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Netflix announces first original movie

The first instalment of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

The first instalment of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

It’s been anticipated for some time, but Netflix has finally revealed details of its first original movie.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, the next chapter in the saga started by the critically and popularly acclaimed martial arts epic, will premiere exclusively on Netflix and in selected IMAX cinemas globally on 28th August 2015.

The film is to be the first of several major films backed by Netflix to premiere the same day on the world’s leading Internet TV network and in select IMAX cinemas globally, giving consumers and exhibitors around the world unparalleled flexibility in how, when and where they enjoy a major motion picture.

“Fans will have unprecedented choice in how they enjoy an amazing and memorable film that combines intense action and incredible beauty,” comments Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “We are honoured to be working with Harvey Weinstein and a world-class team of creators to bring this epic story to people all over the world and to partner with IMAX, a brand that represents the highest quality of immersive entertainment, in the distribution of this film.

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