Harry here... MUST SEE THIS MOVIE NOW!!!!! Gimme gimme gimme! NOW NOW NOW!!!
Sept. 23, 2004, 4:01 p.m. CST
Maybe a "Scary Movie" style of spoof would be appealing.
Sept. 23, 2004, 4:03 p.m. CST
When I saw this in Toronto, it cracked my fucking head open, went to jail for it and just when I woke up from my coma, it got out of jail and cracked my fucking head open again.
Sept. 23, 2004, 4:12 p.m. CST
Is there a story or a bunch of bamboo dancing and knife dodging?
Sept. 23, 2004, 4:58 p.m. CST
...but is it just more of the same ala 'Hero?' What's it all about?
Sept. 23, 2004, 5:16 p.m. CST
Ok, I'm not saying the story is best screenplay material or anything, but as kung-fu epics go, it isn't bad. In 9th century China, the Tang Dynasty is in decline, thanks largely to the efforts of the rebel group House of Flying Daggers. The government decides the best way to bring down the Daggers is from the inside. So they send a police captain undercover. He starts by rescuing the blind daughter of the former Dagger leader from prison. Then, he accompanies her through the forest towards an inevitable meeting with the Daggers. Meanwhile, the government, who knows nothing of the undercover operation, sends forces after them. Much ass-kicking, arrow-slinging and bamboo stick-throwing ensues. And, of course, the Dagger girl and government guy fall in love. It's basically a Romeo and Juliet story. But with considerably better knife-play.
Sept. 23, 2004, 5:19 p.m. CST
The guy is a police captain. And the undercover operation is organized by the police, without the government's knowledge. That's why the government sends army forces after them. Make sense?
Sept. 23, 2004, 6:04 p.m. CST
what a binky little teaser
Sept. 23, 2004, 6:38 p.m. CST
I'm there! "Sometimes fawgeetabouteet just meens fawgeetabouteet."
Sept. 23, 2004, 6:50 p.m. CST
This looks great, but even if it didn't I'd still be in the theater on opening night for one reason: Zhang Ziyi. Does anyone know how to propose marriage in Chinese? Aside from that, this looks like it will kick my head in and no, I will never get tired of this kind of film.
Sept. 23, 2004, 7:05 p.m. CST
Sept. 23, 2004, 8:32 p.m. CST
i'm sure i'll be there with bells on when it comes out here to the provinces, but having said that, yeah, i'm beginning to feel a little approaching backlash ... the martial arts fu with supernatural elements will eventually feel a little played ... even if i'm not entirely jaded yet, it would be nice to eventually see the gorgeous cinematography and exemplary production values of hero and daggers in the service of comparatively earthbound choreography. the best of'em are capable of visual poetry without bluescreens and wires.
Sept. 23, 2004, 10:28 p.m. CST
by el zar
Isn't this called The Lovers in japan ? I guess House of Flying Daggers is a more exciting title for American audiences. Sorta like crouching tiger, hidden dragon. But when's KUNG POW 2 COMING OUT ??
Sept. 23, 2004, 10:57 p.m. CST
by nolan bautista
im all for the eye-popping kung-fu/spectacular sword fights/flying daggers..but the important thing is will it have nudity/rape scenes? a car crash w/a good explosion? and the thing they always leave out: freaky sideways oriental vaginas ..you know what i mean..the ole' hairy dim-sum..slurp slurp
Sept. 24, 2004, 12:32 a.m. CST
by Lezbo Milk
I'd have to have a ton of Yagger shots to see this thing. I got burned on Hero (which I thought sucked pretty damn bad). I'm getting sick and tired of wire-fu. I've never had a genre of movies get so old for me so fast. For once, lets keep everyone on the ground...and actually have a story to tell, not just a shitload of visuals, and stoic looks from crummy actors.
Sept. 24, 2004, 2:41 a.m. CST
And I hope Miramaxe is paying attention. This is how to market this sort of movie. And it didn't take Sony two years either. They've actually gotten a free ride on Hero's back now.
Sept. 24, 2004, 3:51 a.m. CST
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Sept. 24, 2004, 11:11 a.m. CST
by Floyd Gondolli
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero and House Of Flying Daggers, What do all these films have in common? Stunning martial arts choreography? Beatiful images of the Asian landscape? No, the answer is Zhang Ziyi, and I'd pay to watch that woman read the phonebook, in silence (fuck, I even bought Rush Hour 2).Hey, and that Jet Li ain't that bad either...
Sept. 24, 2004, 1:07 p.m. CST
Sept. 24, 2004, 3:50 p.m. CST
i would say that the people who come up with this shit need to get laid, but i guess they do already. i guess then they just need to shut the fuck up and eat some red meat.
Sept. 25, 2004, 6:22 a.m. CST
I rushed ahead and bought a region 3 dvd of House of Flying Daggers, from a seemingly reputable seller. The picture quality was great, but the english subs came from the John Woo film "Windtalkers". .....2 hours of Andy Lau shouting "Damn you Joe Enders!" to Zhang Zi Yi.....
Sept. 25, 2004, 8:10 a.m. CST
Sept. 26, 2004, 2:25 a.m. CST
by nolan bautista
yes c4!..the image..blossoming..into a thing of beauty that soothes the mind..a peace in knowing that your control over her entire being is your right ..the surrendering face of naomi watts about to swallow hot,thick semen..we are of the same perverted mold! our name is legion..for we are many..
Sept. 26, 2004, 3:43 a.m. CST
Harry e-mail me if you wanna copy.
Sept. 26, 2004, 8:47 a.m. CST
by Boris the Blade
...and zombies. More zombies, please.