Other wuxia/martial arts/historical Chinese films like Hero?

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Yupa
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22 Jul 2013, 2:57 pm

I'm a huge fan of Zhang Yimou films, Hero, House of Flying Daggers etc. On a similar note, I'm also a huge fan of the Chinese animated series Qin's Moon as well as the anime-style Wind and Cloud: Storm Riders movie. I was wondering if anyone else here liked these kinds of movies?

I've been craving more masterful martial arts choreography and mid-air sword duels in the midst of dramatic Mandarin-language dialogue, so if anyone can recommend me similar that would be great.



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22 Jul 2013, 8:23 pm

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Red Cliff I found very enjoyable. The former is more like the two you mentioned, with excellent fight choreography. It also stars Zhang Ziyi, who features in the films you mention. The latter is more of a high budget epic, a loose retelling of the Battle of the Red Cliffs during the Three Kingdoms era. It has decent choreography though with slightly less fantastical elements (ie. no flying, but one person can still somehow kill entire squadrons single handedly), and enormous set pieces. Here are some trailers below, albeit with some terribly cheesy English voiceovers.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv_ed5VmoD8[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd0bqLQrtdE[/youtube]



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23 Jul 2013, 1:14 am

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26 Jul 2013, 4:18 am

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