New Release: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Blu-ray

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon movie scene with Michelle YeohSony Pictures Home Entertainment released Ang Lee’s high-flying martial arts movie Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon as its own separate Blu-ray on July 27, 2010. The movie was already available on the high-definition format but only as part of a set with Curse of the Golden Flower and House of Flying Daggers, which make up a trilogy. That three-movie set was released last year.

The critically acclaimed Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon grossed $128 million when it screened in theaters in 2000, a huge theatrical run for any film, much less a foreign-language movie. It won four Academy Awards and was nominated for six others, including Best Picture and Best Director (Ang Lee). The categories it won for are foreign-language film, cinematography, art direction and original score.

Filled with romance and action, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon follows two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) who face their greatest challenge when the Green Destiny sword is stolen by a young aristocrat (Zhang Ziyi). As they try to get back the stolen sword, they also must deal with the power of love.

Priced at $24.95, the Blu-ray includes these special features:

  • two commentaries
    • director Ang Lee and producer James Schamus
    • cinematographer Peter Pau
  • “Unleashing the Dragon: The Making-of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”
  • “A Conversation with Michelle Yeoh”
  • photo gallery
  • BD-Live

Here’s the trailer:

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.