Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Sihung Lung, Cheng Pei-Pei, Fazeng Li, Xian Gao|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama, World Cinema|
|Studio:||COLUMBIA TRI-STAR HOME VIDEO|
|Original title||Wo hu cang long|
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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
|Run time:||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Jun 2001|
|Subtitles:||English, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Hindi, Hebrew, Bulgarian, Greek, Arabic, Portuguese|
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Ma ma, ho hoBy Waterboy (34 reviews) from Hertfordshire , 11 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]I have to agree with my Chinese friend's opinions about this film; it is only so so (ma ma, ho ho; part horse/part pig); horses can gallop, but pigs can't fly. Despite an excellent cast and some stunning scenery, at less than two hours this still felt like a long film. The fights seemed to go on forever and the wire work was bad. This film was not a success in Asia, they had seen it all done better before. Praised by Western critics and viewers, this is a crossover film that works for some and not for others. It took me three times to get to the end without falling asleep. As with Zhang Ziyi, this is a western success that is not well regarded in Asia. If you think a cross between a pig and a horse would be a good thing rent this.
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Unrequited love tale in fantasy China.By Paul_B (2 reviews) , 25 Jul 2013OK. This is not a traditional Eastern martial film, but more of a liberal fantasy/love story. In fact, the closest thing I can compare it to in the west, is probably Kevin Costner's Prince of Thieves, in as much as it is a period piece, with action sequences, comedy, romance, and larger than life characters. Unlike Prince of Thieves, it's main love arc, hinted at in the first few frames, and ending in the last, is the most beautiful and engaging part of this film. Like Cyrano De Bergerac it isn't afraid to look into love as a counterpart and foil to duty, and like Cyrano, is one of only four films that makes me weep every time I see it. There are negatives. It was not received well in China, although I have heard that that was mainly due to dialogue and accent issues, and the choreographed scenes are not generally as good as other films of this ilk, although personally, I find they fit the film perfectly. Overall, if you expect some kind of historical Chinese period film, then you will be disappointed, this is also true if you expect a martial arts film. If however you are interested in a fantastical tale, that is beautifully, beautifully shot, well acted, and wrapped around a story of heart breaking and unrequited love, then this film will make you very happy indeed. And by happy, I mean very, very sad. Going back to a former point, I think if you love Cyrano de Bergerac, then you will absolutely love this.
Worth it's 10 Academy Award NominationsBy AldbroBev (4 reviews) , 03 May 2013Didnt think it would be my cup of tea, but Boy! I was wrong. I only ordered if after loving Michelle Yeoh in Memoirs of a Geisha and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor So good I immediately went and bought the DVD straight after, Say no more.
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Fantastic filmBy Eva2010 (9 reviews) from Herts , 19 Mar 2013I love this film. Really enjoyed watching a film with a different perspective from another culture and found the story line gripping. This is a film I could watch time and time again.
good filmBy lukelomas189 (1 review) , 21 Jan 2013classic film. well worth watching, beatiful scenery and acting at it best. subtitles can get annoying and some scenes are far fetched, but all in all, i loved it.
Martial arts with tasteBy a customer , 05 Jan 2013If you don't mind subtitles, it's very much worth watching.... beautifully shot. There are places where it can get a bit far fetched though.