• House of Flying Daggers (2004)

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Release Date: December 3rd, 2004

DVD Release Date: April 19th, 2005

PG-13|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
The Tang Dynasty is fighting to keep control over China, a battle they are losing to several rebel groups. One such group is the House of Flying Daggers, who steal from the wealthy and give to the poor. Two police deputies working with the government (Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau) are ordered to investigate the dancer Mei (Zhang Ziyi), who is rumored to be working with the House of Flying Daggers. But both men fall under her charms and decide to help her escape instead.

Cast: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi, Dandan Song, Hongfei Zhao, Jun Guo, Shu Zhang, Jiusheng Wang

Director: Yimou Zhang

Genres: Action, Martial arts

Production Co: Beijing New Picture Film Co., Edko Films, Elite Group Enterprises, Zhang Yimou Studio, China Film Co-Production Corporation

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  • An astonishing combination of spectacle, suspense, martial-arts flash, sublime silliness, anti-gravity action and passionate intensity -- before and after everything else, it's a grand love story.

  • It's action opera, sword-and-sorcery song-and-dance, and it's a heart-pumping, jaw-dropping thrill. OK, so I kind of like the thing. show more

  • Forget "Hero" -- that cult hit was just Zhang Yimou's warm-up for this martial-arts fireball that throws in a lyrical love story, head-spinning fights and dazzling surprises. show more

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