Monday, March 06, 2006
House of Flying Daggers
No, this title is not a reference to the BB-MHBD Household, where all is harmonious (and I'm too clumsy to go near daggers, or any sharp knives for that matter!)
House of Flying Daggers is the title of a movie. We don't rent videos very often, but Brendan suggested this movie on Saturday night, and I really enjoyed it (and yes it's a love story, but, No, I didn't shed any tears)
It's a Chinese movie in the same vein as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, with a perfect balance between action & romance. Possibly not quite as rich, deep and haunting as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, it's still a wonderful movie, with a good plot (although some bits are quite predictable), great fight scenes, some depth of feelings, and fabulous costumes. The lead actress, Ziyi Zhang is gorgeous, of course, and one of the male leads, Takeshi Kaneshiro, is easy on the eye too. Ziyi Zhang also played in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and in Memoirs of a Geisha. A good DVD to rent, if not to buy.