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Ronny Yu (The Phantom Lover; Warriors Of Virtue; The Bride of Chucky) directs this highly operatic fable based on a well-known martial arts novel with Leslie Cheung (A Better Tomorrow; Farewell, My Concubine) and Brigitte Lin (Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain; Police Story) as doomed lovers caught in the crossfire of warring clans.
Cheung plays Zhuo Yihang, a rebellious but extremely talented swordsman of the Wudang Sect (aka the Wu-Tang Clan, a fictional martial arts sect that appears in many wuxia novels and films). One day he meets and falls in love with Lian Nichang (Lin), the adopted daughter of a rival cult led by the villainous Ji Wushuang. Zhuo convinces Lian to leave the cult to be with him, a decision which will ultimately lead to death and betrayal.
Film length: Part 1: approx. 89 minutes, Part 2: approx. 81 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1 (16: 9), 1.85: 1 (16: 9)
Sound format: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 2.0
Languages: German, Cantonese
Subtitles: German, English
Part 1 sampled in 4K for the first time and part 2 on Blu-Ray for the first time for this edition!
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Extras and special features
84-page photo volume with a booklet text by Martin Beck
Audio commentary with Ronny Yu
Portrait of the filmmaker Ronny Yu by Julien Sévéon (approx. 40 minutes)
Interview with director Ronny Yu (approx. 23 minutes)
The Hong Kong Fantasy Cinema by Julien Sévéon (approx. 24 minutes)
Interview with screenwriter Jason Lam Kee To (approx. 47 minutes)
Interview with choreographer and stunt double Jacky Yeung (approx. 14 minutes)
From book to film by Brigitte Duzan (approx. 16 minutes)
Making of (approx. 12 minutes)