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A touch of zen written and directed by King Hu.

Hu, Jinquan, 1931-1997 (screenwriter,, film director.). Xu, Feng, 1950- (actor.). Shi, Jun, 1935- (actor.). Bai, Ying, 1940- (actor.). Pu, Songling, 1640-1715 Motion picture adaptation of (work): Liao zhai zhi yi. (Added Author). International Film Production, (production company.). Criterion Collection (Firm), (publisher.). Xu Feng, Shi Jun, Bai Ying, Tian Peng. (Cast).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Series Information

Criterion collection ; 825.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Main DVD TOUCH OF ZEN (Text) All discs - DVD 840191003100129 New Items - Main Level In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681431833
  • ISBN: 1681431831
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert.
  • Edition: Two-DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Restored by the Taiwan Film Institute in 2014 as part of the "Taiwan Film Classics Digital Restoration and Value-Adding Project."
Adapted from Pu Song-ling's Strange stories from a Chinese studio.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
Special features: Documentary from 2012 about director King Hu; new interviews with actors Hsu Feng and Shiuh Chun; new interview with filmmaker Ang Lee; new interview with film scholar Tony Rayns; new English subtitle translation; trailer ; essay by film scholar David Bordwell and notes by Hu from a 1975 Cannes film festival press kit.
Formatted Contents Note:
disc one. [Feature film]; trailer -- disc two. [Special features].
Creation/Production Credits Note:
director of photography, Hua Huiying ; music, Wu Dajiang.
Participant or Performer Note:
Xu Feng, Shi Jun, Bai Ying, Tian Peng.
Summary, etc.:
A fugitive noblewoman seeks refuge in a remote, and allegedly haunted, village. The sanctuary she finds with a shy scholar and two aides in disguise is shattered when a nefarious swordsman uncovers her identity, pitting the four against legions of blade-wielding opponents.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; region 1; 16:9 widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby digital 1.0.
Language Note:
Chinese dialogue; optional English subtitles.
Subject: China > History > Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 > Drama.
Kung fu > Drama.
Genre: Martial arts films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
DVD-Video discs.

Series Information

Criterion collection ; 825.

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