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Rebels of the Neon God

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Genres: Crime, Drama
Starring: Chao-jung Chen, Chang-Bin Jen, Kang-sheng Lee
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
Plot Synopsis:

Tsai Ming-liang emerged on the world cinema scene in 1992 with his groundbreaking first feature, Rebels of the Neon God. His debut already includes a handful of elements familiar to fans of subsequent work: a deceptively spare style often branded “minimalist”; actor Lee Kang-sheng as the silent and sullen Hsiao-kang; copious amounts of water, whether pouring from the sky or bubbling up from a clogged drain; and enough urban anomie to ensure that even the subtle humor in evidence is tinged with pathos. The loosely structured plot involves Hsiao-kang, a despondent cram school student, who becomes obsessed with young petty thief Ah-tze, after Ah-tze smashes the rearview mirror of a taxi driven by Hsiao-kang’s father. Hsiao-kang stalks Ah-tze and his buddy Ah-ping as they hang out in the film’s iconic arcade (featuring a telling poster of James Dean on the wall) and other locales around Taipei, and ultimately takes his revenge. Rebels of the Neon God is a remarkably impressive first film that hints at the promise of its director: a talent confirmed by Tsai’s equally stunning second feature, Vive L’Amour (Golden Lion, Venice), and continuing to his most recent film, Stray Dogs, which ranked high on many “best of” lists last year. Though showing such diverse influences as the French New Wave, Wong Kar-wai’s early films—and, yes, Rebel Without a Cause—Tsai’s film is most remarkable for introducing his startlingly unique vision to world cinema.

Additional info:
• Region A Blu-ray
• Selected Scene Commentary by Andy Gomes
• Trailer
• Booklet featuring an essay by Ariel Esteban Cayer
• Reversible sleeve artwork
• English SDH subtitles

  • Release Details
    Release Date: January 25th, 2022
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1992
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Big World Pictures
  • Technical Specs
    Length:106 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.85:1
    Audio Formats:Mandarin Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English