Catalogue


Xiá nū = A touch of zen /
International Film Production ; presented by Sha Yung-Fong ; producedby Hsia-Wu Liang-Fang ; written and directed by King Hu.
imprint
[United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
description
2 videodiscs (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
1681431831, 9781681431833
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
isbn
1681431831
9781681431833
standard identifier
715515182010
publisher #
CC2653DDVD
credits note
Cinematography by Hua Hui-Ying; original score, Wu Da-Jiang.
general note
Adapted from Pu Song-ling's Stories from a Chinese studio.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
Special features: Documentary from 2012 about director King Hu; new interviews with actors Hsu Feng and Shiuh Chun; new interview with filmmaker Ang Lee; new interview with film scholar Tony Rayans; new English subtitle translation; trailer ; essay by film scholar David Bordwell and notes by Hu from a 1975 Cannes film festival press kit.
Widescreen (2.35:1)
performer
Hsu Feng, Shih Chun, Bai Ying, Tien Peng.
abstract
A fugitive noblewoman seeks refuge in a remote, and allegedly haunted, village. The sanctuary she finds with a shy scholar and two aides in disguise is shattered when a nefarious swordsman uncovers her identity, pitting the four against legions of blade-wielding opponents.
language note
Mandarin dialogue; English subtitles.
catalogue key
10487711
technical details
DVD; Widescreen (2.35:1) presentation.

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