House of Flying Daggers (Widescreen)

Starring: Takeshi Kaneshiro Director: Zhang Yimou  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
From the director of "Hero" and the star of "Hero" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
House of Flying Daggers (Widescreen)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - Chinese/Mandarin, English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Music Video: "Lovers"
    • Film to Storyboard Comparison
    • Trailers: Previews
    • Audio Commentary: Zhang Yimou - Director, Ziyi Zhang - Star
    • Featurette:
      1. Creating the Visual Effects
      2. Making Of (45 min.)
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos: Behind the Scenes
    • Costumes Gallery

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Entertainment Reviews:

Premiere - 12/01/2004
"The action sequences are often joltingly spectacular..."
New York Times - 12/03/2004
"[A] gorgeous entertainment, a feast of blood, passion and silk brocade."
Los Angeles Times - 12/03/2004
"Zhang reveals bold finesse at pulling off an emotion-charged epic of style and sophistication that is exciting and at times humorous."
USA Today - 12/03/2004
"[A}n orgy of spellbinding visuals: dazzling acrobatics, mesmerizing martial arts, sumptuous settings and resplendent costumes. With its high drama and historical setting, it is more like an opera than a movie."
Rolling Stone - 12/09/2004
"[With] a lyrical love story, head-spinning fights and dazzling surprises....Prepare your eyes for popping."
Uncut - 01/01/2005
"Zhang Yimou returns with another beautifully wrought incursion into classical Chinese folklore."
Entertainment Weekly -
"[A]n outrageously gorgeous spectacle of balletic aggression....[With] a romantic passion that's woven into the very fabric of the action."
Sight and Sound - 01/01/2005
"HOUSE is lushly emotional, intimate and intricately tricked out....Zhang has always deployed colour and design with immense skill..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 12/01/2004
"[T]he ravishing visual compositions add a magical note to this tragic tale."
Empire - 12/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he real delight here is the inspired fights, the lyrical love story and the twisty-turny narrative."

Plot Keywords:

Assassination | Dancing | Epic | Friendships | Period Piece | Samurai | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • This film was included in the 42nd New York Film Festival organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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  • Sales Rank: 76,631
  • UPC: 043396091788
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