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Farewell My Concubine (1993) (Criterion Collection, Director's Cut, Restored, Special Edition, 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray)

English · 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray

US Version | Region code A
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Will be released 23.07.2024

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A breathtakingly intimate romance unfolds against a sweeping backdrop of social upheaval in renowned director Chen Kaige’s sumptuous saga of passion, fate, and the transcendent possibilities of art. Spanning fifty years of twentieth-century Chinese history, Farewell My Concubine follows aspiring actors Dieyi (a heartbreaking Leslie Cheung) and Xiaolou (Zhang Fengyi) as they emerge from a childhood of brutal training to become Beijing-opera stars, with life mirroring art as Dieyi’s unrequited love for Xiaolou and the country’s changing political tides engulf them in their own personal tragedies of jealousy and betrayal. The first Chinese film to win the Palme d’Or is epic filmmaking of the highest order—visually and emotionally ravishing from frame to exquisite frame.

New 4K digital restoration of the original director’s cut, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
One 4K UHD disc of the film and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
New conversation between Chinese-cultural-studies scholar Michael Berry and producer Janet Yang
Documentary from 2003 on the making of the film
Interview from 1993 with director Chen Kaige conducted by journalist Charlie Rose
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: An essay by author and scholar Pauline Chen

New cover by Eric Skillman

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Director Chen Kaige
Actor Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li
Label Criterion Collection
Genre Drama
Content 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray
Publication date 23.07.2024
Edition Criterion Collection, Director's Cut, Restored, Special Edition
Audio Mandarin
Subtitles English
Length 171 Minutes
Screen 1.85:1
Year of production 1993
Original title Ba wang bie ji (Mandarin)
Version US Version
Region code A

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  • Meisterwerk

    Written on 03. December 2007 by ottokar schnepf.
    This customer review refers to a alternative version.

    mehr zu schreiben erübrigt sich!

  • In Italia lenguage please?

    Written on 18. September 2011 by Bagarospo.
    This customer review refers to a alternative version.

    Great movie, hope to find it also in Italian lenguage

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