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Spring in a Small Town - a beguiling, slow burning drama

Advantages: A beautifully acted and beguiling film
Disadvantages: Black and white and with subtitles (if that's an issue)

And so another film that seems to have a classic tag associated to it, always a bad thing going into a film. Instant disappointment, just add viewing The BFI recently had a retrospective of Chinese cinema. I didnít go and see a single film, not sure ...

GenerallyInterested 05.06.2015 ∑ Read full review
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有 A FILM OF RARE BEAUTY 有

Advantages: A visual feast.
Disadvantages: Subtitles. 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 ...

Morning_Becomes_Electra 03.10.2007 ∑ Read full review
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The Most Beautiful Film Ever

Advantages: Incredible Acting, Special Effects and Story Line
Disadvantages: Is in Chinese/Manderin and may put people off reading subtitles

**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 DV ...

scotlandizdabest 05.10.2007 ∑ Read full review
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A Tale of Tragic Love

Advantages: Some of the best cinematography ever
Disadvantages: Plot 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 f ...

Praski 30.03.2009 ∑ Read full review
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Two Disc Edition for Doube the fun!

Advantages: Great photography and fight scenes
Disadvantages: unrealistic 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, ...

superfrenchguy 31.07.2005 ∑ Read full review
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