Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
Made famous in Ang Lee's 2000 Academy Award-winning film, the story of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was reimagined and expanded for this Chinese made-for-television film. Revolving around the fabled Green Destiny Sword, the film follows four people, two women and two men, as their lives intertwine. One woman seeks to escape an arranged marriage with the help of a martial arts master, while the other woman falls in love with an expert swordsman while plotting to enact revenge for the death of her parents. Also entering the fold, is Jade Fox, a mysterious criminal. New Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon clocks in at a full 228 minutes, over an hour and a half longer than Lee's film.
criminal, love, marriage-arranged, martial-arts, revenge, sword, swordsman