The Assassin

The wicked shall die.
The Assassin
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DVD Features:

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 26, 2016
  • Originally Released: 2016
  • Label: Well Go USA
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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Directed by
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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh80%

Total Count: 123


User Ratings: 5,428
Hou and cinematographer Mark Lee Ping Bing have come up with the most stylistically fascinating and visually striking work of their numerous collaborations...
Oct 16, 2015
Rating: 4/5 -- The director pays exhaustive attention to sound editing and mise-en-scène. Full Review
Independent (UK)
Jan 22, 2016
Combining Hou's patient, observant style with a historical martial arts tale, the film is a fascinating hybrid of craft, genre and story.
Los Angeles Times
Oct 15, 2015
Rating: 2/5 -- The Assassin is undeniably one of the most beautiful-looking films to come out all year - however fans of interesting characters, cinematic thrills and coherent narratives should look elsewhere. Full Review
One Room With A View
Apr 9, 2019
Enigmatic and often mesmerizing, super-saturated with color, drawn like a still plain ripped by brief, unexpected gusts of wind -- THE ASSASSIN is one of the most flat-out beautiful movies of the last decade, and also one of the most puzzling. -- Grade: A-
A.V. Club
Oct 15, 2015
Sweeping, gorgeous, and head-scratchingly inaccessible, The Assassin is a challenging watch that asks much of its audience. Full Review
Feb 2, 2019
Rating: 1/5 -- May just be the most tedious and enervating kung-fu movie ever conceived. Full Review
Times (UK)
Jan 22, 2016

Product Description:

Set in 9th-century China during the Tang Dynasty, a general's daughter (Qi Shu) who had been abducted as a child and trained by a nun in the martial arts, returns to her birthplace after thirteen years to kill the governor (Chen Chang) to whom she was once slated to marry. But first, she must confront her parents and her long-simmering repressed feelings in her struggle to decide whether to kill her former love or betray her orders as a righteous assassin.


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  • UPC: 812491016718
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