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Title House of Flying Daggers [videorecording] / Elite Group (2003) Enterprises, Inc. presents an Ekdo Films, Zhang Yimou Studio production in collaboration with Beijing New Picture Film Co., Ltd. ; produced by Bill Kong, Zhang Yimou ; screenplay by Li Feng, Zhang Yimou, Wang Bin ; story, Zhang Yimou, Li Feng, Wang Bin ; directed by Zhang Yimou.

Imprint New York : Sony Pictures Classics, c2005.

Copies

Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 2nd Floor  791.4372 H8165f 2005    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition [Widescreen version].
Description 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Rovi Media Collection. Movies. MiEM
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2004 under title: Shi mian mai fu.
Presented in widescreen format.
Special features: commentary with actor Ziyi Zhang and director Zhang Yimou; creating the visual effects featurette; making-of 'House of Flying Daggers' featurette; theme song 'Lovers' music video; behind the scenes photo gallery; costumes gallery; storyboard comparisions; previews.
Credits Director of photography, Zhao Xiaoding ; editor, Cheng Long ; original music score, Shigeru Umebayashi ; costume designer, Emi Wada ; production designer, Huo Tingxiao ; visual effects, Animal Logic Film ; action director, Tony Ching Siu-Tung.
Cast Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi, Song Dandan.
Summary During the reign of the Tang dynasty in China, a secret organization called "The House of the Flying Daggers" rises and opposes the government. Leo is a police officer who sends officer Jin to investigate a young dancer named Mei, claiming that she has ties to the "Flying Daggers" organization. Leo ends up arresting Mei, only to have Jin break her free in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. But things are far more complicated than they seem.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13.
System Details DVD.
Language Soundtracks: English, French, Mandarin; subtitles: English, French.
Awards Golden Satellite Awards, 2005, Golden Satellite Award - Best Cinematography (Xiaoding Zhao)
Subject Secret societies -- China -- Drama.
Police -- China -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- China -- Drama.
Feature films.
Motion pictures, Chinese.
Foreign films.
China -- History -- Tang dynasty, 618-907 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Martial arts films.
Action and adventure films.
Motion pictures, Chinese.
Video recordings.
Added Author Zhang, Yimou.
Kaneshiro, Takeshi.
Lau, Andy, 1961-
Zhang, Ziyi, 1979-
Song, Dandan.
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Beijing xin hua mian ying ye you xian gong si.
Note Chinese title: Shi mian mai fu.
ISBN 9781404970106
140497010X
Standard No. 043396091788
Music No. 09178

 
    
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