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Title Xiá n = A touch of zen [videorecording] / International Film Production ; presented by Sha Yung-Fong ; producedby Hsia-Wu Liang-Fang ; written and directed by King Hu.

Publication Info. [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]


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Description 2 videodiscs (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical mono rda
widescreen (2.35:1)
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture
System Details DVD; Widescreen (2.35:1) presentation.
Credits Cinematography by Hua Hui-Ying; original score, Wu Da-Jiang.
Cast Hsu Feng, Shih Chun, Bai Ying, Tien Peng.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
Adapted from Pu Song-ling's Stories from a Chinese studio.
Widescreen (2.35:1).
Summary 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.
Note 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.
Language Mandarin dialogue; English subtitles.
Chronological Term 1368-1644
Subject Kung fu -- Drama.
Kung fu. (OCoLC)fst00989354
China -- History -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 -- Drama.
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Genre/Form Fiction films.
Martial arts films.
Feature films.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Martial arts films. (OCoLC)fst01710575
Added Author Shi, Jun, 1935- actor.
Hu, Jinquan, 1931-1997, film director, screenwriter.
Xu, Feng, 1950- actor.
Bai, Ying, 1940- actor.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Standard No. 715515182010
ISBN 9781681431833
Music No. CC2653DDVD The Criterion Collection

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