House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau
Set in 859 AD, two police captains (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Andy Lau) form a plan to follow a beautiful dancer suspected of having ties to the House of Flying Daggers (a powerful revolutionary faction) in the hope that she leads them to the rebels.
From there begins a trail of dangerous encounters, love triangles, plot twists and martial arts.
Martial Arts Styles Used
Chinese Broadsword, Chinese Spear, Bow, Dagger, Staff
It's rare that you find a martial arts film with such strong action scenes and such a strong storyline together, but the director Zhang has found exactly that with this martial arts masterpiece.
The action sequences in this film are simply breathtaking. With stunning landscapes and physics-defying Kung Fu, every fight sequence is as good as the last.
The storyline is also very engaging, keeping the viewer occupied whilst they wait for the next fight scene (which is rare in a martial arts film). There are enough plot twists and love triangles in House of Flying Daggers to keep you busy until another incredible fight sequence comes along.
In short this is a fantastic film and should be seen by all who love martial arts films, and even by those who don't.
For more information please see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385004/
Author: The Bear Martial Arts Team