House of Flying Daggers / Elite Group (2003) Enterprises, Inc. presents an Ekdo 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

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Subjects: Secret societies--China--Drama
Man-woman relationships--China--Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Martial arts films
Films for the hearing impaired
Formats: Video Recording, DVD
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: Chinese, English (translated from), French (translated from), Summary is in English, Summary is in French, Chinese (translated from), Mandarin, Dubbed in: Mandarin, French, Dubbed in: French, Mandar, English, Dubbed in: English
Audience: General, MPAA rating: PG-13; for sequences of stylized martial arts violence, and some sexuality
Published: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Classics : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2005]
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternate Title(s): Shi mian mai fu (Motion picture).
Alternate Titles: Shi mian mai fu
Additional Authors: Zhang, Yimou
Kaneshiro, Takeshi
Liu, Dehua
Zhang, Ziyi, 1979-
Song, Dandan
Zhao, Xiaoding
Umebayashi, Shigeru, 1951-
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Notes: ISBN: 140497010X
UPC: 043396091788
UPC: 043396091801
Videorecording number: 09178Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Mandarin, dubbed English or dubbed French dialogue, English or French subtitles
Cast: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi, Song Dandan
Credits: 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
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004
MPAA rating: PG-13; for sequences of stylized martial arts violence, and some sexuality
Summary: 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
Special features: Commentary with actor Ziyi Zhang and director Zhang Yimou; creating the visual effects featurette; making-of 'House of Flying Daggers' featurette; theme song 'Lovers' music video; behind the scenes photo gallery; costumes gallery; storyboard comparisions; previews
Golden Satellite Awards, 2005, Golden Satellite Award - Best Cinematography (Xiaoding Zhao)
IMC copies 2 & 3 given by Brad Stafford in memory of Frances S. Stafford
Donation Info: Honoree : Stafford, Frances S
Donor : Stafford, Brad
OCLC Number: 57490972
ISBN/ISSN: 140497010X