House of Flying Daggers

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House of Flying Daggers

Post by Kimberly » Sat Nov 27, 2004 9:34 am

Hero is one of my favorite movies... and while I enjoyed the story of Hero alot more as well as the fantasy "mind fights"... I thought House of Flying Daggers was once again gorgeous.

The story centers on two officers trying to find the new leader of the House of Flying Daggers, which is a sort of feared Robin Hood like group. A blind young woman, skilled in martial arts of course, is arrested and found to be a member of the group. The two officers come up with a plan where the one will break her out of jail and help her back... this way finding the group. It gets all messy though when that love word starts to happen...

Like Hero, it is a period peice... it too has beautiful costumes, gorgeous settings and great fight scenes. House of Flying Daggers wasn't all flying swords like Hero was. There were a few parts where I did feel that the director was trying to capture a moment or two from Hero (ie Hero having the part where they are fighting on the water and Jet Li hits the drop of water off his sword to the other guy, who in turn hits it back to him... in House of Flying Daggers there's a similar shot, but done with blood).

Really a lovely, outstanding film...


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Post by bRRt » Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:26 pm

sounds nice, where can I find that?
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Post by Kimberly » Sat Nov 27, 2004 5:38 pm

bRRt wrote:sounds nice, where can I find that?


Got a DVD-R from http://www.superhappyfun.com

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Post by Latte Thunder » Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:09 pm

I've got a great boot of this. I thought Hero was much more aesthetically pleasing as I hold firm to my belief that it's the most beautiful martial arts movie ever made, but Flying Daggers is definitely up there on my list of most impressive. It's much more conventional than Hero and feels a lot more like Crouching Tiger.

I'd like to see more of these martial arthouse movies made.
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Post by Kimberly » Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:40 am

Latte Thunder wrote:I've got a great boot of this. I thought Hero was much more aesthetically pleasing as I hold firm to my belief that it's the most beautiful martial arts movie ever made, but Flying Daggers is definitely up there on my list of most impressive. It's much more conventional than Hero and feels a lot more like Crouching Tiger.

I'd like to see more of these martial arthouse movies made.


I just really enjoyed the story of Hero alot more and totally agree about it being the most beautiful martial arts movie ever made... and Jet Li too boot... who woulda thunk!! I also loved the Rashomon like way that Hero was told...
I also enjoyed the love story between Broken Sword and Flying Snow. Hero moved me to tears... House of Flying Daggers didn't, though it tried.

I thought House of Flying Daggers was outstanding... just not as good as the director's previous film.


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Post by Kimberly » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:25 am

*BUMP*

It got a wide theatrical release today... I suggest you do yourself a favor and see this movie!!


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