“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” Sequel to Debut on Netflix

By on October 1, 2014 in Movies

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Destiny<臥虎藏龍Ⅱ:青冥寶劍> will be streamed on Netflix simultaneously when it opens in theaters on August 28, 2015. American streaming service, Netflix, has announced its partnership with The Weinstein Company (TWC) and plans to stream the blockbuster martial arts sequel on its platform.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2: The Green Destiny is directed by Yuen Woo Ping (袁和平) and is based on the fifth book of The Crane-Iron Series, written by Wang Dulu (王度廬). The film sees Michelle Yeoh (楊紫瓊) reprise her role as the swordswoman Yu Shu Lien and the introduction of a new character, Silent Wolf, played by Donnie Yen (甄子丹).

Currently filming in New Zealand, The Green Destiny is slated to debut simultaneously at global IMAX cinemas and Netflix.  According to reports, IMAX will take a larger part in China, where Netflix is unavailable.

However, many American cinema chains—including AMC, Cinemark, and Regal—are threatening to boycott The Green Destiny, stating that they will not screen the film if it premieres on Netflix. Canada’s Cineplex and Europe’s Cineworld also refuse to screen the film. According to their statements, debuting the film on a home-streaming service defeats the purpose of having an exciting movie-going experience.

Source: Sina.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

9 comments to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” Sequel to Debut on Netflix

  1. Tess says:

    So not looking forward to this sequel. Never liked CTHD , and never will…

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    • san replied:

      yeah. not even worthly to rent.

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    • m0m0 replied:

      i’ve not seen the movie. my friends who watched it said it was to scam gwei lo money

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      • Tess replied:

        The only thing that I remember from the movie was the flying stunts on trees. And it was this movie that made Zhang Ziyi famous.

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  2. Lao Wai says:

    won’t watch this for sure

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  3. Jess says:

    Why are cinemas refusing to screen the film if Netflix does so first?

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    • tvbfanatic replied:

      Because they are afraid that it might become the norm, and that more people might prefer to stay at home to watch a movie premiere instead of paying a small fortune to sit in uncomfortable seats in a smelly theatre with people who text the whole movie while partaking highly overprices food and drink.

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  4. DooK says:

    Never saw any point of watching films on Netflix unless you want to be picky with what to buy for your film collection. Just release the damn film in the regular way like it has always been.

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  5. Terminator says:

    It will be a huge flop!!

    Without Ang Lee at the helm, this would just another HK produced wuxia affair

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