House of Flying Daggers (or Shi Mian Mai Fu)

Went to see Zhangyimou’s film Shi Man Mai Fu (or House of Flying Daggers) in the theator of Super Brand Mall.


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I don’t have too much comments on this film. A perfect film on visual effects but so-so in the story.


Image in courtesy of the Theater at SBM


Image in courtesy of the Theater at SBM

Most of Shanghai’s theater has been equiped with cutting-edge audio, video and environment facilities. It is seldom see “large theater halls”. As shown on the pictures, the hall is not large – I was sitting at the left most seat of the last row.

11 thoughts on “House of Flying Daggers (or Shi Mian Mai Fu)

  1. Hey – I saw that last night too and was going to write a blog about it! I thought that the story was OK, there were some twists, though the parts outside the action did drag a bit.

  2. I was in Shanghai last week and I heard that when House of Flying Daggers came out into the movies, it was the only new movie that came out for that week. So if you wanted to see a movie, that was your only option.

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  4. May, there are still some other movies (well, yes, it is the only new movie this week).

    Juan, my site is hosted in iPowerWeb. Please visit my Tech/Backstage category for more informtion. It can be viewed in both China and U.S.

  5. Somehow, I am disappointed with this movie. Somehow the story is funny and I can’t help lauching during the film.

  6. I’ve been told that throughout Shanghai, this is the only movie allowed to be played in theatres for a few weeks, guess Zhang Yimou has some important friends somewhere.

  7. I suppose no. But I didn’t see any sign to ban from it. I took picture before the move starts. The picture on the screen is advertisement. So I think it should be OK.

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