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Flowers of Shanghai - Criterion Collection

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Michiko Hada, Michelle Reis
Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien
Plot Synopsis:

An intoxicating, time-bending experience bathed in the golden glow of oil lamps and wreathed in an opium haze, this gorgeous period reverie by Hou Hsiao-hsien traces the romantic intrigue, jealousies, and tensions swirling around four late-nineteenth-century Shanghai "flower houses," where the courtesans live confined to a gilded cage, ensconced in opulent splendor but forced to work to buy back their freedom. Among the regular clients is the taciturn Master Wang (Tony Leung Chiu-wai), whose relationship with his longtime mistress (Michiko Hada) is roiled by a perceived act of betrayal. Composed in a languorous procession of entrancing long takes, Flowers of Shanghai evokes a vanished world of decadence and cruelty, an insular universe where much of the dramatic action remains tantalizingly offscreen—even as its emotional fallout registers with quiet devastation.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: May 18th, 2021
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1998
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:113 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM, supervised by director Hou Hsiao-hsien and director of photography Mark Lee Ping-bing
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.85:1
    Audio Formats:Shanghainese: DTS-HD MA 5.1
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:
    • New introduction by critic Tony Rayns
    • Beautified Realism, a new documentary by Daniel Raim and Eugene Suen on the making of the film
    • Excerpts from a 2015 interview with Hou, recorded for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Oral History Project
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Jean Ma and a 2009 interview with Hou conducted by scholar Michael Berry
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