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Press Release Criterion Press Release: Dragon Inn (Blu-ray)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    The art of martial-arts filmmaking took a leap into bold new territory with this action-packed tale of Ming-dynasty intrigue. After having the emperor’s minister of defense executed, a power-grabbing eunuch sends assassins to trail the victim’s children to a remote point on the northern Chinese border. But that bloodthirsty mission is confounded by a mysterious group of fighters who arrive on the scene, intent on delivering justice and defending the innocent. The first film King Hu made after moving to Taiwan from Hong Kong in search of more creative freedom, Dragon Inn combines rhythmic editing, meticulous choreography, and gorgeous widescreen compositions with a refinement that was new to the wuxia genre. Its blockbuster success breathed new life into a classic formula and established Hu as one of Chinese cinema’s most audacious innovators.

    • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Hua Hui-ying, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • New interview with actor Shangkuan Ling-fung
    • Interview from 2016 with actor Shih Chun
    • Scene analysis by author and New York Asian Film Festival cofounder Grady Hendrix
    • Newsreel footage of the film’s 1967 premiere in Taipei, Taiwan
    • Trailer
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Andrew Chan
      • Taiwan
      • 1967
      • 111 minutes
      • Color
      • 2.35:1
      • Mandarin
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    The link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
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    Great news. This is my favorite King Hu film, better even than A TOUCH OF ZEN. I've seen this twice in theaters and have been waiting for a domestic release for years. And it has an interview with the star, Polly Shang Kuan, one of my favorites! What could be better?

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