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Goodbye, Dragon Inn DVD
Drama / Comedy



Goodbye, Dragon Inn

In Taipei City, a cavernous old picture palace is about to close its doors forever. A meagre audience, the remaining few staff, and perhaps even a ghost or two, watch King Hu's wuxia classic Dragon Inn - each haunted by memories and desires evoked by cinema itself.

An exquisite, wryly funny and tender tribute to the experience of movie-going, Tsai Ming-Liang's poignant love letter to cinema is one of the most beguiling and beloved dramas of modern times and is now widely regarded as a classic. Presented here in a new 4K restoration, the film is more ravishing and hypnotic than ever.

A beautiful love poem to the movies.” Slant magazine

Tsai Ming-Liang’s 2003 masterpiece manages to be many things at once: a Taiwanese Last Picture Show, a failed heterosexual love story, a gay cruising saga, a melancholy tone poem, a mordant comedy, a creepy ghost tale…”  Jonathan Rosenbaum

Taiwanese director Tsai Ming­Liang has been among the most profound voices in world cinema over the past quarter century.” Village Voice

Goodbye, Dragon Inn exquisitely captures the elegiac mood surrounding the fate of cinema at the turn of the twenty-first century.” Tate Modern

Production Year: 2003
Region Code: 0
UK Rating: PG
Running Time: 81 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Audio: 5.1 Surround / 2.0 Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Colour: Colour
TITLE NAME
Director Tsai Ming-Liang
Cast Kang-sheng Lee
Cast Shiang-chyi Chen
Cast Kiyonobu Mitamura

DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Bú sàn, 2003) presented from a brand new 4K restoration of the film
  • A new and exclusive filmed interview with director Tsai Ming-Liang
  • Madam Butterfly (2009, 35 mins): world home-video premiere of Tsai’s remarkable modern-day interpretation of the classic story
  • Booklet featuring new essays by curator and critic Tony Rayns, plus a personal appreciation by filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Original soundtrack in 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • Region free DVD  (‘0’)

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