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The Resource 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, (videorecording)

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, (videorecording)

Label
House of Flying Daggers
Title
House of Flying Daggers
Statement of responsibility
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
Title variation
Shi mian mai fu
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • chi
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • chi
  • chi
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
Member of
Awards note
Golden Satellite Awards, 2005, Golden Satellite Award - Best Cinematography (Xiaoding Zhao).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for sequences of stylized martial arts violence, and some sexuality
Language note
Can be viewed subtitled in English or French, or dubbed in English or French
PerformerNote
Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi, Song Dandan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1979-
  • 1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zhang, Yimou
  • Kaneshiro, Takeshi
  • Liu, Dehua
  • Zhang, Ziyi
  • Song, Dandan
  • Zhao, Xiaoding
  • Umebayashi, Shigeru
  • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainemnt (Firm)
Runtime
115
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Secret societies
  • Police
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2004
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (115 min.)
Isbn
9781404970106
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396091788
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
09178
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
OCM57490972
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2004
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (115 min.)
Isbn
9781404970106
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396091788
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
09178
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
OCM57490972
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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