Legend of the Mountain (Blu-ray)
Directed by King Hu
Also Available On:iTunes Amazon Google Play Booking Inquiry
New 4K restoration!
A travelling scholar, intent on translating a Buddhist sutra, loses his way in the mountains. Time and space collapse around him as he continues his journey, encountering ghostly visitations amid a haunting fantasia of color, light and landscape. King Hu rose to prominence in the 1960s and 70s as a superb director of wuxia, a prevalent genre in Chinese-language film and literature built on ancient lore of swords, sorcery and chivalrous heroes. Legend of the Mountain comes from the director’s later period, when his artistry, specifically his landscape compositions, was at the height of its powers. The film’s astonishing nature scenes, shot on location in the Korean countryside, are reminiscent of Terrence Malick, while the reflective blend of myth and history is all Hu’s own.
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Booklet essay by novelist Grady Hendrix | Interview with film critic Tony Rayns | Video essay by film critic Travis Crawford | Photo Gallery | Trailer
"King Hu's Legend Of The Mountain is a true epic, a wonderful mix of fantasy/horror and martial arts that benefits from a strong cast, beautiful location photography and impressive production values. Kino's Blu-ray release looks and sounds very good and contains a few nice extra features that document both the history of the film and the man who made it. Highly recommended."
"A woman ahead of her time... Lupino was instrumental in proving that directing a picture didn’t have to be solely…' https://t.co/GGqJjBmk3w'
RT' @tnyfrontrow': Brief word (for now) on the great Ida Lupino series at' @FilmForumNYC' and, in particular, on The Bigamist: ' https://t.…'
RT' @NashvilleScene': The twisty — and twisted — 'They Drive By Night' kicks off' @Belcourt's' Ida Lupino at 100 series. Here's why you want to…
RT' @bravenewfilms': Tomorrow filmmaker' @talalderki' will be joining us for a live conversation on his documentary, Of Fathers and Sons. Catch…
RT' @MovingImageNYC': Director' @talalderki' joins us in person for his' @sundancefest' award-winning documentary OF FATHERS AND SONS, in which h…
RT' @Eater': ‘Chef Flynn,’ documenting the rise of a culinary prodigy, hits theaters November 9' https://t.co/KzGjkBm8ml'' https://t.co/6Ba5Dmds…'
RT' @LTDenverCO': '.@diningwithflynn opens' 11/16 at #ChezArtiste. This comprehensive portrait of a passionate and creative teenage chef’s rapi…
RT' @amNewYork': "Chef Flynn," out Friday, chronicles teen Flynn McGarry's rise from hosting tasting menus at home to running Gem on the LES…
RT' @KendallCinema': Focusing not only on a young chef's exquisite food, but also his relationship with his mother, #ChefFlynn is a new docum…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.