Tai Chi in Movies 2 Titles for the Long Rainy Vacation Day
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Soundtrack French; English Subtitles; Dolby Digital 5.1 Re
HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS: director Zhang Yimou (JU DOU, RAISE THE RED LANTERN) tells an intricately detailed love story in the swordfighting epic HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, set during … Full Descriptionthe final days of the Tang Dynasty. A mysterious group called the Flying Daggers is a dangerous threat to the government, so police captain Leo (Andy Lau) sends his right-hand man, Jin (Takeshi Kaneshiro), undercover to try to find the rebels’ location. Jin, a notorious playboy, pretends he is a roving warrior called “Wind” and befriends Mei (Ziyi Zhang), a blind dancer who is believed to be the daughter of the former leader of the Daggers. As he leads her across the countryside, they are “attacked” by government soldiers–but these battles-Tai Chi in Movies-are staged by Leo in order to convince Mei that Jin is on her side. But when a general orders that Mei must be captured at any cost, the fighting turns real, and Jin must decide between his loyalty to his job and his growing love for Mei. Meanwhile, Mei battles her feelings for Jin as well, trying to hide her true self. CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: Based on a novel by Wang Du Lu, Ang Lee’s martial arts epic starts with the revenge plot common in the wuxia stories that Lee loved as a child, then adds a feminist twist. Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun Fat) is a legendary martial artist who has decided to pass on his sword, the Green Destiny, to a friend. Soon afterward, the sword is stolen by a masked female, setting in motion events that test the bonds of family, love, duty, and sisterhood. Chow appears with three generations of female stars: Cheng Pei Pei, a 1960s action heroine; Michelle Yeoh, the beauty queen turned 1980s action goddess; and newcomer Zhang Ziyi, who smolders as the princess who wants more than domestic tranquillity. Famed action choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping (THE MATRIX) stages jaw-dropping zero-G fights across rooftops, rivers, and bamboo trees, while Yo-Yo Ma punctuates the fisticuffs with dramatic cello solos.
This two-pack includes two martial arts epics: MASTER OF FLYING DAGGERS, and DRUNKEN SWORD. The former features some of China’s most accomplished martial arts masters using their skills … Full Descriptionto battle wrongdoings and evil. The latter film displays the little-known art of Drunken Sword fighting, a method rarely used outside of China. True to its name, this martial arts form involves loose, erratic movements that can at times resemble the behavior induced by heavy drinking. As viewers will see from watching DRUNKEN SWORD, mastering this art also requires one to exercise control and restraint.