Crouching Sequel, Hidden Prequels

My Reccommendation: The DVD's English dub. Oh, I know what you purists think - anything but subtitles is heresy. But in the English dub, the dialogue is greatly expanded, no longer limited to what can be read by the viewer during a given moment. You'll realize how dumbed-down and truncated the subtitled version is, how cheated you were, and all the details and backstory that was dropped to keep the subtitles brief. Additionally, poor word choices made the intent and meaning of the characters a little murky in the subtitled version; in some scenes, the more fitting and apporpriate English dialogue will have you going "Ohhhh!" and "Ahhhh!" AND you get to watch what's happening on the screen! "LI MU BAI!"

WeinsteinCo Develops Crouching Sequels

from Dark Horizons

The Weinstein Co. has acquired worldwide rights to Crane-Iron Pentalogy, a series of five martial arts novels written by Wang Du Lu says The Hollywood Reporter.

They include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the fourth novel in the group but the first of them planned for on-stage theatrical productions. The others include Crane Frightens KunLun; Precious Sword, Golden Hairpin; Sword Spirit, Pearl Light; and Iron Knight, Silver Vase.

Harvey Weinstein also envisions "a series of great films, much like the Lord of the Rings trilogy" from the books, which follow three generations of a fighting family during the Qing dynasty". They will in effects serve as prequels and sequels to Crouching Tiger, which will not itself be remade for the screen.


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