RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (12) 1979 CHINA HU, KING IN MANDARIN BLU-RAY/WITH DVD – DOUBLE PLAY £19.99
Set in a remote monastery in 16th century China. When the abbot of announces his retirement a power struggle ensues over who will succeed him. While this power struggle plays out several outsiders are plotting to steal a valuable scroll the monastery holds.
1080p transfer of the film on Blu-ray, from the Taiwan Film Institute’s 2K restoration
Progressive encode on DVD
Optional English subtitles
Original Mandarin audio, fully restored and uncompressed in its original monaural presentation
Brand new and exclusive feature-length audio commentary by critic and Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns
Beyond Description – A brand new video essay by David Cairns
A collector’s booklet featuring new essays by Chinese-language film expert and author Stephen Teo; and Asian cinema expert David West, news editor at NEO magazine
In Mandarin with English subtitles.
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