Dragon Inn (龍門客棧) - The Masters Of Cinema Series #129 (2 Disc Set)

Dragon Inn (龍門客棧) - The Masters Of Cinema Series #129 (2 Disc Set)

Blu-ray · Region BGroßbritannien · Action ⁄ Abenteuer ⁄ Wu Xia · Union Film Company · Taiwan 1967

A quintessential entryway into the highly stylized, tightly choreographed wuxia genre of martial arts cinema, Dragon Inn was a global breakthrough for the form's greatest practitioner, King Hu. Its influence remains incalculable, from its annihilation of traditional expectations of what kind of role an actress should inhabit (also chipped away at by Hu's previous masterpiece Come Drink with Me), to the formation of many of the genre's archetypes - such as the Eunuch, the Swordswoman, and the Family of Murdered Loyal Officials - that are still recognizable in the martial arts films of today.

It's the middle of the Ming Dynasty. The powerful eunuch Cao (Pai Ying) has killed the Loyal Minister Yu, and Yu's children are exiled to the border, whereupon Cao undertakes efforts to massacre the remnants of the family. As Yu's children take refuge in the Dragon Gate Inn, Xiao the righteous swordsman (Shih Jun) and the surviving loyalists of Minister Yu engage in a series of battles to the death against the forces of the blood thirsty eunuch.

After having returned to the spotlight in 2003 as the backdrop for Tsai Ming-liang's modern classic Good Bye Dragon Inn, Hu's film is again resurrected by way of the dazzling 2014 4K restoration presented here, so that a new generation may revel in some of the most astonishing action sequences ever committed to film: Vincente Minnelli and Gene Kelly in a dance of death, pointing forward to the modern films of Tsui Hark and Johnnie To. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Dragon Inn for the first time in the UK in a Dual Format special edition.

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Movie-Facts

Titel: Dragon Inn (龍門客棧) - The Masters Of Cinema Series #129 (2 Disc Set)
Orginal Titel: 龍門客棧 (Long Men Ke Zhan) | Dragon Gate Inn
Deutscher Titel: Die Herberge zum Drachentor
Genre: Action ⁄ Abenteuer ⁄ Wu Xia
Studio: Union Film Company
Vertrieb: Eureka Entertainment Ltd.
Land / Jahr: Taiwan 1967
Altersfreigabe: BBFC: Suitable only for persons of 12 years and over
Länge: 111:18 Minuten

Cast & Crew

Regisseur:Chin-Chuan King HU
Action-Regisseur:Ying-Chieh HAN
Autor:Chin-Chuan King HU
Produzent:Tiu-Yin CHEUNG
Ausführender Produzent:Rong-Feng SHA
Musik:Lan-Ping ZHOU
Kamera:Hui-Ying HUA
Besetzung:Chun SHIH als Hsiao Shao-Tsu
Ying PAI als Tsao Shao Chin
Polly KUAN als Miss Chu Huei
Tian MIAO als Pi Shao-Tung
Hon SIT als Chu Chi, dressed in orange
Kin CHO als General Wu Ning
Ming GO als Bookeeper at inn
Siu-Bo GOT als Waiter at inn
Fei KO
Peng TIEN als Escort Officer
Ying-Chieh HAN als Lieutenant Mao Tsun Hsien
Chung-Shan WAN als Tou La
Feng HSU als Yu Chien's daughter
Chu LIU als Eastern Agent
Chik LIU als Eastern Agent, poisons wine
Wan-Man Melvin CHEUNG als Eastern Agent
Yiu-Kwan POON als Eastern Agent
Yee-Ang Simon CHUI als Eastern Agent

technische Daten der Disc

Medium: Blu-ray
Region: Region B [GroßbritannienGroßbritannien]
Casetype: Amaray Blu-ray-Case (klar) 2 Disc
Disctyp: Blu-ray (BD50 - Double Layer) [Film & Bonusmaterial]
DVD 9 [Film & Bonusmaterial]
Bildformat: 2.35:1
Videocodec: H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC)
Videodetails: Resolution: 1080p
Frame Rate: 23,976 / 24 fps
Color Space: Rec.709 8bit
Tonformate: Mandarin LPCM 1.0 Mono [O-Ton]
Untertitel: Englisch

Special Features

Standard-Features:
  • Hauptmenü
  • Popup-Menü
  • Trailer [1:53 Min.]
  • Booklet (36 Seiten)
Special-Features:
  • Featurette 'Première Newsreel' [1:45 Min.]
  • Featurette 'Hostel Forces' a video essay by critic David Cairns [15:21 Min.]
  • Film/Serie auf DVD

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