Seeking peace from his bloody past, Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun Fat) a respected soldier gives custody of his sword, the 400-year-old Green Destiny, to his aged friend Sir Te. When the weapon is stolen, Li and his long-time friend Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh) work together to retrieve the ancient, legendary sword.
Why Is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Rated PG-13?
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and some sexuality
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon...
While illicit relations and martial arts violence are well documented in this film, there are profound lessons of discipline, honor and the need for knowledge, taught in the context of ancient Chinese culture.
Martial arts fighting, curved knife imbedded in head, ambush of caravan, girl fights with bandit, tackling, kicking and hit on head with heavy object, stabbing in chest, fight in restaurant, tables and balcony broken, characters falls, man slashed on mouth - blood shown, intruder in home, fight in cave with swords, poisoned needles are shot and slowly kill victim, character dies after falling on broken clay pots.
Sexual Content: D
Most sexual content involves teen characters. Girl in bathtub, shoulders up shown, man comments that he’s had no sexual contact with captive woman. Teen-aged male and female characters engage in a fight that turns to pressing and kissing. Same unmarried teens shown in tub together- shoulders up only. Implied sexual encounter, naked shoulders shown, then kissing the next morning. Female character in wet t-shirt. Kissing.
Nothing of concern seen in subtitles.
Girl is drugged by inhaling smoke. Poison is applied to needles which are later shot at characters.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
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This martial arts film, which explores the value of honor, is different from the heavy action/adventure titles usually found in this genre, such as Jackie Chan’s Shanghai Noon , or Rush Hour . Jackie Chan is also known for performing his own stunts.
Chow Yun Fat, the actor who plays Li Mu Bai, can also be seen alongside Jodie Foster in Anna And The King .
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon...
Release Date: 27 July 2010
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragonreleases on Blu-ray with the following bonus extras:
-Two Commentaries: Director Ang Lee & Producer James Schamus, and Cinematographer Peter Pau
- Unleashing the Dragon: The Making-of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
- A Conversation with Michelle Yeoh
- Photo Gallery