Release Date: 6/5/2001 Original Release: 1999 Format: DVD Length: 120 minutes Rating:PG-13 (MPAA) Rating Reason: Martial arts violence and some sexuality. UPC: 043396059900 Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainm
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Special Edition DVD Description
Known for making films about familial relationships, director Ang Lee surprised everyone with his martial arts epic CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. Based on a novel by Wang Du Lu, CROUCHING TIGER starts with the revenge plot common in the wuxia stories that Lee loved as a child, then adds a feminist twist. Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun Fat) is a legendary martial artist who has decided to pass on his sword, the Green Destiny, to a friend. Soon afterward, the sword is stolen by a masked female, setting in motion events that test the bonds of family, love, duty, and sisterhood. Chow appears with three generations of female stars: Cheng Pei Pei, a 1960s action heroine; Michelle Yeoh, the beauty queen turned 1980s action goddess; and newcomer Zhang Ziyi, who smolders as the princess who wants more than domestic tranquillity. Famed action choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping (THE MATRIX) stages jaw-dropping zero-G fights across rooftops, rivers, and bamboo trees, while Yo-Yo Ma punctuates the fisticuffs with dramatic cello solos. Described by Lee as "SENSE AND SENSIBILITY with martial arts," CROUCHING TIGER recalls the best wuxia films of the 1960s and pushes the genre in new directions.
Region 1 Keep Case Special Edition Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35 Letterbox - 2.35 Audio: Digital Dolby 2.0 - English, French Digital Dolby 5.1 - English, Mandarin Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned Subtitles - French - Optional Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary: Ang Lee - Director, James Schamus - Writer Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer Featurette: 1. Making of (From BRAVO): UNLEASHING THE DRAGON 2. Conversation with Michelle Yeoh Interactive Features: Scene Selection Interactive Menus: Animated Menus Text/Photo Galleries: Production Notes Filmographies Photo Montage DVD-ROM Features: Weblinks
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