CTHV PRESS RELEASE: The Road Home

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    "A beautiful film! A tender, incredibly romantic love story."
    Dennis Dermody, PAPER
    "Zhang Yimou finds poetry in the face of his lead actress, Zhang Ziyi,
    whose
    performance is as luminous and moving as the film itself."
    Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
    ZHANG ZIYI SUN HONGLEI
    STAR IN
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    THE ROAD HOME
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    ARRIVING ON DVD AND VIDEOCASSETTE NOVEMBER 27, 2001
    From the Award-Winning Director of RAISE THE RED LANTERN and
    JU DOU
    A Touching Romantic Love Story Starring Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger,
    Hidden Dragon; Rush Hour 2)
    Winner of the 2001 Audience Award at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival
    Winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and Silver Berlin Bear,
    2000
    Berlin International Film Festival
    Consumer Excitement will be Created with an On-line Promotion on the
    Independent Film Channel Website (www.ifctv.com)
    2001 National Theatrical Release Created Wide Awareness
    DVD Elements Include:
    Digitally Mastered Audio and Anamorphic Video
    Theatrical Trailers
    Filmographies
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Selections
    Culver City, CA (09/13/01) - On November 27, 2001, Columbia TriStar Home
    Entertainment will release on DVD and videocassette THE ROAD HOME, a
    beautiful,
    romantic drama that explores the power of love, culture and tradition in
    a changing
    world. THE ROAD HOME comes to us from the award-winning director Zhang
    Yimou
    ("Raise the Red Lantern" and "Ju Dou.")
    Synopsis
    When Luo Yusheng's father dies, he returns from the city to his
    childhood village where
    his father was the much-revered local teacher. What begins as a short
    trip to bury his
    father, becomes much more when he learns his mother wants a traditional
    burial for her
    loved husband. She wants to have him carried by foot honoring the
    belief that a body
    returned this way would never forget the road home. As Yusheng enlists
    the men needed
    to fulfill her wishes, the story of his parent's love affair unfolds.
    In the days of arranged
    marriages, Luo Yusheng learns his parents' was the first based on love.
    THE ROAD HOME was shot by acclaimed cinematographer Hou Yong (The Horse
    Thief, Not One Less). Screenplay is by Bao Shi, which is based on his
    novel
    "Remembrance." Executive produced by Zhang Weiping. Produced by Zhao
    Yu.
    Directed by Zhang Yimou.
    Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment
    company. Sony
    Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production and
    distribution,
    television production and distribution, worldwide channel investments,
    home
    entertainment acquisition and distribution, operation of studio
    facilities, development of
    new entertainment products, services and technologies, and distribution
    of filmed
    entertainment in 67 countries worldwide. The Columbia TriStar Home
    Entertainment
    web address is www.CTHE.com. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on
    the World
    Wide Web at www.spe.sony.com.
    Rated G
    Color
    DSS
    89 Minutes
    VHS #05714
    UPC #0-43396-05714-2
    DVD SPECS
    Format: Widescreen and Full Screen Presentation
    Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital
    Languages: Mandarin, French
    Suggested List Price: $29.95/ $24.95 MAP
    DVD #06171
    UPC #0-43396-06171-2
    Subtitles: English and French
     
  2. Steve Hauben

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    What timing, I just read a review about this about 5 minutes ago [​IMG]
    -Steve
    P.S. Bring out Raise The Red Lantern
     
  3. Edwin Pereyra

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    I am disappointed that there are only going to be English and French subtitles. CTHV is probably my favourite company because of the wide range of subtitles that they try to include. Many of their titles have upto 7 subtitled languages.
    I see that the movie is only 89 minutes long so I don't think it was an issue with space. Considering that this is a foreign movie, I think having more subtitle options would have brought this movie to a greater audience.
     
  5. StevenA

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    Thanks for posting this, Ron.
    Apart from anything else, this is one of the most gorgeous looking films (particularly the color in the main plotline, between the black and white bookends which are intentionally gritty).
    An extremely charming love story, too. I highly recommend it.
    It's just the sort of film we need right now.
    [Edited last by StevenA on September 15, 2001 at 03:00 AM]
     
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  7. Edwin Pereyra

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    This film deserves more recognition, so here's another bump. [​IMG]
    ~Edwin
     
  8. Henry Carmona

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  9. Dome Vongvises

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    Last thing on Earth I'll ever do is check out arthouse films...but damn if there are certain things in this universe that don't change my mind.
    Brazil
    - The whole controversy between Universal and Terry Gilliam got me interested in the first place. Checked it out on video and eventually got the DVD from Criterion.
    Andrei Rublev
    - I'm going to check this on out. Seems interesting though...
    The Road Home
    - IT'S GOT ZHANG ZIYI FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!! I want to see this. Mmmmm, Zhang Ziyi...
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    [Edited last by Dome Vongvises on October 11, 2001 at 01:09 AM]
     
  10. Henry Carmona

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    Thanks for the bumps, cause I completely missed the boat on this one. Zhang Yimou is one of the most competent directors making films and I have yet to see a film of his I didn't enjoy. The Road Home never showed its face around here, so this will be a sight unseen purchase...but one I have no worries about enjoying.
    Bruce
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  12. Henry Carmona

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    NO BUMPING
    ya dirty bastards [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Don't worry Edwin, I plan on at least renting it since I missed it's brief run in the theater here. I just wasn't in the mood for it at the time.
     
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    Oh...sorry. Didn't see ya there. For those who may've missed this, go ahead and pick it up. At least rent it. Great movie.
    Dome V: Ziyi is beautiful in this but you won't be able to lust after her in this - her character is so pure and unsullied but you'll simply look forward to when she'll come back on the screen.
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    My Top 10 Movies of 2000 of 2001
    Fox: Please release P.C.U. on DVD!
     
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    Anyone know if this has been pushed back or where it will be sold?
    Ive checked my trustworthy, online DVD releases, website and dont see it anywhere?
    Help?
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