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Flowers of Shanghai The Criterion Assortment

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An intoxicating, time-bending expertise bathed within the golden glow of oil lamps and wreathed in an opium haze, this beautiful interval reverie by Hou Hsiao-hsien traces the romantic intrigue, jealousies, and tensions swirling round 4 late-nineteenth-century Shanghai “flower homes,” the place the courtesans reside confined to a gilded cage, ensconced in opulent splendor however pressured to work to purchase again their freedom. Among the many common purchasers is the taciturn Grasp Wang (Tony Leung Chiu-wai), whose relationship together with his longtime mistress (Michiko Hada) is roiled by a perceived act of betrayal. Composed in a languorous procession of entrancing lengthy takes, Flowers of Shanghai evokes a vanished world of decadence and cruelty, an insular universe the place a lot of the dramatic motion stays tantalizingly offscreen—whilst its emotional fallout registers with quiet devastation. DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • New 4K digital restoration • New introduction by critic Tony Rayns • Beautified Realism, a brand new documentary by Daniel Raim and Eugene Suen on the making of the movie, that includes behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Lee, producer and editor Liao Ching-sung, manufacturing designer Hwarng Wern-ying, and sound recordist Tu Duu-chih • Excerpts from a 2015 interview with Hou, recorded as a part of the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences’ Oral Historical past Tasks • Trailer • English subtitle translation by Rayns • PLUS: An essay by movie scholar Jean Ma and a 2009 interview with Hou carried out by scholar Michael Berry

MPAA ranking‏:‎NR (Not Rated)
Bundle Dimensions‏:‎7.52 x 5.31 x 0.63 inches; 2.72 Ounces
Director‏:‎Hsiao-hsien Hou
Media Format‏:‎Subtitled, NTSC
Launch date‏:‎Might 18, 2021
Actors‏:‎Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Michiko Hada, Michelle Reis, Carina Lau, Jack Kao
Studio‏:‎The Criterion Assortment
Nation of Origin‏:‎USA
Variety of discs‏:‎1

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