Hero (2004)
Front Cover Actor
Jet Li Nameless
Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Maggie Cheung Flying Snow
Ziyi Zhang
Daoming Chen
Donnie Yen Sky
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai Broken Sword
Chen Daoming The King of Qin
Zhang Ziyi Moon
Liu Zhong Yuan
Zheng Tia Yong
Yan Qin
Chang Xiao Yang
Movie Details
Director Yimou Zhang; Zhang Yimou
Studio Miramax
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 33 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Hero is two-time Academy Award nominee Zhang Yimou's directorial attempt at exploring the concept of a Chinese hero. During the peak of their Warring States period, China was divided into seven kingdoms all fighting for supremacy. Most determined to dominate China was the kingdom of Qin, whose king (Chen Daoming) was wholly obsessed with becoming the first emperor of China. Though he was an assassination target for many, none of his would-be killers inspired as much fear as the legendary assassins Broken Sword (Tony Leung), Flying Snow (Maggie Cheung), and Sky (Donnie Yen). In hopes of thwarting his death, the king has promised endless wealth and power to anyone who defeats his would-be murderers. No results come until ten years later, when a man called Nameless (Jet Li) brings the weapons of the three assassins to the Qin king's palace. Nameless claims to be an expert swordsman who had defeated Sky and destroyed the famed duo of Flying Snow and Broken Sword by using their love for one another against them. Once Nameless comes face to face with the king, however, it looks as if the situation is more complicated than he had thought. Also featured in Hero is actress Zhang Ziyi (The Road Home, Crouching Tiger, Hiden Dragon) as Broken Sword's devoted servant, Moon. — Tracie Cooper
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1477
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/1/04
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
All Movie Guide
Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 786936259223
Chapters
Release Date 11/30/04
Subtitles English; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned