When a scientist (David [Al] Hedison) attempts to transfer matter through space, things go horrifically wrong and two grotesque man-fly hybrids are created. Now, with the head of a fly and a wing in place of one of his arms, the scientist desperately hopes that he, his wife (Patricia Owens) and his brother (Vincent Price) can capture the other mutant and reverse the experiment.
**Commentary with Actor David Hedison
Cast & Crew
A dazzler -- and almost as exciting as its title promises.
One of the most visually astonishing martial-arts fantasies ever made.
About as viscerally and visually exciting as film can get, and yet it is also fully, ripely romantic in a way that few modern films would dare.
As stunning as it is, it also serves notice that House of Flying Daggers will have none of the complexities of Hero.
Zhang proves that Hero was no accident with House of Flying Daggers, another Chinese period piece resplendent with a dazzling palette and soaring, ambitious fight sequences.
An intoxicating cocktail of splendid visuals, spectacular action, state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery and some old-fashioned swashbuckling worthy of Hollywood's Golden Age.
Zhang ... mixes old-school inventiveness with cutting-edge special effects.