We have teamed up with Eureka once more but this time to give you a chance of winning the spiritual Buddhist fable RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN!
It is out now as part of the MASTERS OF CINEMA range in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition but we have three of these sets to give away in the meantime.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the very tenuous question below:
Which movie below stars Prince as 'The Kid'
A) Purple Rain
B) Rain Man
C) Singing in the Rain
Send your answer, along with your address details, to email@example.com labelled MOUNTAIN before midnight on MARCH 10TH
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
Eureka Entertainment to release RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN, King Hu’s engaging and spiritual fable, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in a definitive Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 24 February 2020. Available on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, and presented from a new 2K restoration. The first print-run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited Edition O-card Slipcase.
Set in a remote Buddhist monastery in 16th Century China, Raining in the Mountain deals with a power struggle that ensues when the Abbot of the Three Treasures Temple announces his imminent retirement.
The ageing Abbot invites three outsiders to advise him on the critical choice of appointing his successor: Esquire Wen, a wealthy patron of the monastery, General Wang, commander-in-chief of the local military, and Wu Wai, a respected lay Buddhist master. Within the monastery, several disciples aspiring to the position begin to collude individually with Esquire Wen and General Wang. But these two invited advisers have come with seditious intent, scheming to obtain the priceless scroll housed in the monastery: the scriptural text of “The Mahayana Sutra,” hand-copied by Tripitaka. Meanwhile, convicted criminal Chiu Ming has arrived at the monastery to atone as a monk. He is assigned to safeguard the scroll at the house of scriptures, and encounters thieving rivals White Fox who poses as Esquire Wen’s concubine and General Wang’s fearsome Lieutenant Chang, who originally framed Chiu Ming for the crime he did not commit.
Selected as one of the Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures by the Hong Kong Film Awards in 2005, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present King Hu's Raining in the Mountain on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in the UK, from a new 2K restoration completed in 2018 by the Taiwan Film Institute.
RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN, King Hu’s masterfully choreographed, spiritual Buddhist fable, is OUT NOW on Dual Format and can be purchased here https://amzn.to/36UCY4n
DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES
- Limited Edition O-card Slipcase (First print run of 2000 copies only)
- 1080p transfer of the film on Blu-ray, from the Taiwan Film Institute’s 2K restoration
- Progressive encode on DVD
- Optional English subtitles
- Original Mandarin audio, fully restored and uncompressed in its original monaural presentation
- Brand new and exclusive feature-length audio commentary by critic and Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns
- Beyond Description – A brand new video essay by David Cairns
- PLUS: a collector’s booklet featuring new essays by Chinese-language film expert and author Stephen Teo; and Asian cinema expert David West, news editor at NEO magazine
Terms & Conditions:
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