DVD 93 mins IMDB
PG-13
Hero
Miramax (2002)
In Collection
#186

My Rating:
7

Seen It:
Yes
Mystery
Japan  /  Japanese

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
Takuya Kimura Kohhei Kuriyu
Takako Matsu Maiko Amamiya
Nene Otsuka Misuzu Nakamura
Hiroshi Abe Mitsugu Shibayama
Masanobu Katsumura Tatsuo Egami
Fumiyo Kohinata Takayuki Suetsugu
Norito Yajima Kenji Endo
Takuzo Kadono Yutaka Ushimaru
Kiyoshi Kodama Toshimitsu Nabeshima
Youko Moriguchi
Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Chen Dao Ming
Ziyi Zhang
Daoming Chen
Naoko Iijima Eriko Tatsumi
Ryô
Toshihito Itoh Police Officer Takashima
Kazuyuki Aijima Suspect
Keiko Toda Secretary of Senator Morohosi
Tony Leung

Director Zhang Yimou; Yimou Zhang
Producer Bill Kong; Zhang Yimou
Writer Wang Bin; Li Feng; Zhang Yimou

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

Edition Details
Barcode 786936259223
Region Region 1
Chapters 14
Release Date 11/30/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
MANDARIN: Dolby Digital 5.1
MANDARIN: DTS 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Inside The Action: A Conversation With Quentin Tarantino & Jet Li
Hero Defined
Storyboards
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
Links All Movie Guide
IMDB
DVD Empire
Amazon US

Notes