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

Now available on dvd the Chinese film – THE BOUNTY

BountyTHE BOUNTY (15) 2012    FUNG,  CHI KEUNG    MANDARIN    £15.99
Action comedy following bounty hunter and martial artist Cho Sai Fung (Chapman To) on a job to track down a fugitive. Cho arrives at the Lazy Inn, situated on an island in Hong Kong, to search for thief Lee Kin Fai (Zhiyi Wang). The innkeeper Boss Suen (Alex Man) and his daughter Suen Long Ching (Fiona Sit) become curious about Cho’s activities but their interference only causes problems for the bounty hunter.

In Mandarin with English subtitles

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

CHINESE THRILLER – MYSTERY – MAKES ITS UK DEBUT ON DVD

MysteryMYSTERY (15) 2012 CHINA     YE, LOU    IN MANDARIN    £15.99
Lu Jie has no idea her husband is leading a double life until one day she sees him entering a hotel with a young woman.
However, a few hours later her world will truly be turned upside down when the young woman dies beneath the wheels of a car and the police refuse to believe her death was an accident.

Winner of best film, best screenplay and best newcomer at the Asian Film Awards, Mystery is an ‘intricate and unpredictable whodunit’ (Studio Cine Live) from one of contemporary Chinese

In Mandarin with English subtitles

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

Award wining Chinese film – HERE, THEN (15) – gets Uk dvd release

Here, Then
HERE, THEN (15) 2012 CHINA MAO MAO     £15.99
An alluringly low-key and enigmatic portrayal of the alienation, disillusionment and loss of direction that have become widespread among young people in contemporary China. Filmed in elegant and absorbing long takes, the film interweaves the lives of several rootless people who become linked with one another by chance, by their sexual obsessions, and by the loss of a mobile phone…

Winner of the ‘Best International Film’ award at the 2012 Edinburgh Film Festival, this alluringly low-key and enigmatic portrayal of the alienation, disillusionment and loss of direction that have become widespread among young people in contemporary China is one of the most astonishing feature debuts of recent years.

The film interweaves the lives of several rootless people who become linked with one another by chance, by their sexual obsessions, emotional ties and by the loss of a mobile phone…

In Mandarin with English subtitles

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