New Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
|New Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon|
Lin Jui Yang
Hui On Jen
|Written by||Wang Dulu
|Music by||Dun Tan|
|Distributed by||Tai Seng Entertainment|
|Release date(s)||June 22, 2004|
|Running time||228 minutes|
New Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2004 DVD film based on the novel by Wang Du Lu. The DVD film as released in the West is composed of footage from a Taiwanese television serial of the same name. The television serial was filmed on direct video but was free of interlacing or compression errors despite the lower budget required to create scenes.
The DVD was released in a two-disc set which included bonus and original footage and a soundtrack.
Yuk Jiao Lung takes up kung fu with the former rebel master Jade Fox as a way to escape an undesirable arranged marriage, while simultaneously, sword master Li Mu Bai falls in love with Yu Shu Lien when she arrives to avenge the murder of her parents. When the Green Destiny Sword turns up stolen, and the notorious female thief Jade Fox arrives to finish the ordeal, the four become enmeshed in a tangle of adventure, vengeance, and betrayal.
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Unlike Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which was accepted by most international consumers and became a broad success save for its Asian origins, New Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was considered low-budget and was criticized for its lack of quality and directing.
Many English reviewers noted it was poorer in comparison to the original, and that its similarities were few and far between, such as the fight scenes being animated strangely and its direct mode of film from its television series being sub-par.
However, some have endorsed its release and support its longer storyline, detailed costumes, and general adherence to the original source material.
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