Execution in Autumn (秋決) - The Masters Of Cinema Series #264

Execution in Autumn (秋決) - The Masters Of Cinema Series #264

Blu-ray · Region BGroßbritannien · Drama · Ta Chung Motion Picture Co. (TCMPC) · Taiwan 1972

Referred to as "the godfather of Taiwanese cinema", the films of director Lee Hsing (who passed away in 2021 at the age of 91) combined Western realism with the neo-Confucian ideals advocated by the nationalist government in Taiwan. Director of a number of masterpieces, presented here is the film he considered his personal favourite of all his films - and certainly his most successful - Execution in Autumn.

Since his childhood, Pei Gang (Ou Wei) has been spoiled by his rich grandmother who raised him after the death of his parents. Unable to control himself, in a fit of rage, Gang kills a pregnant woman - who indicated him as the father of her unborn child - and her cousins; for this he is sentenced to death, and will be beheaded in autumn, the traditional season for executions. His grandmother tries to save him, but this proves to be a task beyond her means. So she makes him marry the young Lian (Tang Pao-yun), an orphan raised within the family, in prison, so that the Pei line does not die out.

Featuring a screenplay by Chang Yung-hsiang (who also wrote another Lee Hsing masterwork, Beautiful Duckling), Execution in Autumn comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever as part of the Masters of Cinema series, in time for its 50th anniversary.

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Titel: Execution in Autumn (秋決) - The Masters Of Cinema Series #264
Orginal Titel: 秋決 (Execution in Autumn)
Deutscher Titel: Execution in Autumn
Genre: Drama
Studio: Ta Chung Motion Picture Co. (TCMPC)
Vertrieb: Eureka Entertainment Ltd.
Land / Jahr: Taiwan 1972
Altersfreigabe: BBFC: Suitable only for persons of 12 years and over
Länge: 99:34 Minuten

Cast & Crew

Regisseur:Hsing LEE
Martial Arts Choreograph:Hui-Lou CHEN
Autor:Yung-Hsiang CHANG
Produzent:Ru-Ling CHEN
Presenter:Cheng-Ting HU
Musik:Saito ICHIRO
Kamera:Cheng-Ying LAI
Kun-Hou CHEN
Besetzung:Wei OU als Pei Gang
Pao-Yun TANG als Lien Er
Bih-Huei FUH als Grandmother Pei
Hsiang-Ting KO als Prison chief
Su HAN als Pei servant
Hui-Lou CHEN als Thief prisoner
Shao-Ching CHOU als Court official Hsing Tsao
Yu WANG als Second Uncle
Chia-Chi WU als Scolar prisoner
Hsiang LI als Chun Tao
Fu-Sheng TSUI als Magistrate
Chiu CHEN als Prison guard
Fei WANG als Prison guard
Min MIN als Prison guard
Jie WAN als Official
Yun WANG als Official
Han-Chen WANG als Executed prisoner

technische Daten der Disc

Medium: Blu-ray
Region: Region B [GroßbritannienGroßbritannien]
Casetype: Amaray Blu-ray-Case (blau) im Pappschuber
Disctyp: Blu-ray (BD50 - Double Layer)
Bildformat: 2.39:1
Videocodec: H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC)
Videodetails: Resolution: 1080p
Frame Rate: 23,976 / 24 fps
Color Space: Rec.709 8bit
Tonformate: Mandarin LPCM 2.0 Stereo [O-Ton]
Untertitel: Englisch

Special Features

  • Hauptmenü
  • Popup-Menü
  • Booklet (24 Seiten)
  • Featurette 'Tony Rayns on Execution in Autumn' [44:09 Min.]
  • Featurette 'Restoration Featurette - Before and After Demonstration' [5:02 Min.]