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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

[11/10] Shi mian mai fu a.k.a. House of Flying Daggers (2004) – [16th Anniversary Re-Review]

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

Quick Review: Sumptuously-filmed and splendid to behold, "HoFD" is a soul-stirring wuxia love story with sly twists, led by Ziyi's 'blind' dedication and Yimou's meticulous visual sense for ravishing imagery saturated with contrasting mellow and vivid colors, picturesque locations, opulent sets rich in detail, and astounding action, elevated through inventive 'weapon tracing' shots, with the 'echo game' scene and the 'bamboo grove' fight being truly jaw-dropping.

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