House Of Flying Daggers (DVD)

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House Of Flying Daggers (DVD)

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Following up his award-winning martial-arts drama HERO, director Zhang Yimou (JU DOU, RAISE THE RED LANTERN) tells an intricately detailed love story ...

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Excellent

ProA visual feast.

ConsSubtitles. Some may not like them.

有 House of Flying Daggers. 有 Having watched this film on TV the other night I was so stunned by it's Cinematography that I felt I had to attempt to write my first Film review, and try and put down in words just how stunning I thought this film was. ◘ House of Flying Daggers is...

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Excellent

“The Most Beautiful Film Ever”

published 05/10/2007

ProIncredible Acting, Special Effects and Story Line

ConsIs in Chinese/Manderin and may put people off read...

**What Is It?** The House of Flying Daggers (In Chinese, is called Shi Mian Mai Fu) DVD is the award winning Chinese tragedy. The DVD format i am reviewing is for Region 2 (Europe DVD Players) but it doesn't differ to the movie (it just decides which DVD's can be played in which players) **Why...

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Super

“A Tale of Tragic Love”

published 30/03/2009

ProSome of the best cinematography ever

ConsPlot a little flawed

House of Daggers is a martial arts epic set in the Tang Dynasty 859.AD and directed by the Chinese director, Zhang Yimon who was also responsibe for the direction on the movie Hero which was made in 2004. The title is somewhat misleading as the main focus of the film is the romance between Jin...

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Excellent

ProGreat photography and fight scenes

Consunrealistic in parts, and also confusing

Intro: This film is in Chinese. Now don't let that put you off though, because it is an excellent film. It comes with English subtitles already on there, so no need to worry; you will be able to understand it. The film is approximately 114 minutes long, and is certificate 15. Plot: Let me start...

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Excellent

ProBrilliant just brilliant, everything

Consnothing

Ok to start off I would like to point out that I am reviewing the 2 disc edition of this DVD as that's the one I suggested. As you have already probably guessed from my 'Hero' review I am a big fan of foreign films. I am also a massive fan of martial arts, so when these two collide and then you...

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Excellent

Prohuge range of special features, film length

Consno english dubbing, but who cares?

I bought this two-disc collector's edition box set of HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS just after last christmas, before which I hadn't seen any of it. I had heard good things about it though and couldn't wait to watch it. I purchased it fo £15.99, but I believe the price allocated to this dvd set is alot...

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Excellent

Provisally

Conssubtitles

WHAT IS IT ABOUT: In the Tang dynasty of China, a secret organisation called the Flying Daggers have set themselves up in opposition to the government, and police office Jin makes the acquaintance of a blind dancer who claims to know something about them. IS IT ANY GOOD: First off, this movie is...

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Super

ProGreat Acting, Original Plot and Fantastic Martial ...

ConsLanguage in Mandarin, Subtitles needed.

The year is 859AD and China’s corrupt government is locked in battle with rebel armies that are forming in protest. The largest and most prestigious of these armies is the 'House of Flying Daggers', which is growing ever more powerful under a mysterious new leader. Two local captains of the...

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Excellent

Probeautiful filming, storyline and soundtrack

Conssubtitles (film is in Mandarin Chinese)

I bought 'House of Flying Daggers' after enjoying 'Memoirs of a Geisha', and also because of a general interest in Chinese culture. This is a beautiful film; beautiful in its story, its cinematography, and its soundtrack. The storyline blends action and romance genres. The film opens in 859 AD...

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Excellent

published 22/12/2007

Excellent casting & beautifully filmed. This film is a masterpiece of cinematography. I'm not usually one for films with subtitles, but to be honest you don't even need to read them to keep up with the film. it's definately a case of actions speak louder then words. My favourite scene has to be the "Bean Game", amazingly filmed & an incredibley skilled actress, I actually held my breath during most of that scene because I was just amazed at how anyone can do that! House of Flying Daggers has something for everybody, from the mind blowing fight sequals to the tender love scenes, one to be watched many many times.

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Excellent

ProAn action packed film, keeps you guessing right un...

ConsWritten in chinese so is spoken in Chinese with En...

I watched this film a few weeks ago. I rented it but its possible to get it cheap from supermarkets and on places like ebay. It begins with the Emperor asking blind Mei to dance for him. He gets annoyed when she refuses his advances. Mei is suspected on being the daughter of the former leader and...

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Excellent

ProBeautifully crafted action scenes with a delightfu...

ConsIt's in Chinese, English subtitles. However this d...

Moving with incredible agility and balance, the shining dagger spins away from the soft hand of somersaulting Chinese woman. For a moment the camera follows the dagger as it carves through the air before finally diving over the shield of a bewildered soldier, killing him instantly. Never before...

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Good

published 05/10/2007

i think that this movie wasnt too good and wasnt too bad but it wasnt really my kind of thing so i put it down as satifactory

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Excellent

“House of Flying daggers”

published 15/01/2007

ProEVERYTHING- Martial arts

ConsErrm, subtitles move too quickly

This is a great film to watch, even if you don't like films with subtitles. The action is non stop and incredible. The story builds up through the film so the audience know who all the characters are, this effects the response later on in the film to the action taking place. The special effetcs...

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Excellent

“Another masterpeace”

published 11/03/2006

ProBeuteful film with colourful storyline

ConsCan be a bit unrealistic at some points

Intro: This is an Excellent movie. When i saw a preview of this movie on TV it immidiatly made top of my list "movies to see". I saw this movie first time in a cinema and it was worth every bit of it. Although the movie is on chinesse, it is still a beutefull film with a very intriging and "guess...

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Following up his award-winning martial-arts drama HERO, director Zhang Yimou (JU DOU, RAISE THE RED LANTERN) tells an intricately detailed love story in the swordfighting epic HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, set during the final days of the Tang Dynasty. A mysterious group called the Flying Daggers is a dangerous threat to the government, so police captain Leo (Andy Lau) sends his right-hand man, Jin (Takeshi Kaneshiro), undercover to try to find the rebels' location. Jin, a notorious playboy, pretends he is a roving warrior called 'Wind' and befriends Mei (Ziyi Zhang), a blind dancer who is believed to be the daughter of the former leader of the Daggers. As he leads her across the countryside, they are 'attacked' by government soldiers--but these battles are staged by Leo in order to convince Mei that Jin is on her side. But when a general orders that Mei must be captured at any cost, the fighting turns real, and Jin must decide between his loyalty to his job and his growing love for Mei. Meanwhile, Mei battles her feelings for Jin as well, trying to hide her true self. Zhang's gorgeous, compelling film is filled with beautiful singing and dancing, marvellous costumes, and wonderful locations; the scene in the Bamboo Forest is unforgettable, as is the Echo Game, which Leo and Mei play in the Peony Pavilion. There are also twists throughout the film and by the time the end comes, audiences will be spinning their heads in awe and amazement at the never ending wonders of this special movie. The film is dedicated to Anita Mui, who was to have a starring role before her unexpected death.

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