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

ProBelievable romance, Good action sequences, Breatht...

ConsSome won't like the 'flying'

DIRECTED BY: Ang Lee CAST --------- Chow Yun-Fat .Master Li Mu Bai Michelle Yeoh .Yu Shu Lien Ziyi Zhang .... Jen Yu Chen Chang .... Lo ('Dark Cloud') Sihung Lung .... Sir Te Pei-pei Cheng Jade Fox Fa Zeng Li .... Gov. Yu Xian Gao .... Bo Yan Hai .... Madame Yu De Ming Wang… Police Inspector Tsai...

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Excellent

ProBrilliant five star viewing

ConsSubtitles, but don't be put off by this please

First of all I would like to tell you that even if you aren't a martial arts fan it doesn't mean that you won't like it. This is a brilliant film from the brilliant director Ang Lee, who funnily enough was also the director of Sense And Sensibility (which by the way if you don't know is a very...

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Excellent

“ZeroGravity”

published 23/06/2001

Prohigh-action and amazing scenery

Conssubtitles

Zero gravity is the most amazing ingredient of Ang Lee’s martial-arts adventure. Its characters are early 19th century mandarins, warriors and brigands. They don't walk if they can run, don't run if they can leap and don't leap if they can float. One minute their feet are on the ground. The...

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Super

Progreat action, highly entertaining

Consunbeievable, and with subtitles

If you thought The Matrix was the only real place for gravity-defying fight scenes, think again. The film is directed by one of today's most diverse directors, Ang Lee (also director of Sense and Sensibility, and The Ice Storm.)Lee has not only found the perfect venue for such combat - the...

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Excellent

“Eastern Gem”

published 06/02/2002

ProFantastic setting and great acting

ConsFlying scenes may be too much for some

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is, in essence, something of a novelty in Holywood circles, but a refreshing change from all the action car chases and gunfights produced by the standard film makers. The film is an attempt to re-invent the martial arts films of old, while at the same time...

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Excellent

“Well worth waiting for”

published 03/04/2001

ProEverything - one of the best films I've seen

ConsNone

I had wanted to see this film ever since I heard about it and the tremendous praise it had been getting. Finally, last week, I got to see it at the cinema. My anticipation and expectation levels for this film were at an all time high so it really had to deliver. The film is set in a fantasy...

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Good

“And this won an Oscar”

published 10/09/2001

ProGreat visuals and soundtrack

ConsDisjointed in parts

So, I have broken my own own rule of buying a DVD before I have seen the film - this will remind me not to do it again! So, on the back of all the hype, I order myself the DVD - I am already impressed with Chow Yun Fat after watching Anna And The King - and looke forward to its arrival. 3 days...

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Excellent

ProGreat film and equally great DVD

Cons-

There aren't many crouching tigers and the dragon?? Well it was very well hidden I can give you that, but what an epic! The winner of 4 oscars is now available on DVD for those unfortunate enough to have missed it out when it was on the big screen. The film is directed by Ang Lee and co-written...

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Super

“Eyes on the tiger”

published 04/09/2001

Progood commentary track, sound mix

Consaverage extras, trasnfer not as good as expected

Well by now I'm sure you've heard of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. The martial arts epic was a favourite amongst critics in 2000 and went on to scoop four oscars as well as several other nominations and major awards. The story follows two martial arts masters in the 19th century who must battle...

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Excellent

“Ang Lee does it again”

published 03/02/2001

ProCompelling, intriguing, gorgeous

ConsQuestionable depiction of death?

If you've heard anything about this film its the 'better fight scenes than The Matrix' line that rather diminishes the potency of the work. Sure, the wire-work is impressive and the choreography of the combat amongst the best I've seen, but its the combined strengths of the other elements that...

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Excellent

ProFilm for all ages. The beauty lies in the stillnes...

ConsNone

Dir: Ang Lee with Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh. Ang Lee has one other important film under his belt: "Sense and Sensibility", with a brilliant screen play reworking from the novel by Emma Thompson. It seems that this recipe worked well between director and screen play writer James Shamus. This...

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Super

“Brilliant film-worth a look”

published 22/02/2001

ProBrilliant Matrixesque fight scenes

ConsSubtitles

I was very surprised to find the cinema packed for a subtitled Chinese film. This is not your common-or-garden blockbuster so it is great to see mainstream multiplex cinemas showing it. As I looked round the audience though, I couldn’t help wondering whether they knew what they were letting...

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Excellent

“A sensational film...AMAZING”

published 31/08/2001

Prosuperb performances from the actors.good action sc...

Conssubtitled alough they are easy to keep up with.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is, for lack of a better word, AMAZING!!! **An interesting aspect of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is the smooth incorporation of martial arts into a tightly-knit, engrossing plot. The plot/focus of the movie is a sword, "the Green Destiny" an ancient saber wielded...

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Super

Projust watch it

Consnone that i have seen

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is a wonderful mix of a classis chinese fairy tale and classic kung fu action. Whereas most Kung fu films don't make it to the big screen outside of Hong Kong, it was easy to see Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon was something special. For a start it is a very...

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Super

Progreat action shots and scenery is breathtaking

Consepic, some scenes could be editted better

FILM REVIEW ONLY - NO DVD INFO For a long time we have been denied what every Hong Kong cinema devotee has known to be one of the best film industries in the world. Now, through Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, we get a rare chance to taste one of the most wild and inventive forms of cinema ever...

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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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