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Hero [Blu-ray+UltraViolet]

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Official Release Date Apr 19, 2011
Starring Jet Li, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung, Chen Daoming, Zhang Ziyi, Donnie Yen
Director Zhang Yimou
Screen Format Widescreen
Video Format 2.35:1
Audio DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1
Language English, French, Spanish, Mandarin
Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Year 2002
Running Time 99 minutes
Genre Martial Arts
Version  US
  MPAA PG-13
Parents strongly cautioned - Some material might be inappropriate for children under 13 years of age.
PAX-Code PAX0004400620
Catalog No.  105573
Item Code  0031398137566

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Zhang Yimou, the director of such Chinese epics as RED SORGHUM, RAISE THE RED LANTERN, JU DOU, and SHANGHAI TRIAD, takes his first stab at a period martial arts film and succeeds wildly, making an intelligent, carefully crafted drama that pays tribute to the genre while taking it to another level. The story is set 2,000 years ago, during the time of the Warring States, when seven kindgoms were battling for dominance, and one leader--the king of Qin (Chen Dao Ming)--was determined to end up victorious and unite all of China as one nation. The proud king is forced to live trapped alone in his palace as a remarkable trio of villains--Broken Sword (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai), Flying Snow (Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk), and Sky (Donnie Yen)--are out to kill him. But one day a simple country prefect (Jet Li) shows up, announcing that he has killed all three assassins. Identifying himself as Nameless, the prefect tells in great detail how he got rid of the king's sworn enemies. However, once Nameless is finished, the king has some interesting questions for him, pointing out holes in his tale. The cat-and-mouse story continues as Nameless and the king seek to find out the truth about the assassins and the future of China. Zhang Yimou's marvelous film is enhanced by Christopher Doyle's lush photography, Tan Dunn's percussive score (with Itzhak Perlman adding violin and fiddle), exciting special effects from SHAOLIN SOCCER veteran Tony Ching Siu-Tung, and excellent acting.

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Average rating:  (5 out of 5)
Total votes:7

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alan2 (1) on 12, Aug. 2004 19:59 (HKT)
Superb Movie
One of the best films I have seen this year
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Anonymous on 09, Jun. 2004 23:03 (HKT)
AllYourBase
this movie IS as good as ikaruga
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Anonymous on 30, Nov. 2003 20:45 (HKT)
Thumbs up from a non-action movie fan
I don\'t usually like action movies... and the whole kung foo thing has been overused lately. BUT... this movie really just blows you away.

The cinematography is excellent, and the plot is cleverly written. In my opinion, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is way below Hero... Even if you normally don\'t like these types of movies, I would still recommend it!!
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sascha.tausend (2) on 25, Oct. 2003 02:57 (HKT)
excellent asian cinema
This movie blew me away in the cinema. Beautifull cinematography, the locations are excellent and the use of color to aid the story telling is quite unique. There is so many little things to discover besides the main plot.

I can\'t wait to own the DVD and i hope they made a carefull transfer from the original movie version.

Probably one of the best movies this year.
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Anonymous on 21, Aug. 2003 23:12 (HKT)
Great fighting scenes
HERO shows one of the best fighting scenes I have ever seen in a Hong Kong movie, combined with a really beautiful scenery. Jet Li and Zhang Zi Yi are playing their roles just excellent.

What I disliked slighty was the idea that the story was told several times, I think a bit more could have been done out of the actual plot. Not as good as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon but it\'s getting very close... go and buy this movie, you won\'t regret it.
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