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The Resource House of flying daggers, Jing ying ji tuan qi ye you xian gong si chu pin ; An le ying pian you xian gong si, Zhang Yimou gong zuo shi, Beijing xin hua mian ying ye you xian gong si lian he she zhi ; jian zhi, Jiang Zhiqiang, Zhang Yimou ; bian ju, Li Feng, Zhang Yimou, Wang Bin ; dao yan, Zhang Yimou

House of flying daggers, Jing ying ji tuan qi ye you xian gong si chu pin ; An le ying pian you xian gong si, Zhang Yimou gong zuo shi, Beijing xin hua mian ying ye you xian gong si lian he she zhi ; jian zhi, Jiang Zhiqiang, Zhang Yimou ; bian ju, Li Feng, Zhang Yimou, Wang Bin ; dao yan, Zhang Yimou

Label
House of flying daggers
Title
House of flying daggers
Statement of responsibility
Jing ying ji tuan qi ye you xian gong si chu pin ; An le ying pian you xian gong si, Zhang Yimou gong zuo shi, Beijing xin hua mian ying ye you xian gong si lian he she zhi ; jian zhi, Jiang Zhiqiang, Zhang Yimou ; bian ju, Li Feng, Zhang Yimou, Wang Bin ; dao yan, Zhang Yimou
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Author
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • chi
  • eng
  • fre
  • chi
  • eng
  • fre
  • chi
Summary
"China 859 A.D. The once-mighty Tang dynasty is in decline. The emperor is weak and incompetent. His corrupt government no longer controls the land. Unrest sweeps the country. Village by village, an underground alliance forms: The House of Flying Daggers. Based near the imperial capital the House of Flying Daggers moves in the shadows. Stealing from the rich to give to the poor, they earn the support of the people. At the same time, they are feared and hated, by their bitter rivals, the local deputies."--Title screens. Local captains Leo and Jin set out to investigate a blind young dancer named Mei, who is believed to have ties to the Flying Daggers. Leo arrests Mei, only to have Jin break her out in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. Things are, however, 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 scored and produced by Shigeru Umebayashi ; costume designer, Emi Wada ; production designer, Huo Tingxiao ; action director, Tony Ching Siu-Tung ; theme song "Lovers" performed by Kathleen Battle
Date time place
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2004
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13 for sequences of stylized martial arts violence, and some sexuality
Language note
In Chinese [Mandarin], dubbed English or French, with optional subtitles in English or French
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.H685 2005
PerformerNote
Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi, Song Dandan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1979-
  • 1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zhang, Yimou
  • Kong, Bill
  • Li, Feng
  • Wang, Bin
  • Kaneshiro, Takeshi
  • Lau, Andy
  • Zhang, Ziyi
  • Song, Dandan
  • Zhao, Xiaoding
  • Umebayashi, Shigeru
  • Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
  • Elite Group Enterprises
  • Edko Films
  • Zhang Yimou gong zuo shi
  • Beijing xin hua mian ying ye you xian gong si
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
119
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • DVDs, French
  • Secret societies
  • Police
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Chinese language materials
  • Foreign films
  • Motion pictures, Chinese
  • Feature films
  • China
  • China
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
House of flying daggers, Jing ying ji tuan qi ye you xian gong si chu pin ; An le ying pian you xian gong si, Zhang Yimou gong zuo shi, Beijing xin hua mian ying ye you xian gong si lian he she zhi ; jian zhi, Jiang Zhiqiang, Zhang Yimou ; bian ju, Li Feng, Zhang Yimou, Wang Bin ; dao yan, Zhang Yimou
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: Commentary with Ziyi Zhang and Zhang Yimou [audio feature]; Making-of "House of Flying Daggers" [featurette] (45 min.); Creating the visual effects [featurette] (4 min.); Storyboard comparisons [featurette] (17 min.); Costumes gallery [slide show] (2 min.); Behind the scenes photo gallery [slide show] (3 min.); Theme song "Lovers" music video (4 min.); Previews (5 min.)
Carrier category
DVD
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
local
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (119 min.)
Isbn
9781404970106
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396091788
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
09178
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)57490972
  • 723855
  • (OCoLC)ocm57490972
  • 723855
System details
DVD; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation, 2.35:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD
Label
House of flying daggers, Jing ying ji tuan qi ye you xian gong si chu pin ; An le ying pian you xian gong si, Zhang Yimou gong zuo shi, Beijing xin hua mian ying ye you xian gong si lian he she zhi ; jian zhi, Jiang Zhiqiang, Zhang Yimou ; bian ju, Li Feng, Zhang Yimou, Wang Bin ; dao yan, Zhang Yimou
Publication
Note
Special features: Commentary with Ziyi Zhang and Zhang Yimou [audio feature]; Making-of "House of Flying Daggers" [featurette] (45 min.); Creating the visual effects [featurette] (4 min.); Storyboard comparisons [featurette] (17 min.); Costumes gallery [slide show] (2 min.); Behind the scenes photo gallery [slide show] (3 min.); Theme song "Lovers" music video (4 min.); Previews (5 min.)
Carrier category
DVD
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
local
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (119 min.)
Isbn
9781404970106
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396091788
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
09178
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)57490972
  • 723855
  • (OCoLC)ocm57490972
  • 723855
System details
DVD; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation, 2.35:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD

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