Hero - Ying xiong (2004)
IMDb Rating 8.1
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Jet Li Nameless
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai Broken Sword
Maggie Cheung Flying Snow
Chen Daoming The King of Qin
Zhang Ziyi Moon
Donnie Yen Sky
Daoming Chen King of Qin
Liu Zhong Yuan Scholar
Zheng Tia Yong Old Servant
Yan Qin Prime Minister
Chang Xiao Yang General
Chen Dao Ming
Tony Leung Chiu Wai Broken Sword
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
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Drama; Fantasy; Foreign; Romance
Director Zhang Yimou; Yimou Zhang
Producer William Kong; Yimou Zhang; Bill Kong; Zhang Yimou
Writer Feng Li; Bin Wang; Wang Bin; Li Feng; Zhang Yimou
Studio Miramax
Country Hong Kong
Language Mandarin
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 93 mins
Movie Release Date 8/27/2004
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 395
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 1/7/2005
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 786936259223
Chapters 14
Release Date 2004
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Inside The Action: A Conversation With Quentin Tarantino & Jet Li
Hero Defined
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