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Legend of the Mountain

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Chun Shih, Feng Hsu, Sylvia Chang, Feng Tien, Lin Tung
Director: King Hu
Plot Synopsis:

Newly restored in 4K! In King Hu’s masterpiece Legend of the Mountain, a traveling scholar is tasked with translating a Buddhist sutra said to have immense power over the spirits of the afterlife. During his research he loses his way in the mountains, encountering ghostly presences amid a haunting fantasia of color, light and landscape. King Hu rose to prominence in the 1960s and ‘70s as a superb director of wuxia films (A Touch of Zen), a popular Chinese action genre of swords, sorcery and chivalrous heroes. Legend of the Mountain comes from the director’s late period, when his visual artistry was at the height of its powers. The film’s astonishing nature scenes, shot on location in the Korean countryside, are reminiscent of Terrence Malick, while the reflective blend of myth and history is all Hu’s own.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: May 1st, 2018
    Movie Release Year: 1971
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Kino Lorber
  • Technical Specs
    Length:191 Minutes
    New 4K Restoration
    Special Features:Interview with film critic Tony Rayns
    Video essay by film critic Travis Crawford
    Booklet essay by writer and programmer Grady Hendrix
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