Rent House of Flying Daggers (2004)

3.7 of 5 from 375 ratings
1h 54min
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Synopsis:
Hoping she will lead them to her fellow assassins, two captains (Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau) hatch a plan to capture and trick Mei (Ziyi Zhang) a beautiful dancer suspected of having ties to the House of the flying daggers, a powerful revolutionary faction. From there begins a long trail of dangerous encounters, impossible love triangles and plot twists, in which people are rarely as they seem…
Actors:
, , , Dandan Song, Hongfei Zhao, , , Jiusheng Wang, Zhengyong Zhang, Yongxin Wang, , Qi Zi, Xuedong Qu, Liping Tian, Hongwei Zhao, Weina Huang, , Xiadong Yang, Yisha Shang,
Directors:
Writers:
Feng Li, Bin Wang
Others:
Roger Savage, Andy Brown, Emi Wada, Luke Hetherington, Angie Lam, Kirsty Millar, Kwan Lee-Na, Yang Xiaohai, Chau Siu-Mui, Huo Tingxiao, Tao Jing, Zhao Xiaoding, Cheng Long
Aka:
Shi mian mai fu
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama
Countries:
China, Action & Adventure, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/05/2005
Run Time:
114 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
Mandarin
Subtitles:
English
Bonus:
  • Commentary by Zhang Yimou and Ziyi Zhang
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/06/2008
Run Time:
114 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
Chinese, Mandarin
Subtitles:
English
Bonus:
  • Making of Documentary
  • Visual Effects Featurette
  • 'Lovers' Music Video (with and without lyrics)
  • Storyboard to Film Comparison
  • Filming Locations
  • Photography Gallery
  • Costume Gallery
  • Props Gallery
  • Settings Gallery
  • Behind the Scenes Photography (Fields and Forest)
  • UK Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots

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Reviews (3) of House of Flying Daggers

Excellent film - House of Flying Daggers review by Chris Barnes

This is a visually stunning and surprisingly exciting film. The action is relatively realistic for an Asian film and although the dialogue is a little stilted, the plot has purpose and you realise you do care about the characters. Held me through the whole film.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

One of my all time favourites - House of Flying Daggers review by Rubber Ducky

I absolutely adore this film. The cinematography is absolutely spectacular, with fantastic use of colour and light in a wide range of settings. The way movement is captured is entrancing, and so much better than Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Superb special effects, with scenes which I have found myself repeating as I can never quite believe they are so brilliant. A tale of loyalty and betrayal with a beautiful romantic theme running through it. Makes me cry every time!

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Wind beneath Mai Wings - House of Flying Daggers review by Cherry

Not at all what I expected, but there were some incredibly beautiful images presented, and 'Mai' is stunning as a blind ninja. Some of the martial arts moves are somewhat unrealistic, as in The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, but it doesn't seem to matter, the film being something of a mythical tale.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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