House Of Flying Daggers

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  1. alphaomega16

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    Ok I have wanted to watch this since it was out in the cinemas but havent watched it til now because I HATE english sub films only but people keep saying how good it is.

    Only thing I gotta say is WHAT THE HELL WHERE THEY WATCHING.

    Pretty much the whole film indicated a battle between that general and the HOFD and you get told that the leader of the HOFD has a "Plan" and near the end of the film you see the generals "Best" soldiers creeping up to the HOFD village AND THATS IT, WHAT THE HELL.

    Seriously people cant really find this acceptable can they ?

    Its just like Babylon 5 spinoff Crusade when they are searching for a cure to a disease on earth and it ends without them finding it ?????
     
  2. Mark_a

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    And as much as you apparently hate sub films, I hate dub films. As for HOFD, I thought it okay, but not the best the Far East has to offer by a long way. Perhaps it helps if you're prepared to accept a slice of the inscrutable from time to time?

    Regards

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  3. Steven

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    Mate, no matter how big the budget and no matter how much effort has been put in, I have yet to watch a dub that is even close to the original dialogue. Original language with subs is best, trust me
     
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    not sure what you mean alpha. HOFD may not be everybodys cuppa, but it is a love story as much as anything else.
    It looks fantastic, and in my humble opinion is better than Hero or Crouching.

    Re' dubbed films, they are awful. I watched Fearless recently in its native language with subtitles, and then watched the dubbed version. Dubbing completely ruins the experience full stop for me.
     
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    :confused:

    You did see the whole film didn't you???
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. There was a lot more than just that. HOFD is still one of my favourite and most watched Asian films
     
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    Although subtitles aren't ideal and they're often poorly translated they're better than dubbing over.

    The original soundtrack of this film is of demo quality. I have the HK R3 Edko 2-disc version, the US R1 version, the US Blu-ray and they all have the original Mandarin soundtrack - DTS in the HK version and PCM 5.1 on Blu-ray.

    If you think it's a battle then you miss the plot entirely. Hint: both the Korean and Japanese versions (they also have original Mandarin soundtrack) are entitled Lovers. :eek:

    I couldn't get the Korean version (supposedly the bet PQ but the HK 2-disc version at nearly 9Mbs can't be far off) so I'm getting the Japanese version. They all have different extras.

    The dance sequence is simply superb!
     
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    HOFD is a simply a superb film. No other way to put it.

    I prefer subbing over dubbing. No question about it.
     
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    Dubbing is not the way to go honestly. remember the old school kung fu flicks. Just imagine having Jean de Florette or Amelie dubbed...and the accents woah nah subtitled. I have even watched Harry Potter dubbed in Hindi maa was it funny!!!
     
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    Personally I could never watch a film dubbed if I have the choice of subs. I like to hear the actors own voice, as you lose some of that emotion when dubs are involved.
     
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    Even subbed films are sometimes dubbed. They are often not the real persons voice as the film gets released in Mandarin and Cantonese audio. Curse of the Golden Flower was filmed using Mandarin but there is also a cantonese track on the DVD I have got.

    The early Bruce Lee films and other Asian films at the time were filmed silent and the dubs were recorded over the top.
     
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    Used to always go for a dubbed option, but now find sub titles is the way forward. Even the rest of the family prefer the sub route now :thumbsup:
     

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