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Hero: Special Edition (Blu-ray)

Released on 24 August 2009

Featuring: Tony Leung, Jet Li & Maggie Cheung

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 12 years & over

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One man will challenge an empire...

In pre-Imperial China, feared warrior Nameless (Jet Li) is granted an audience with the ruler of the most powerful of the seven warring kingdoms (Chen Daoming). Posing as a minor official, Nameless sets about his mission of revenge by relating the tale of how he defeated the three most fearsome of the ruler's adversaries. However, nothing is as it seems and Nameless is placed in great personal peril as the king suggests a very different version of events which brought him to the palace...

Filled with breathtaking wirework-enhanced martial arts sequences from action choreographer Ching Siu-Tung ('New Dragon Gate Inn', 'A Chinese Ghost Story'), truly sumptuous cinematography from the legendary Christopher Doyle ('In The Mood For Love') and an expressive traditional score from Tan Dun ('Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'), Zhang Yimou's elegant epic features an intriguing 'Rashomon' style flashback structure that will keep the audience guessing until the very end.

The most expensive movie ever made in China and a blockbuster upon its' theatrical release in the U.S., 'Hero' showcases the outstanding talents ofa multi-award winning cast including the pairing of Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung as star crossed lovers, the coquettish Zhang Ziyi ('Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon') as a feisty apprentice, venerated Chen Daoming lending gravitas as the Emperor-in-waiting and real-life martial arts masters Donnie Yen and Jet Li who co-designed perhaps the greatest duel ever committed to celluloid.

Nominated for both an Oscar and a BAFTA, 'Hero' is an exceptional example of Asian cinema and "really is one of the best looking films ever made." - The Guardian.
  • Anatomy of a Fight Scene
  • Inside The Action: A Conversation with Quentin Tarantino & Jet Li
  • "Hero Defined" Making-Of Featurette
  • Storyboards
  • Soundtrack Spot

customer Reviews

 Average rating (1 review)

 One of the most stunning chinese movie of those last years

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From artistic direction, storytelling to martial arts choregraphy, every elements of this movie aimed for perfection, and it delivered.
A must buy.

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ActorsTony Leung, Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Zhang Ziyi, Donnie Yen & Chen Daoming
DirectorZhang Yimou
Certificate12 years and over
Year2002
ScreenWidescreen 2.35:1
LanguagesMandarin - DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1)
Additional LanguagesEnglish ; French ; Spanish
SubtitlesEnglish ; French ; Spanish
Duration1 hour and 36 minutes (approx)