Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon parents guide

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Outward appearances may be deceiving.

Overall A-

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.

Release date January 12, 2001

Violence C-
Sexual Content D
Profanity A
Substance Use B+

Why is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon PG-13 for martial arts violence and some sexuality

Run Time: 120 minutes

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon rated PG-13? Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for martial arts violence and some sexuality

Overall: A-

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.

Violence: C-

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.

Language: A

Nothing of concern seen in subtitles.

Drug/Alcohol: B+

Girl is drugged by inhaling smoke. Poison is applied to needles which are later shot at characters.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence, Suggestive Scenes
Alberta PG Violent Scenes
Manitoba PG Violence.
Ontario PG
Quebec G Not Advisable for Children
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"

Cast and Crew

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is directed by Ang Lee and stars Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon movie is October 18, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Supreme Cinema Series
Release Date: 18 October 2016
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragonreleases in Blu-ray remastered in 4K with the following bonus features:
Technical Specs
- Blu-ray (4K Restoration)
- Supreme Cinema Series Limited Clear Case
- 24-page booklet of rare photos and behind-the-scenes details
- Audio Commentaries
- A Conversation with Michelle Yeoh
- Cast Interview
- ALL-NEW: Six never-before-seen deleted scenes
- ALL-NEW: In-Depth Retrospective Interviews
- Theatrical Trailer
- Photo Gallery
- The Making of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
- The “A Love Before Time” music video, in both English and Mandarin

Release Date: 27 July 2010
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragonreleases on Blu-ray with the following bonus extras:
-Two Commentaries: Director Ang Lee and Producer James Schamus, and Cinematographer Peter Pau
- Unleashing the Dragon: The Making-of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
- A Conversation with Michelle Yeoh
- Photo Gallery
- BD-Live

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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 .

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