Eureka Entertainment to release King Hu’s A TOUCH OF ZEN, the ultimate martial arts classic that inspired Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, on Blu-ray & DVD in a Limited Edition (2000 units) Three-Disc Set as part of the Masters of Cinema Series for the first time in the UK on 25th January 2016.
Widely regarded as the greatest martial arts epic of all time, A Touch of Zen won awards worldwide (including at Cannes), smashed box-office records and had an incalculable influence on the genre as a whole.
An unambitious painter named Gu (Shih Jun) lives with his mother in the vicinity of an abandoned mansion rumoured to be haunted. In actuality, the mansion has become a hiding place for the warrior Yang (Hsu Feng) and her own mother, both taking refuge following the assassination of their loyal minister father by the wicked eunuch Wei of East Chamber. After the eunuch sends an army to pursue the escapees, the group fortify the mansion with traps and false intimations of the terrifying ghosts within. But even after, things take yet more unsettling turns…
Famed for its iconic set pieces, including the central bamboo forest battle, A Touch of Zen is one of cinema’s truly peerless action sagas and the precursor par excellence of such modern wuxia films as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and House of Flying Daggers. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present King Hu’s masterpiece in a Limited Edition (2000 units) Three-Disc Dual Format edition for the first time in the UK.
LIMITED EDITION (2000 units) THREE-DISC SET – SPECIAL FEATURES including
- Gorgeous new 4K restoration, on both Blu-ray and DVD
- New English subtitle translation
- Limited edition third disc with the documentary King Hu 1932-1997, a new video essay by critic David Cairns, and more.
- Booklet featuring an interview with King Hu, new writing and more!