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Title Purple Butterfly [(DVD) videorecording] / Shanghai Film Studio, Lou Yi Limited, Wild Bunch present a Shanghai Film Studio, Dream Factory production, a Lou Ye film ; produced by Wang Wei, Zhu Yongde ; written and directed by Lou Ye.

Imprint [United States] : Palm Pictures, 2005.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Palm Pictures, [2005]
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 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  CHINESE PURPLE    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or 2.0.
Language Mandarin, Japanese and Vietnamese dialogue, English subtitles.
Cast Zhang Ziyi, Liu Ye, Feng Yuanzheng, Toru Nakamura, Li Bingbing.
Credits Director of photography, Wang Yu ; art director, Liu Webdn ; editor, Chen Xiaohong, Lou Ye ; music, Jörg Lemberg ; costume designer, Liu Webdn ; action directors, Lu Shaoming, Ge Nairong, Zhou Min.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
Special features: Theatrical trailer; previews; weblinks.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for some violence, language and sexuality/nudity.
Summary Cynthia is a young Chinese woman in love with Itami, a Japanese man about to be sent home for military service. A devasted Cynthia moves back to Shanghai only to witness the death of her elder brother during an attack by the Japanese extreme right. She changes her name to Ding Hui and joins a secret resistance group code-named Purple Butterfly. This will be the same group that, years later, will plot to assassinate Itami.
Subject Secret societies -- China -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Right-wing extremists -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- China -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Subject Chinese language materials
Genre Feature films.
Chinese language materials.
Added Author Ye, Lou, 1965-
Zhang, Ziyi, 1979-
Liu, Ye, 1978-
Yuanzheng, Feng.
Nakamura, Toru, 1965-
Bingbing, Li.
Yu, Wang.
Lemberg, Jörg.
Palm Pictures.
Universal Music (Firm)
Added Title Zi hudie
Standard No. 660200310523
Music No. PALMDV3105 Palm Pictures
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