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The filming required an immense effort from all involved. Chow and Yeoh had to learn to speak Mandarin, which Lee insisted on using instead of Cantonese to achieve a more classic, lyrical feel. The astonishing battles between Jen (Zhang) and Yu Shu Lien (Yeoh) on the rooftops and Jen and Li Mu Bai (Chow) atop the branches of bamboo trees required weeks of excruciating wire and harness work (which in turn required meticulous "digital wire removal"). But the result is a seamless blend of action, romance, and social commentary in a populist film that, like its young star Zhang, soars with balletic grace and dignity. --Eugene Wei --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This product was on sale when I purchased it and you can't go wrong with this team of martial artists. Shipping and product were as advertised.Published 13 months ago by blushone
It's a bit intense at times but good intense. It's the cinematic/drama coming out as an actual thrilling moving made with a slow budget. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sean
I love the plot, action scenes and the music. It's very original. I also like that I can watch the movie in the original Mandarin version.Published on Dec 30 2011 by IH
when i watched it,it was weird and and to japannessey. my dad liked it but i didn't really. they bbetter not make a new one.Published on Jan. 25 2006 by Shirley Currie