House of Flying Daggers

十面埋伏 - House of Flying Daggers

Shi mian mai fu

DVD - 2005 | Chinese
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"China 859 A.D. The once-mighty Tang dynasty is in decline. The emperor is weak and incompetent. His corrupt government no longer controls the land. Unrest sweeps the country. Village by village, an underground alliance forms: The House of Flying Daggers. Based near the imperial capital the House of Flying Daggers moves in the shadows. Stealing from the rich to give to the poor, they earn the support of the people. At the same time, they are feared and hated, by their bitter rivals, the local deputies."--Title screens. Local captains Leo and Jin set out to investigate a blind young dancer named Mei, who is believed to have ties to the Flying Daggers. Leo arrests Mei, only to have Jin break her out in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. Things are, however, far more complicated than they seem.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, ©2005
ISBN: 9781404970106
140497010X
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors (Original Script): 北京新画面影业有限公司
张艺谋工作室
安乐影片有限公司
章子怡
张艺谋

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readyrisa
Jul 01, 2018

AMAZING! Wow...what an ACTION -- PACKED... beautiful love story!
I'm still in awe!!!! A MUST - SEE!!!!!

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ddonster
May 06, 2016

Great characters, beautiful visuals. Even the english audio track doesn't spoil it. A tragic love story and martial arts action. I'm not surprised that it was a successful film: made for $12 million and grossed $92.

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marx_bro
Aug 28, 2015

This movie starts out with good intentions of chronicling the "war" between the corrupt government (and it's army) and the rebel Flying Daggers but soon devolves into a love triangle. Sure. It has some great fight scenes but the real reason to watch this flick is for the incredible cinematography and beautiful landscapes. Pay particular attention to the seasonal changes as the movie progresses.

Mocha6ft3 Mar 29, 2012

Attention passengers! We are being held here momentarily for HOMETHEATER!!! This movie has amazing sounds and visuals that will entertain you and your guests. Without a doubt my favorite scene for audio is "The Echo Game" A character in the film begans tossing beans at large drums that surround a blind dancer. I believe the blind dancer has to hit the drum a bean has bounced off of. What blew me away is your able to hear the beans traveling through the air, from one speaker to another as they bounce off the drums. AMAZING SOUND!!! A fight begans soon after the game with the blind dancer and it moves to another room filled with chimes or beaded curtains. EXCELLENT SOUND!!! I had to play both scenes one more time before i continued watching the movie. WOW!!! There is one more scene i enjoyed that takes place in a forest. Where hollow bamboo sticks are thrown and you can hear the wind whistle through them as they fly through the air. INCREDIBLE!!! I enjoyed this movie and it's a part of my collection. I'm giving this movie 5 stars!!! Excellent audio,great visuals,good story, and some kick booty characters. Wise barbeque chips,Lays classic chips,Utz buttered popcorn,Ben&Jerry's chunky monkey icecream.

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noxinvictal
Feb 02, 2012

Bloody fucking brilliant. The visuals alone are reason enough to watch this movie. Mind blowing cinema, forget the american crap.

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Mycollections
Jan 05, 2012

Excellent movie! I have watched 5 times for the last 5 years.and everytime it brougt in the excitment.

PastorB Jul 28, 2011

Took so long to DIE :( Very slow movie. The whole story can be told in 15 mins. Don't watch it unless you have tones of time to kill. Great movie if you want to fall asleep @.@

kittymuir Jun 14, 2011

A visually stunning movie. landscape, costumes, people, sets are all beautiful. story is not too bad, There are never happy endings in Asian movies.

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