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No one uses color like Chinese director Zhang Yimou--movies like Raise the Red Lantern or Hero, though different in tone and subject matter, are drenched in rich, luscious shades of red, blue, yellow, and green. House of Flying Daggers is no exception; if they weren't choreographed with such vigorous imagination, the spectacular action sequences would seem little more than an excuse for vivid hues rippling across the screen. Government officers Leo and Jin (Asian superstars Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro) set out to destroy an underground rebellion called the House of Flying Daggers (named for their weapon of choice, a curved blade that swoops through the air like a boomerang). Their only chance to find the rebels is a blind women named Mei (Ziyi Zhang, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) who has some lethal kung fu moves of her own. In the guise of an aspiring rebel, Jin escorts Mei through gorgeous forests and fields that become bloody battlegrounds as soldiers try to kill them both. While arrows and spears of bamboo fly through the air, Mei, Jin, and Leo turn against each other in surprising ways, driven by passion and honor. Zhang's previous action/art film, Hero, sometimes sacrificed momentum for sheer visual beauty; House of Flying Daggers finds a more muscular balance of aesthetic splendor and dazzling swordplay. --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to the DVD edition.
The package came in good condition. The company delivered it on time and in great condition. THanks very much for everything. I will for sure buy from you again!Published on Nov. 16 2011 by Shakeel Chaudhry
We really enjoyed this film, except for two scenes that didn't sit well with us as animal lovers and PETA supporters. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2011 by R3aLiTY_bYt3s
I loved this film. Brilliant cinematography. It's stunning, Explosive and Spectacular. A brilliant martial art film and the visual effects are really good. Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2010 by Ben Nicholson