAn imaginative and interesting story with very goo...

ConsIt's a nice film, makes you want to see it again.

Five years after it's release, I sat down in my home theatre to view the film that was classified as the foreign film that earned most money: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. STORY The story is based in China when a sword that belongs to a master of martial arts is stolen. A touch of romance and a...

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Known for making films about familial relationships, director Ang Lee surprised everyone with his martial arts epic CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. Based on a novel by Wang Du Lu, CROUCHING TIGER starts with the revenge plot common in the wuxia stories that Lee loved as a child, then adds a feminist twist. Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun Fat) is a legendary martial artist who has decided to pass on his sword, the Green Destiny, to a friend. Soon afterward, the sword is stolen by a masked female, setting in motion events that test the bonds of family, love, duty, and sisterhood. Chow appears with three generations of female stars: Cheng Pei Pei, a 1960s action heroine; Michelle Yeoh, the beauty queen turned 1980s action goddess; and newcomer Zhang Ziyi, who smolders as the princess who wants more than domestic tranquillity. Famed action choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping (THE MATRIX) stages jaw-dropping zero-G fights across rooftops, rivers, and bamboo trees, while Yo-Yo Ma punctuates the fisticuffs with dramatic cello solos. Described by Lee as "SENSE AND SENSIBILITY with martial arts," CROUCHING TIGER recalls the best wuxia films of the 1960s and pushes the genre in new directions.

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