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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

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

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
  • House of flying daggers [widescreen (DVD)]
  • Shi mian mai fu [DVD]
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
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
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for sequences of stylized martial arts violence, and some sexuality
Language note
Dialogue in Mandarin or dubbed English or French ; subtitles in English or French
PerformerNote
Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi, Song Dandan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chang, I-mou
  • Kaneshiro, Takeshi
  • Liu, Dehua
  • Zhang, Ziyi
  • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
115
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Secret societies
  • Foreign films
Target audience
general
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
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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Edition
Widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.35:1.
Extent
1 videodisc (115 min.)
Isbn
9781404970106
Isbn Type
(DVD)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
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; 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
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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Edition
Widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.35:1.
Extent
1 videodisc (115 min.)
Isbn
9781404970106
Isbn Type
(DVD)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
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; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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