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A Brighter Summer Day

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Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance
Starring: Chen Chang, Lisa Yang, Kuo-Chu Chang
Director: Edward Yang
Plot Synopsis:

Among the most praised and sought-after titles in all contemporary film, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema, directed by Edward Yang, finally comes to home video in the United States. Set in the early sixties in Taiwan, A Brighter Summer Day is based on the true story of a crime that rocked the nation. A film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy, this novelistic, patiently observed epic centers on the gradual, inexorable fall of a young teenager (Chen Chang, in his first role) from innocence to juvenile delinquency, and is set against a simmering backdrop of restless youth, rock and roll, and political turmoil.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: March 22nd, 2016
    Movie Release Year: 1991
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:237 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.85:1
    Audio Formats:Mandarin/Taiwanese LPCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:New audio commentary featuring critic Tony Rayns
    New interview with actor Chen Chang
    Our Time, Our Story, a 117-minute documentary from 2002 about the New Taiwan Cinema movement, featuring interviews with Yang and filmmakers Hou Hsiao-hsien and Tsai Ming-liang, among others
    Videotaped performance of director Edward Yang’s 1992 play Likely Consequence
    PLUS: An essay by critic Godfrey Cheshire and a 1991 director’s statement by Yang