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Monday, February 07, 2005

House of Flying Daggers

We went to a preview screening of House the Flying Daggers tonight.

Directed by Yimou Zhang (Hero and Raise the Red Lantern), there were definitely elements of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon albeit with significantly more girl power. There were also a lot more nature scenes (as opposed to usual palacial opulence) and the cinematography and sound were very impressive.

Probably not as good as Crouching Tiger in my opinion but still most enjoyable and Legolas is definitely given a run for his money in the archery precision stakes.

Ziyi Zhang is as beautiful as ever and the bamboo forest scene one-ups the running-through-the-trees from Crouching Tiger. Perfectly timed for Chinese New Year too.

House of Flying Daggers opens in Sydney on Thursday Feb 17.
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posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 2/07/2005 11:59:00 pm


  • At 2/13/2005 2:30 am, Blogger Ms One Boobie said…

    Love the movie.. and just as good as Crouching Tiger.. AG.. ;)

  • At 2/13/2005 5:58 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi MrsT - I thought the cinematography and sound were just as good, but the plot wasn't quite as compelling for me. I liked the bath-in-the-forest scene though! :P

  • At 2/14/2005 10:54 am, Blogger pinkcocoa said…

    I am still waiting for my friend to pass me the DVD! Love the costumes particularly. This movie is surely a killer for the ladies. I like Takeshi ^-^

  • At 2/15/2005 9:23 am, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi pinkcocoa - Ahh but you must see it on the big screen with surround sound!

    A yes, Takeshi was nice eye candy. And he's handy with a bow and arrow too.


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