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During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.
In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover to deliver to safe keeping, but it is stolen, and the chase is on to find it. The search leads to the House of Yu where the story takes on a whole different level. Written by
The scenes shot in the Gobi Desert were constantly interrupted by rain. See more »
(at around 1h 30 mins) During the fight between Yu Shu Lien and Xiou Long many floor tiles are smashed by Shu Lien. After Shu Lien discards her heavy metal weapon and continues to fight, the tiles appear repaired. See more »
Master Li is here! Master Li is here!
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is, quite simply, a stunning film and a real
breath of fresh air in a genre that was previously somewhat stagnant.
Kung-fu films were on a very steady decline, with only Jet Li making a valid
effort to change things around. It comes then as a great relief that Ang Lee
decided to do what he did and put an entirely new slant on the genre.
Tacky dubbed dialogue is out of the window and we're back to the films
original Chinese language subtitled into English. This adds a lot more to
one of the films main themes, culture. While we as the Kung-fu loving public
have grown used to storylines generally involving the hero's lost
mother/brother/pet goldfish, Crouching Tiger... eschews all of these
stereotypes and sets about creating a really authentic atmosphere.
I won't bother rehashing the story because if you haven't seen the film yet
I want you to go in with as little knowledge as possible. If you don't know
what to expect, I can't recommend Crouching Tiger... more highly. Lee's
directorial style is simply a joy to behold, and every minute detail is
treated with a respect most directors simply don't have. Now, the part we've
all been waiting for. I know what you're thinking, "It's all very well
having a great story but what good is it if they're all going to mince about
Well, I'm pleased to tell you that these guys kick more ass than you've EVER
seen before. The fight sequences are stunningly choreographed and the
'flying' looks spectacular. While a big thing has been made of Chow Yun Fat
and Zhang Ziyi's treetop battle, the one for me is between Michelle Yeoh's
Shu Lien and Ziyi's Jen. Both instances, both in the courtyard and the dojo
are, quite frankly, the most astounding displays of martial arts I have EVER
been lucky enough to witness. While Bruce Lee can certainly do the real
thing, and he is without doubt the original and best, Wo Ping's sequencing
of the fight scenes is truly revolutionary.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is one of the best films I have ever seen and
I would recommend anyone, whether or not they are interested in Kung-fu
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