Curse of the golden flower Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia

Language and/or Subtitles: Chinese
English
French
Format: DVD 2007
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Summary
A dying love between two powerful people leads to deceit, infidelity, and conspiracy in this epic-scale historical drama from director Zhang Yimou. During the latter days of the Tang dynasty, the Emperor (Chow Yun-Fat) returns home from the war with his son Prince Jai (Jay Chou) in tow. However, the monarch gets a chilly reception from the Empress (Gong Li); though she's eager to see her son, her marriage has become deeply acrimonious, and she's taken a lover, Crown Prince Wan (Liu Ye), her stepson from the Emperor's first marriage. The Emperor, meanwhile, has his own plan for dealing with his failing marriage -- he's ordered the Imperial Doctor (Ni Dahong) to find an exotic drug that will drive the Empress insane and administer it to her without her knowledge. However, the doctor's ethical dilemma is intensified by the fact his daughter Chan (Li Man) has fallen in love with Crown Prince Wan and the two wish to elope. As the Emperor and Empress allow their estrangement to sink into violence and retribution, their youngest son, Prince Yu (Qin Junjie), struggles to keep the peace in the household. Curse of the Golden Flower (aka Man Cheng Jim Dai Huang Jin Jia) received its North American premiere at the 2006 American Film Institute Los Angeles Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Forbidden City (Beijing, China) -- Drama.
Chrysanthemums -- China -- Drama.
Fathers and sons -- China -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- China -- Beijing -- Drama.
Surprise (Military science) -- China -- Beijing -- Drama.
Feature films.
China -- Kings and rulers -- Drama.
Beijing (China) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2007
Edition Widescreen version.
Other Titles Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia
Contributors Zhang, Yimou.
Chen, Jin (Actress)
Zhou, Jielun, 1979-
Chow, Yun-fat.
Gong, Li, 1965-
Junjie, Qin.
Li, Erica.
Liu, Ye, 1978-
Ni, Dahong.
Umebayashi, Shigeru, 1951-
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Film Partner International.
Edko Films.
Beijing xin hua mian ying ye you xian gong si.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Participants/Performers Chen Jin, Jay Chou, Chow Yun-Fat, Gong Li, Qin Junjie, Li Man, Liu Ye, Ni Dahong.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Zhao Xiaoding ; music, Shigeru Umebayashi ; editor, Cheng Long.
Audience Rated R; for violence.
Language Chinese
English
French
Includes English & Chinese language tracks, with English & French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Based on the play by Yu Cao.
Special features: secrets within: making-of feaurette; Los Angeles premiere.
System Details DVD; Dolby Digital; Region 1.
Description 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781424833887
1424833884
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