Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia Curse of the golden flower / Beijing New Picture Film Co. ; EDKO Film Ltd. ; Elite Group Enterprises ; Film Partner International ; produced by William Kong, Weiping Zhang, Yimou Zhang ; written by Yimou Zhang ; directed by Yimou Zhang

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Subjects: Chrysanthemums--China--Drama
Fathers and sons--China--Drama
Man-woman relationships--China--Beijing--Drama
Surprise (Military science)--China--Beijing--Drama
China--Kings and rulers--Drama
Beijing (China)--Drama
Forbidden City (Beijing, China)--Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Motion pictures, Chinese
Romance films
Action and adventure films
Films for the hearing impaired
Formats: Video Recording, DVD
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: Chinese, English (translated from), Summary is in English, Summary is in French, Chinese (translated from), French, English
Audience: MPAA rating: R; for violence
Published: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Classics : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]
LC Classification: P, PN
Alternate Titles: Parallel title: Curse of the golden flower
Additional Authors: Kong, Bill
Zhang, Weiping, producer
880-02Zhang, Yimou
Cao, Yu, 1910-1996
Chen, Jin, actress
880-03Zhou, Jielun, 1979-
880-04Chow, Yun-fat
880-05Gong, Li, 1965-
Qin, Junjie
Li, Man
880-06Liu, Ye, 1978-
Ni, Dahong
880-07Beijing xin hua mian ying ye you xian gong si
880-08Edko Films
Elite Group Enterprises
Film Partner International
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Notes: UPC: 043396167285
Videorecording number: 16728Sony Pictures Classics
DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; mastered in high definition
Closed-captioned; dialogue in Chinese (5.1 Dolby Digital) or English (5.1 Dolby Digital) with optional subtitles in English or French
Cast: Jin Chen, Jay Chou, Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Qin Junjie, Man Li, Ye Liu, Dahong Ni
Credits: Director of photography, Xiaoding Zhao ; music, Shigeru Umebayashi ; costume designer, Chung Man Yee ; production designer, Tingxiao Huo
Based on the play by Yu Cao
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
MPAA rating: R; for violence
Summary: China, Later Tang Dynasty, 10th Century. On the eve of the Chong Yang Festival, golden flowers fill the Imperial Palace. The Emperor returns unexpectedly with his second son, Prince Jai. His pretext is to celebrate the holiday with his family, but given the chilled relations between the Emperor and the ailing Empress, this seems disingenuous. For many years, the Empress and Crown Prince Wan, her stepson, have had an illicit liaison. Feeling trapped, Prince Wan dreams of escaping the palace with his secret love Chan, the Imperial Doctor's daughter. Meanwhile, faithful son Prince Jai, grows worried over the Empress's health and her obsession with golden chrysanthemums. The Emperor harbors equally clandestine plans and the Imperial Doctor is the only one privy to his machinations. When the Emperor senses a looming threat, he relocates the doctor's family from the Palace to a remote area. They are attacked by mysterious assassins and Chan and her mother are forced back to the palace. Their return sets off a tumultuous sequence of dark surprises. Amid the glamour and grandeur of the festival, ugly secrets are revealed. As the Imperial Family continues its elaborate charade in a palatial setting, thousands of golden armored warriors charge the palace
Special features: Secrets within: making-of featurette; Los Angeles premiere
In memory of Frances S. Stafford
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Donation Info: Honoree : Stafford, Frances S
OCLC Number: 77553847
ISBN/ISSN: 0433961672
16728

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