Legend Of The Mountain (山中传奇) - The Masters Of Cinema Series #185 (2 Disc Set)

Legend Of The Mountain (山中传奇) - The Masters Of Cinema Series #185 (2 Disc Set)

Blu-ray · Region BGroßbritannien · Fantasy ⁄ Horror ⁄ Mystery · Feng Nian · Taiwan ⁄ Hong Kong 1979

Although most commonly associated with the Wuxia genre, in 1979 King Hu directed the epic fantasy-horror, Legend of the Mountain. Heavily influenced by traditional Chinese aesthetics and Zen Buddhist philosophy, it has come to be regarded as one of his greatest filmmaking achievements.

A young scholar, Ho Yunqing (Shih Jun, A Touch of Zen, Dragon Inn), is tasked by an eminent monk to transcribe a Buddhist sutra said to have immense power over the spirits of the afterlife. To execute his work in peace, he travels to an isolated monastery deep in the mountains, where he encounters a number of strange people, including the mysterious and beautiful Melody (Hsu Feng, A Touch of Zen, Dragon Inn). As malicious spirits attempt to steal the sutra, Ho becomes entangled in a conflict between duelling forces of good and evil. Will he leave the mountain alive?

Adapted from a Song Dynasty folk tale, Legend of the Mountain exemplifies King Hu's masterful command of spectacular visuals and philosophical insights into life and existence. Heavily edited upon release, the film has now been fully restored to its original length in stunning 4K, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film for the first time ever on home video in the UK, in a special Dual Format edition.

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Titel: Legend Of The Mountain (山中传奇) - The Masters Of Cinema Series #185 (2 Disc Set)
Orginal Titel: 山中传奇 (Shan zhong zhuan qi) | Legend Of The Mountain
Deutscher Titel: Regen in den Bergen
Genre: Fantasy ⁄ Horror ⁄ Mystery
Studio: Feng Nian
Vertrieb: Eureka Entertainment Ltd.
Land / Jahr: Taiwan ⁄ Hong Kong 1979
Altersfreigabe: BBFC: Suitable only for persons of 12 years and over
Länge: 192:15 Minuten

Cast & Crew

Regisseur:Chin-Chuan King HU
Action-Regisseur:Ming-Choi NG
Autor:Chin-Chuan King HU
Ausführender Produzent:Chin-Chuan King HU
Cheuk-Hon WONG
Musik:Ta-Chiang WU
Kamera:Henry CHAN
Besetzung:Chun SHIH als Scholar Ho Yunqing
Feng HSU als Melody
Sylvia CHANG als Cloud
Lin TUNG als Adviser Tsui
Rainbow HSU als Madam Wang
Feng TIEN als Old Chang
Hui-Lou CHEN als Taoist Priest Yang
Ming-Choi NG als Lama
Yueh SUN als General Han
Chia-Hsiang WU als Woodcutter

technische Daten der Disc

Medium: Blu-ray
Region: Region B [GroßbritannienGroßbritannien]
Casetype: Amaray Blu-ray-Case (blau) 2 Disc im Pappschuber
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

  • Hauptmenü
  • Popup-Menü
  • Trailer [1:47 Min.]
  • Booklet (32 Seiten)
  • Featurette 'Screen Legend: The Magic Of King Hu' [21:18 Min.]
  • Featurette 'Tony Rayns On Legend Of The Mountain' [21:28 Min.]
  • Fotogalerie
  • Film/Serie auf DVD
  • sonstiges: Limited Edition mit O-Card Cover