Execution In Autumn Blu-Ray

Execution In Autumn Blu-Ray
Execution In Autumn Blu-Ray Execution In Autumn Blu-Ray Execution In Autumn Blu-Ray
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Eureka Entertainment to release EXECUTION IN AUTUMN; a masterpiece from Lee Hsing, the Godfather of Taiwan Cinema; on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world in celebration of the film’s 50th Anniversary. Available as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 20 June 2022, the first print-run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase.

Referred to as “the godfather of Taiwanese cinema”, the films of director Lee Hsing (who passed away in 2021 at the age of 91) combined Western realism with the neo-Confucian ideals advocated by the nationalist government in Taiwan. Director of a number of masterpieces, presented here is the film he considered his personal favourite of all his films—and certainly his most successful—Execution in Autumn.

Since his childhood, Pei Gang (Ou Wei) has been spoiled by his rich grandmother who raised him after the death of his parents. Unable to control himself, in a fit of rage, Gang kills a pregnant woman – who indicated him as the father of her unborn child – and her cousins; for this he is sentenced to death, and will be beheaded in autumn, the traditional season for executions. His grandmother tries to save him, but this proves to be a task beyond her means. So, she makes him marry the young Lian (Tang Pao-yun), an orphan raised within the family, in prison, so that the Pei line does not die out.

Featuring a screenplay by Chang Yung-hsiang (who also wrote another Lee Hsing masterwork, Beautiful Duckling), Execution in Autumn comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever as part of the Masters of Cinema series, in time for its 50th anniversary.

SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES

Limited Edition O-card slipcase (2000 copies only) | 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a stunning restoration of the original film elements undertaken by the Taiwan Film Institute | Original Mandarin audio (uncompressed LPCM) | Optional English subtitles, newly revised for this release | New video piece by film critic Tony Rayns | PLUS: A Collector’s Booklet featuring new and archival writing | *All extras subject to change
Specifications
Aspect Ratio2.39:1
BBFC15
CastTang Pao-Yun,Ou Wei,Gu Hsian-Ting,Fu Pi-Hui
ColourColour
DirectorLee Hsing
Discs1
FormatBlu-ray
LanguageChinese (Mandarin)
RegionBlu-Ray B
Released2022-06-20
Run Time99
Year1972

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Tags: 1970s, Mandarin