This weekend, we are taking a look at a movie that changed the meaning of tree climbing. We mean.... this is the absolute next level (and should not be tried at home). Get your best martial arts outfit on for this weekend's watch, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.
A timeless story of strength, secrets, and two warriors who would never surrender.
19th Century Qing Dynasty, China. Mi Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat) is a great swordsman and wielder of the 400 year old blade, Green Destiny. Wanting to retire and search for enlightenment after a career of much blood shed, he wishes to relinquish his blade to his good friend in Peking. To do this, he entrusts his one time love and fellow master warrior, Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh), with transporting Green Destiny. The night Yu Shu Lien completes the hand over, the sword is stolen by a nimble warrior. Unable to ignore this, Mu Bai goes after his precious blade with the help of Shu Lien. Along the way they meet the beautiful and mysterious Jiao Long Yu (Ziyi Zhang), the daughter of a powerful family. What unfolds from here is a tale of love and repayment of old debts.
This movie is beyond stunning. The direction, the cinematography, the soundtrack and the exceptional performances are all incredible. Director Ang Lee's vision changed the game for films, particularly action ones, creating a whole new ceiling to reach beyond. We hope you enjoy this magical epic!
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon can be rented online via YouTube, Google Play and Amazon Prime for £2.49. (**Prices correct at time of post!)