THREE FILMS BY ZHANGKE JIA released as Dual Format dvd/Blu Ray edition.

Three Films By Zhangke JiaTHREE FILMS BY ZHANGKE JIA (TBA) CHINA IN MANDARIN DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £59.99
Features In 24 City (2008), A Touch of Sin (2013) and Mountains May Depart (2015).

IN 24 CITY (2008)
Jia combines documentary and fiction film as he charts the transformation of a military hardware factory into a complex of luxury flats, and the social impact this has.

A TOUCH OF SIN (2013)
Four people, an angry miner, an migrant, a receptionist at a sauna and a young factory worker are all separately driven to acts of violence by circumstances. .

MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART (2015)
Moving portrait of one family, covering several decades, as the impact of China’s capitalist experiment set the course of their lives.

Limited Edition Dual Format Collection [2000 copies]

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of each film
Original 5.1 surround sound audio (DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-rays) for each film
Three interviews with director Jia Zhangke on each film, by critics including Scott Foundas and Tony Rayns
Introductions to each film by Tony Rayns
From Fenyang to the World: a visual essay on Jia Zhangke, looking in particular at his style and evolution as a filmmaker, by author Michael Berry
Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang (2014, 105 mins), a feature length documentary on the life and work of the director by celebrated filmmaker Walter Salles [Limited Edition Exclusive]
Trailers
Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow for all films
Booklet featuring new writing on the films by Chris Berry, Geoffrey Macnab, Jonathan Rosenbaum and Tony Rayns [Limited Edition Exclusive]

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

DVD available to buy at –
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Recent Chinese movie releases on dvd

 

BRAVE ARCHER (15) 1977 CHINA CHANG , CHEH DVD – £9.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Hong Kong action film about two brothers, who were separated at birth and both educated in martial arts, as they come together 18 years later to compete against one another.
CASINO TYCOON (15) 1992 WONG, JIM DVD – £9.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Young graduate Benny escapes Hong Kong as it is being invaded by Japan during World War II, and ends up Macau, where he comes under to spell of a local businessman with links to organised crime.
CHASING THE DRAGON (15) 2017 CHINA KWAN, J/ JING, W IN CANTONESE £10.99
Ho (Yen) arrives as an illegally immigrates to British-ruled Hong Kong in 1963 and with the help of a corrupt policeman becomes one of the country’s most feared criminals.
LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN (12) 1979 TAIWAN HU, KING IN MANDARIN DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £12.99
Heavily influenced by traditional Chinese aesthetics and Zen Buddhist philosophy, this epic fantasy-horror tells of a young scholar, Ho Yunqing living in an isolated mountain monastery where he becomes entangled in a conflict between duelling forces of good and evil.
MONSTER HUNT (12) 2017 HUI, RAMAN IN MANDARIN £12.99
Family adventure set in a past where humans co-existed among monsters, however when the greedy humans want more land the monsters are forced to leave their homes and exile themselves to a place where they are left to live in peace.
ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (15) 1967 CHINA CHANG, CHEH IN MANDARIN £9.99
Hong Kong action drama.
SHOCK WAVE (15) 2017 CHINA YAU, HERMAN IN CANTONESE £13.99
Hong Kong thriller in which bomb disposal expert is in a race against time to prevent a terrorist from blowing up an underground water tunnel.
THREE FILMS BY ZHANGKE JIA (TBA) CHINA IN MANDARIN DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £59.99
Features In 24 City (2008), A Touch of Sin (2013) and Mountains May Depart (2015).

DVD available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/chinese-films-on-dvd

Taiwanese movie – LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN – out on dual format Dvd/Blu Ray

LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAINLEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN (12) 1979 TAIWAN HU, KING IN MANDARIN DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £12.99
Heavily influenced by traditional Chinese aesthetics and Zen Buddhist philosophy, this epic fantasy-horror tells of a young scholar, Ho Yunqing living in an isolated mountain monastery where he becomes entangled in a conflict between duelling forces of good and evil.

In Mandarin with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/chinese-films-on-dvd

 

Chinese comedy drama – I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY – issued on dvd

I Am Not Madame BovaryI AM NOT MADAME BOVARY (12) 2016 CHINA FENG, XIAOGANG IN MANDARIN £15.99
Comedy drama based on Zhenyun Liu novel. Qin cheats on his wife to get an apartment and marris another women. His enraged first wife Li is determined to get revenge by taking her case to top government officials in Beijing.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

DVD available to buy at –
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Taiwanese film – DAUGHTER OF THE NILE – now available as a dual format edition

Daughter of the NileDAUGHTER OF THE NILE – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (15) 1987 TAIWAN HOU, HSIAO-HSIEN IN MANDARIN DUAL FORMAT EDITION £17.99
Set in 1980s Taipei, Lin works in KFC during the day, attends night classes and is obsessing with local gigolo Ah-sang, while keeping her younger siblings in check.

To escape her troubles, Lin escapes to a fantasy world where she imagines herself as the title character from her favourite manga series – ‘Daughter of the Nile’.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

DVD available to buy at –
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Classic Chinese film – THE SPRING RIVER FLOWS EAST – issued by the BFI on dvd

spring-river-flows-eastTHE SPRING RIVER FLOWS EAST (U) 1947 CHINA CHUSHENG,C/ZHENG, J IN MANDARIN £19.99
Set in the Japanese occupation of China in the 1930s, the film is in two parts. The first part o covers the early life and marriage of a young working-class couple, Sufen (Bai Yang), and Zhang Zhongliang (Tao Jin) and his flight to Chungkin . In the second part Zhang Zhongliang’s return to Shanhai, now married into a wealthy bourgeois family whom Sufenis forced to work as a maid.
Originally released in two parts in 1947, The Spring River Flows East is generally considered one of the great Chinese films of the period.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

DVD available to buy at –
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New CHINESE dvd releases for 2016

DVDs available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/chinese-films-on-dvd

THE ANG LEE TRILOGY (15) CHINA LEE., ANG IN MANDARIN £33.99
Triple bill of features from film-maker Ang Lee featuring ‘Pushing Hands’ (1992), The Wedding Banquet’ (1993) and ‘Eat Drink Man Woman’ (1994).
THE ASSASSIN (12) 2015 CHINA HOU, HSIAO-HSIEN IN MANDARIN £19.99
Epic martial arts drama set during the Tang Dynasty.
BACK TO 1942 (15) 2012 CHINA FENG, XIOGANG IN MANDARINDVD – £19.99      BLU RAY – £19.99
War epic set during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
BEHEMOTH (E) 2015 CHINA ZHAO, LIANG £15.99
The film looks at how China’s growing industrialism and productivity has altered the environmental and social landscape of the surrounding regions by focussing on the Inner Mongolia’s coal mines and iron works.
BIG BOSS (18) 1971 CHINA WEI, LO IN CANTONESE £17.99
Martial arts classic starring Bruce Lee
BLACK COAL, THIN ICE (15) 2014 CHINA DIAO, YI’NAN IN MANDARIN £17.99
Chinese crime thriller following former detective Zhang Zili (Fan Liao) as he teams up with his ex-partner in an attempt to solve the case that put an end to their careers.
EMPRESSES IN THE PALACE (12) 2011 CHINA IN MANDARIN £29.99
All six episodes of the condensed version of the Chinese series about 17-year-old concubine Zhen Huan, whose only hope of surviving in the palace is by fighting her way to the top and earning the Emperor’s trust.
FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE (12) 1993 CHINA KAIGE, CHEN IN MANDARIN DUAL FORM £19.99
Chinese epic spanning a 50-year relationship between two performers in the Peking Opera troupe
FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE (15) CHINA TSUI, HARK IN MANDARIN £15.99
Martial arts epic.
IP MAN 3 (12A) 2015 CHINA YIP, WILSON IN CANTONESE £19.99
Third instalment of the biographical martial arts trilogy. Set in 1959, the film begins with Ip Man (Yen) settling into his quiet life as a Wing Chun teacher in Hong Kong. But after a group of gangsters try to take over the city, starting with Ip’s son’s school, Ip is forced to step in to stop them.
IP MAN TRILOGY (15) CHINA YIP, WILSON IN CANTONESE £24.99
Features – Ip Man (2008) , Ip Man 2 (2010) and Ip Man ‘ (2015) .
MONK COMES DOWN THE MOUNTAIN (15) CHINA 2015 KAIGE, CHEN IN MANDARIN £17.99
Action adventure about a young monk who leaves behind his monastery to go on an adventure to find his true calling as a martial artist.
NINE DEMONS (115) 1984 CHINA CHANG,CHEH IN MANDARIN £12.99
In this martial Joey (Tien-Chi Cheng) makes a pact with the devil in exchange for his soul, Joey is granted a powerful necklace containing the spirits of nine demons to help him avenge this fathers death
SPRING IN A SMALL TOWN (U) 1948 CHINA IN MANDARIN £19.99
Love story set in a bomb-scarred Chinese town Sino-Japanese War.
THE SHANGHAI THIRTEEN (15) 1984 CHINA CHEH CHANG IN MANDARIN £14.99
“Old school” martial arts film.
RIGOR MORTIS (18) 2013 CHINA MAK, JUNO IN CANTONESE £12.99
Chinese horror film were a suicide victim becomes a bridge between the world of the living and the world of the dead.
STRAY DOGS/JOURNEY TO THE WEST (12) 2014 CHINA MING-LIANG TSAI IN MANDARIN £15.99
Set in Taipei, ‘Stray Dogs’ follows an alcoholic father who, along with his two children is struggling to get by after moving to the city. With the assistance of a grocery store worker the family might just have a chance at a better life. ‘Journey To the West’ a monk takes a contemplative journey through Marseille.

 

Chinese series – EMPRESSES IN THE PALACE -out on dvd

Empresses in the Palace.jpgEMPRESSES IN THE PALACE (12) 2011 CHINA IN MANDARIN £29.99

All six episodes of the condensed version of the Chinese series about 17-year-old Zhen Huan, soon realises that the seemingly glamorous lifestyle of the Emperor’s concubines is not what she imagines. Instead it is a life of loneliness, fear and politics and her only hope of surviving in the palace is by fighting her way to the top and earning the Emperor’s trust.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

DVD available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/chinese-films-on-dvd

 

Chinese martial arts drama – THE ASSASSIN – out on dvd

AssassinTHE ASSASSIN (12) 2015 CHINA HOU, HSIAO-HSIEN IN MANDARIN £19.99
Epic martial arts drama set during the Tang Dynasty. A general’s daughter Nie Yinniang (Qi Shu) is kidnapped by a nun who trains her in martial arts to become an assassin with the ability to take down corrupt local politicians.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

DVD available to buy at –
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Chinese film – DRAGON INN – out in Dual format edtion

Dragon InnDRAGON INN (12) 1967 CHINA HU, KING IN MANDERIN £17.99
Highly stylized and choreographed martial arts film set in Ming dynasty China in which martial arts expert Xiao (Shih Jun) has been summoned to protect some children who are in danger.

DUAL FORMAT EDITION

In Mandarin with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/chinese-films-on-dvd

Out on dvd – THE ANG LEE TRILOGY

ANG LEE1THE ANG LEE TRILOGY (15) CHINA LEE., ANG IN MANDARIN £33.99

Triple bill of features from film-maker Ang Lee featuring ‘Pushing Hands’ (1992) , The Wedding Banquet’ (1993) and ‘Eat Drink Man Woman’ (1994).
PUSHING HANDS (1992)
Retired t’ai chi master moves from Beijing to live with his son and American daughter-in-law the suburbs of New York. However he struggles to adapt to Western culture.

THE WEDDING BANQUET’ (1993)

A wealthy couple Wai-Tung Gao (Winston Chao) and Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein) are living the American dream in Manhattan. However Wai-Tung’s parents are still putting pressure on their son to get married and have children, unaware that he’s gay.

To passive his parents Wei-Wei (May Chin), who illegally sublets Wai-Tung’s loft, moves in with the two men.

However, what began as a simple lie descends into a fully fledged farce as a small city hall ceremony transforms into an enormous wedding banquet and the truth is forced to come out.

EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN (1994)

Set in the Taiwanese city of Taipei, Mr. Chu (Lung) is an elderly widower and top chef who loses his sense of taste. His life is further complicated by his three ungrateful grown-up daughters.

However over the course of several elaborate Sunday banquets he bonds with his daughters

In Mandarin with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/chinese-films-on-dvd

Chinese Thriller – BLACK COAL, THIN ICE – issued on dvd

Black Coal, Thin IceBLACK COAL, THIN ICE (15) 2014 CHINA DIAO, YI’NAN IN MANDARIN £17.99

Chinese crime thriller following former detective Zhang Zili (Fan Liao) as he teams up with his ex-partner in an attempt to solve the case that put an end to their careers. When murders begin to take place similar to those the detectives were investigating several years previously they discover that Wu Zhizhen (Lun-Mei Gwei), a dry cleaners clerk, is the prime suspect as the men she has been romantically involved with have been killed. Despite knowing that Wu poses a threat, Zhang finds himself drawn to her and he, too, becomes involved with the potential killer.

Will he be able to solve the case?

In Mandarin with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/chinese-films-on-dvd

BFI issues – SPRING IN A SMALL TOWN – on dvd

SPRING IN A SMALL TOWNSPRING IN A SMALL TOWN (U) 1948 CHINA IN MANDARIN £19.99

Love story set in a bomb-scarred Chinese town during the Sino-Japanese War.

After eight years of marriage to Liyan, a house-bound invalid who dreams of better times, his wife Zhou Yuwen (Wei Wei) is stuck in this loveless marriage looking after her husband.

When Liyan’s childhood friend Zhang Zhichen (Li Wei) returns home he is surprised to see that his old flame Yuwen is now Liyan’s wife.

Will Yuwen be able to put aside her feelings for Zhang Zhichen and remain true to her ailing husband ?

The film is a poignant study of adulterous desire and guilt-ridden despair and is regarded as the finest work from the first great era of Chinese filmmaking.

In Mandarin with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/chinese-films-on-dvd

LILTING starring Ben Whishaw out on dvd and Blu Ray

LILTINGLILTING (15) 2014 KHAOU, HONG MANDARIN DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Drama starring Pei-pei Cheng and Ben Whishaw. While living in London, Cambodian-Chinese woman Junn (Cheng)’s son tragically dies. Finding it difficult to convey her grief to others without speaking any English, Junn finds comfort in a kind stranger as they discover they have more in common than they could ever have imagined.

In Mandarin with English subtitles

PRESSBOOK

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/chinese-films-on-dvd

Zhangke Jia – A TOUCH OF SIN – out of dvd – Blu Ray.

A Touch of SinA TOUCH OF SIN (15) 2013 CHINA JIA, ZHANGKE MANDARIN
DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Chinese crime drama based on real events. The film follows four stories which share the theme of violence: coal miner Dahai (Wu Jiang) goes on a murderous rampage after being humiliated by his boss; migrant Zhou San (Baoqiang Wang) kills and robs his victims in order to earn a living; sauna employee Xiao Yu (Tao Zhao) defends herself from a brutal attack; and young worker Xiao Hui (Lanshan Luo) is punished for breaking his employer’s rules and ends up contemplating suicide.

In Mandarin with English subtitles

A TOUCH OF SIN PRESS KIT

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/chinese-films-on-dvd