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‘Legend of the Mountain’ [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD March 19, 2018!

A young scholar, Ho Yunqing (Shih Jun, A Touch of Zen, Dragon Inn), is tasked by an eminent monk to transcribe a Buddhist sutra said to have immense power over the spirits of the afterlife. To execute his work in peace, he travels to an isolated monastery deep in the mountains, where he encounters a number of strange people, including the mysterious and beautiful Melody (Hsu Feng, A Touch of Zen, Dragon Inn). As malicious spirits attempt to steal the sutra, Ho becomes entangled in a conflict between duelling forces of good and evil. Will he leave the mountain alive? 

A visually-sumptuous restoration of King Hu’s supernatural tale

 

Eureka Entertainment to release LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN, the beautifully restored directors’ cut of a King Hu masterpiece, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in a definitive Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 19 March 2018.

Although most commonly associated with the Wuxia genre, in 1979 King Hu directed the epic fantasy-horror, Legend of the Mountain. Heavily influenced by traditional Chinese aesthetics and Zen Buddhist philosophy, it has come to be regarded as one of his greatest filmmaking achievements. Adapted from a Song Dynasty folk tale, Legend of the Mountain exemplifies King Hu’s masterful command of spectacular visuals and philosophical insights into life and existence. Heavily edited upon release, the film has now been fully restored to its original length in stunning 4K, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film for the first time ever on home video in the UK, in a special Dual Format edition.

 

DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES

 

  • Limited Edition O-Card (2000 units) – first print run only
  • 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD
  • Uncompressed LPCM mono audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles
  • A new video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns
  • A new interview with Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns
  • Trailer
  • A collector’s booklet featuring an abundance of archival writing and imagery

DETAILS:

 

Label: Eureka!

 

Title| LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN [Shan zhong zhuan qi]

Starring| SHIH JUN | HSU FENG | SYLVIA CHANG

Director| KING HU

Dual Format Cat. No.| EKA70288

Dual Format Barcode| 5060000702880

Dual Format RRP| £17.99

 

Release Date| 19 March 2018

Certificate| PG (TBC)

Run Time| 191 minutes

OAR| 2.35:1

Picture| Colour

Genre| Fantasy / Horror / World Cinema

Year| 1979

Country| Taiwan

Language| Mandarin

Subtitles| ENGLISH (Optional)

 

Eureka! Masters of Cinema’s Legend

of the Mountain is released on Blu-ray & DVD

March 19, 2018!

ORDER NOW!

 

 

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