Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [Blu-ray] [2000]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (241 out of 251)

Special Features


  • Ang Lee & James Schamus commentary
  • Unleashing the Dragon: The making of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • A conversation with Michelle Yeoh

Synopsis


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee took a break from making Western period dramas to fashion this wild and woolly martial arts spectacular featuring special effects and action sequences courtesy of the choreographer of The Matrix (1999), Yuen Woo Ping. In the early 19th century, martial arts master Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat) is about to retire and enter a life of meditation, though he quietly longs to avenge the death of his master, who was killed by Jade Fox (Cheng Pei-pei). He gives his sword, a fabled 400-year-old weapon known as Green Destiny, to his friend, fellow martial arts wizard and secret love Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh), so that she may deliver it to Sir Te (Sihung Lung). Upon arrival in Peking, Yu happens upon Jen (Zhang Ziyi), a vivacious, willful politician's daughter. That night, a mysterious masked thief swipes Green Destiny, with Yu in hot pursuit -- resulting in the first of several martial arts action set pieces during the film. Li arrives in Beijing and eventually discovers that Jen is not only the masked thief but is also in cahoots with the evil Jade. In spite of this, Li sees great talent in Jen as a fighter and offers to school her in the finer points of martial arts and selflessness, an offer that Jen promptly rebukes. This film was first screened to much acclaim at the 2000 Cannes, Toronto, and New York film festivals and became a favorite when Academy Awards nominations were announced in 2001: Tiger snagged ten nods and later secured four wins for Best Cinematography, Score, Art Direction, and Foreign Language Film. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Chow Yun-Fat
    Chow Yun-Fat - Li Mu Bai
  • Michelle Yeoh
    Michelle Yeoh - Yui Hsui Lien
  • Zhang Ziyi
    Zhang Ziyi - Jen
  • Chang Chen
    Chang Chen - Lo
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    Sihung Lung - Sir Te



Customer rating

4.7
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The video on this 4K is terrible!

    Posted
    CriticNj

    Whether I got a hold of a bad batch of this title due to poor mastering or Sony doesn't care and simply puts out junk to take advantage of the latest technology, either way it's horrible QC on Sony's part. I've not ever seen a film (even going back to the old DVD days) this grainy. The grain on the actors faces and clothes in particular is so distracting that you give up trying. When the image of the 4K version is actually worse than the DVD version, then I won't rate the audio, etc. any better. I'm on a new Panasonic DMP-900, OLED (current firmware) and have viewed many other new 4K titles that present perfectly with nice tight and sprite HDR images. What's worse, this is the second copy of CTHD I've tested. The first one I returned (and I had further tested that one in a Samsung 4k player at my local Best Buy Magnolia center before I took it back to the counter for an exchange and so I know it's not my player or TV). The standard Blu-ray copy of CTHD that I own is mastered/presented the way any modern film should be -- crystal clear. Fortunately, Best Buy will take this 4K version back. Folks, unfortunately until Sony gets its act together, I can't recommend this title in 4K. I don't know what 4K devices (if any) the blu-ray.com or other BB reviewers here use. Any reviewers's claim of a great 4K image has not been borne out on my system. The video 4K presentation of this film is hands-down UNACCEPTABLE.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent release opf this contemporary classic!

    Posted
    RaynMan2142
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    Set in a distant time in China, the movie tells the story of Master Li Mu Bai (Yun-Fat Chow), an accomplished swordsman and martial artist. His sword, the Green Destiny, is renowned for its grace and superiority in a fight. However, Mu Bai wishes to leave the ways of the warrior behind him and asks his friend, Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh) to take the sword and present it as a gift to their friend, Sir Te (Sihung Lung). Mu Bai explains that the sword holds too many memories of the past and he wishes to retire in peace. Shu Lien is a skilled warrior like Mu Bai and harbors feelings for him which he reciprocates, but does not act on due to the fact that Shu Lien was widowed by Mu Bai's best friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worse than the normal Bluray - save your money.

    Posted
    Cinderella
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    Don't bother buying Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon in 4K/HDR. It is full of noise and is very poorly done. Just stick with the Bluray. I love this movie ... but I had to turn the TV's noise reduction up to high in order to even get the 4K/HDR version to be viewable. The noise is pervasive in the actor's skin through huge sections of the movie. I could tell the HDR was better than the standard Bluray - but this was a poorly done 4K/HDR movie. Other 4K/HDR movies look fantastic on my setup. LG OLED65C6P OPPO UDP-203 4K HDR Bluray player

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding!!

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    TMAN
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    Saw this when it first came out and I remember being in awe of the fight scenes and choreography...they still look great today, even with the improvements made in special effects, etc. over the years. Actors do a splendid job of bringing the characters to life. Beautifully filmed and a wonderful story too. If you haven't seen this, you must and if you own it on dvd already, I would recommend the upgrade to bluray. It won't look as good as some newer films do, but this is definitely worth the double dip. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blu-ray, it's about time!!

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    saute59
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    I watched this picture in the theater and enjoyed is brilliant sweeping action and more action scenes. When it came to home video, I just had to have it, so I bought the Dvd, special edition, which at the time was phenomenal. I have been wishing this movie would some time come out on Blu-ray, and my wish finally came true. This movie looks better then it ever did on this format. The sweeping ballet of action, the picture is beautiful, and the sound is better then ever..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfection . . .

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    TimothyDon
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    This movie and blu-ray are just about perfect. Rarely, if ever, has a kung-fu movie achieved such emotional and action-driven punch. 16 years after its release, it shines brighter than ever in this day and age of sequels, prequels, rehashes, and anything original. This blu comes from a 4K remaster and it's dazzling. There's new features as well (retrospective doc and commentary.) It's a steal! Buy this and you won't regret it at all!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New 4K Transfer

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    eckoe
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    Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat (Zhang Ziyi) prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy - and the inescapable, enduring power of love.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good wuxia film

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    TheRebelThoros
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    The film itself is good because it keeps you entertained with stylistic and amazing fight choreography. There were a couple of scenes that I felt slowed the film down but only because I was expecting something and got another thing. The blu-ray upgrade is amazing. There are a good amount of features that inform the viewer of behind the scenes of how the film was made. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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