Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Chow Yun-Fat Li Mu Bai
Michelle Yeoh Yui Hsui Lien
Zhang Ziyi Jen
Chang Cheng Lo
Sihung Lung Sir Te
Cheng Pei-Pei Jade Fox
Chow Yun Fat
Michele Yeoh
Chang Chen
Cheng Pei Pei
Lung Sihung
Movie Details
Director Ang Lee
Studio Columbia / TriStar; Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 2 hr 0 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
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). Set 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 10 nods and later secured four wins for Best Cinematography, Score, Art Direction, and Foreign Language Film. — Jonathan Crow
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 461
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 9/2/03
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 004
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
2.35:1
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 043396059900
Chapters 28
Release Date 6/5/01
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
MANDARIN: Dolby Digital 5.1
Mandarin Chinese Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Ang Lee and James Schamus Commentary
BRAVO Making-Of Special: Unleashing The Dragon
Conversation with Michelle Yeoh Featurette
Photo Montage
Link To Website
Theatrical Trailers
Filmographies
Animated Menus
Production Notes
Scene Selections