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Shi mian mai fu : House of flying daggers / Sony Classic Pictures ; Elite Group (2003) Enterprises, Inc. presents an Edko 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.

Zhang, Yimou. (Added Author). Kaneshiro, Takeshi. (Added Author). Lau, Andy, 1961- (Added Author). Zhang, Ziyi, 1979- (Added Author). Song, Dandan. (Added Author). Zhao, Xiaoding. (Added Author). Umebayashi, Shigeru, 1951- (Added Author). Sony Pictures Classics (Firm) (Added Author). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi, Song Dandan. (Cast).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 1424816858
  • ISBN: 9781424816859
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Blu-ray version; High definition widescreen ed.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Classics : [2006]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2004.
Special features: creating the visual effects featurette; storyboard comparisons.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
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.
Participant or Performer:
Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi, Song Dandan.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for sequences of stylized martial arts violence, and some sexuality.
System Details:
Blu-ray Disc; widescreen presentation (2.35:1), mastered in high definition, Dolby Digital.
Requires a Blu-ray player.
Language:
Mandarin, dubbed English or dubbed French dialogue, English or French subtitles.
Audio in Chinese PCM 5.1 (Uncompressed), Chinese, English, French, Spanish 5.1; with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
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.
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.
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