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Title A touch of zen [(Blu-ray) videorecording] = Xia nü / International Film Production ; presented by Sha Yung-Fong ; executive producer, Yang Hsi-Ching ; written and directed by King Hu.

Edition Blu-ray special edition.
Imprint [United States] : The Criterion Collection, 2016.
Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
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 95th Street Adult Blu-ray Foreign Films  CHINESE TOUCH    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Blu-ray Foreign Films  CHINESE TOUCH    DUE 11-29-20
 Nichols Adult Blu-ray Foreign Films  CHINESE TOUCH    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical monaural rda
video file Blu-Ray region A rda
Motion picture
Series The Criterion collection ; 825
Criterion collection ; 825.
System Details Blu-ray; region A; requires Blu-ray player, mono.
Language Chinese dialogue; with optional English subtitles.
Cast Xu Feng, Shi Jun, Bai Ying, Tian Peng.
Credits Cinematography, Hua Huiying ; music, Wu Dajiang.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971.
Adapted from Pu Song-ling's Strange stories from a Chinese studio.
Restored by the Taiwan Film Institute in 2014 as part of the "Taiwan Film Classics Digital Restoration and Value-Adding Project."
Widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio).
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.
Summary 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.
Subject China -- History -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
China (OCoLC)fst01206073 -- Videodiscs.
Young women -- China -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Kung fu -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Chronological Term 1368-1644 -- Videodiscs.
Subject Chinese language materials
Genre Martial arts films.
Action and adventure films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Action and adventure films. (OCoLC)fst01710568
Foreign films, Chinese.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Martial arts films. (OCoLC)fst01710575
Blu-ray discs.
Chinese language materials.
Added Author Hu, Jinquan, 1931-1997, film director, screenwriter.
Xu, Feng, 1950- actor.
Shi, Jun, 1935- actor.
Bai, Ying, 1940- actor.
Tien, Peng, 1945- actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work) Pu, Songling, 1640-1715. Liao zhai zhi yi.
International Film Production, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Xia nü
ISBN 9781681431826
Standard No. 715515181914
Music No. CC2652BD The Criterion Collection
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