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The Assassin (Sous-titres français)

3.4 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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  • Actors: N, A
  • Format: Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: Cantonese Chinese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: WellGo USA
  • Release Date: Jan. 26 2016
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B017JQO6BG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,842 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Celebrated Taiwanese Master Director Hou Hsiao-hsien's long-awaited return to the screen tells the story of Yie Ninniang (Shu Qi), a General's daughter, kidnapped as a child and trained by a nun in the deadly arts- only to be sent home on a bloody mission of revenge, with her betrothed (Chang Chen) as the target.

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Love this movie, great.
After viewing this movie I just wanted to cry for no reason what-so-ever, every scene is like a photograph
for these eyes of mind, you will or never ever ever ever see anything like this again in your life, I guarantee it,
there is not a lot of dialogue to this movie so you wont be short-changed by the subtitles, there is not much
action to this so its not in your face brutality at all, its like a moving painting, slow an engrossing movie you’ll
ever want to find or have in your collection, like it said on the back cover, the most rapturous martial arts film,
ever made, an I concur on that note, Taiwanese master director “Hou Hsiao-Hsien” long awaited masterpiece
has finally arrive, this is the story of Yie Ninniang (Shu Qi) a General’s daughter taken as a child an train to be
a deadly Assassin, but what becomes of that outcome is for you to see, my heart was so warm after this viewing,
that I just started watching it as soon as it was finished, I tell you you will not regret seeing this movie,
the music at the end was so mesmerizing an haunting like that movie I’ve seen with Mia Wasikowska “Tracks”
Language, Mandarin (Original)
Subtitles English French and Chinese.
Runtime 106 Min.
It Say 16 x 9 only two scene, the rest is 4.3.
5.1 an 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio.
What A Masterpiece For Your Eyes...
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This is a masterpiece. It is also a long time that I hoped such a great movie ! The outdoor decors are simply superb. One scenery by a cold night is colored in blue ! Fabulous ! A visual feast ! And the actors ? Excellent ! Shu Qi executes at the perfection a scenario which is difficult and all in shades. She is remarkable, talentuous, sensible and a true artist. If you like the poetry, begin this movie... the poetry in motion !
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If you are looking for an action martial film similar to Ip Man, avoid this one at all costs. The film is slow and meditative, often with the camera panning very slowly. But it was great camera work, with beautiful costume and beautiful setting. I love Hou's film and his style, and that helps me a lot in really taking my time to enjoy this one. A second viewing is mandatory if you want to grasp the story line, and the intricacies associated with the numerous characters. Highly recommended to those who has no complex against arthouse films.
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It starts out B&W and 'Academy' aspect ratio (1.375:1). Later it turns colour, then the aspect ratio goes back and forth between widescreen and Academy ratio a few times. It doesn't really distract from the plot, because there isn't much of one. Plenty of time with characters just standing or sitting around, thoughtfully staring at something, like statues. A bit of filming through curtains, just in case you'd become lost in the story. With each scene cut, the audio ambiance clumsily goes to zero (ensuring that the viewer never forgets that it's a movie). A couple of brief fight scenes, often hidden in the forest or dark. Some nice scenery. To be clear, I typically really enjoy this genre of Chinese films, just not this one.
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Monumentally beautiful film. There is a story, but it is thin and secondary to the colours and the fantastic images the director HSIAO-HSIEN HOU has created. It's about a female assassin is ordered by her master to take out a nobleman she was previously engaged to, and her conflicted feelings in carrying out her assignment. I definitely did enjoy watching it, but wished there was more to the plot.
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The only good thing I can say about the movie is that there are many beautiful scenes. OK, the music at the end is also hauntingly beautiful. But this is supposed to be a movie. I am amazed that anyone can follow the plot, that is, if there is a plot at all, and I am a Chinese.
Almost the entire movie is in 4:3 aspect ratio. I am surprised that you can get that nowadays.
What a let-down.
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