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    Raining In The Mountain Coming From Eurkea

    SYNOPSIS

    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.

    SPECIAL FEATURES
    Limited Edition O-Card [2000 units]
    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
    Trailer
    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

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    You can check out a trailer here:

    https://eurekavideo.co.uk/movie/rain...-shan-ling-yu/
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    Film Movement have announced that they'll be releasing this domestically in the summer of 2020.
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    I would get the Eureka just for the booklet by Stephen Teo. He wrote one of my favorite books on HK cinema and really enjoy his style.Hoping for more King Hu down the road. I know WHEEL OF LIFE & ALL THE KING'S MEN have been restored, so hopefully those are in the works.
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