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Crouching tiger, hidden dragon

(DVD - 2001 - Chinese)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Set in 19th-century China, two master warriors are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocratic woman prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face-to-face with their worst enemy, and the enduring power of love.
Title: Crouching tiger, hidden dragon
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Publisher: [United States] : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2001], c2000
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Sony Pictures Classics and Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia present in association with Good Machine International, an Edko Films, Zoom Hunt production in collaboration with China Film Co-Production Corp. and Asian Union Film & Entertainment Ltd. ; produced by Bill Kong, Hsu Li Kong, Ang Lee ; screenplay by Wan Hui Ling, James Schamus and Tsai Kuo Jung ; directed by Ang Lee
Notes: Based on the book: Wo hu zang long / by Wang Du Lu
Special features: Audio commentary by director Ang Lee and screenwriter James Schamus, Coco Lee "A love before time" music video, "making of" featurette, photo gallery, filmographies, production notes and theatrical trailers
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: Set in 19th-century China, two master warriors are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocratic woman prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face-to-face with their worst enemy, and the enduring power of love.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards (2001): Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography (Peter Pau), Best Music, Original Score (Tan Dun), Best Art Direction--Set Decoration (Timmy Yip); Golden Globe Awards (2001): Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director, Motion Picture (Ang Lee)
ISBN: 0767861442
Branch Call Number: DVD Foreign CROUCHING
Credits: Photography, Peter Pau; action choreography, Yuen Wo Ping; editor, Tim Squyres; production/costume design, by Tim Yip; music, Tan Dun; cello, Yo-Yo Ma.
Performers: Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhan Ziyi, Chang Chen, Lung Sihung, Cheng Pei Pei.
System Details: DVD, 16x9 widescreen, 5.1 Dolby digital
Other Language: In Mandarin with optional soundtracks in English or French and optional subtitles in English or French; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
Subject Headings: Women martial artists China Drama Foreign films Martial arts films
Genre/Form: Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Action and adventure films
Fantasy films
Topical Term: Women martial artists
Foreign films
Chinese language edition
Martial arts films
Publisher No: D05990D Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
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Aug 20, 2013
  • 2101kol rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The subtitles take some time to get used to but after it manages to entertain. It contains some good martial arts action sequences and good performances.

May 08, 2013
  • velloxal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Asian fighting, culture difference, love story, sacrifice. Great scenery. Pleasant movie to watch.

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