This disc is not perfect. House of Flying Daggers is a 2004 wuxia film. Wuxia is a genre, primarily Chinese, that follows the adventures of martial artists. This film falls into the action, romance, and drama categories. A couple of scenes appear overly saturated. Music is very lovely, and accentuates the story in a couple of scenes.
I suppose it's almost Robin Hood in a way, there are outlaws in the forest that are fighting the corrupt government and police force. It can be watched either dubbed or subtitled. Sound quality is excellent your choice between lossless Cantonese or Dolby Digital 5. This is still a martial arts film, but the love story is an integral part of the plot. I was rather pleased with the story; it's maybe not as deep as other works, but this film is a pretty fun and engrossing adventure. Characters are decent and emotional. The House of Flying Daggers can be confusing at times.
But both men fall under her charms and decide to help her escape instead. House of Flying Daggers differs from a more typical wuxia film in that the romance in the story is a dominant element. It have wonderful colors, good drama, and the cinematic kung-fu. This is a classic along with Hero and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Cast: , , , Dandan Song, Hongfei Zhao, Jun Guo, Shu Zhang, Jiusheng Wang Director: Genres: , Martial arts Production Co: Beijing New Picture Film Co.
It has amazing cinematography and was nominated in that category for the 2004 Academy Awards. Her abilities as an actress, her incredible beauty and the above mentioned talents make her tower above any American, Hollywood actress. And instead of bows, there are daggers. The photography is fantastic and the use of color is outstanding. This movie will dazzle and enthrall, and its pathos is even superior to that of Crouching Tiger which is a similar genre by an equally talented Director. It is full of plot twists and wonderful martial arts action.
It deserved the awards it earned. Color and contrast vary; some scenes look great while others are either a bit washed-out or a bit too dark. The various battles are choreographed in a way to make the fights beautiful and fun to watch. But both men fall under her charms and decide to help her escape instead. 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. The Tang Dynasty is fighting to keep control over China, a battle they are losing to several rebel groups. A police officer is sent to investigate a blind dancer at a brothel, who might belong to the House of Flying Daggers, a group of Assassins.
One such group is the House of Flying Daggers, who steal from the wealthy and give to the poor. . This film is full of stylized violence, but lacks graphic violence. But the most attractive feature is the production design, which features lots of ornate and vibrantly colorful sets and costumes, and some cool weaponry. The effects are not up to today's standards but that's fine, they are still pretty damn good. I enjoyed the movie even though some of it was confusing and difficult to follow in parts.
An amazing dance is preformed as Mei, the blind dancer, dances and flings the long sleeves of her dress at drums that the police officer hits with beans. There are historical political elements to the story, as well as intricate interpersonal relationships. It could be watched by children, but some of the plot elements might be a little over their head. I know I've seen it at least 20 times. It is not a grainy picture, but it does have some fuzzy noise in a lot of scenes. 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. One such group is the House of Flying Daggers, who steal from the wealthy and give to the poor.
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