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The Resource 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, (DVD = 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, (DVD = Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia)

Label
Curse of the golden flower
Title
Curse of the golden flower
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • chi
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • chi
  • chi
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
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Xiaoding Zhao ; music, Shigeru Umebayashi ; costume designer, Chung Man Yee ; production designer, Tingxiao Huo
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for violence
Language note
Closed-captioned; dialogue in Chinese (5.1 Dolby Digital) or English (5.1 Dolby Digital) with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
LC call number
PN1995.9.A3
LC item number
C8774 2007
PerformerNote
Jin Chen, Jay Chou, Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Qin Junjie, Man Li, Ye Liu, Dahong Ni
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1979-
  • 1965-
  • 1978-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kong, William
  • Zhang, Weiping
  • Zhang, Yimou
  • Cao, Yu
  • Chen, Jin
  • Zhou, Jielun
  • Chow, Yun-fat
  • Gong, Li
  • Junjie, Qin
  • Li, Man
  • Liu, Ye
  • Ni, Dahong
  • Beijing xin hua mian ying ye you xian gong si
  • Edko Films
  • Elite Group Enterprises
  • Film Partner International
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
114
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Fathers and sons
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Forbidden City (Beijing, China)
  • Surprise (Military science)
  • Beijing (China)
  • China
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Father-son relationship
  • Man-woman relationship
  • Forbidden City (Beijing, China)
  • Surprise (Military science)
  • Beijing (China)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
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, (DVD = Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by Yu Cao
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm77553847
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (114 min.)
Isbn
9781424833887
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396167261
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
16726
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; mastered in high definition
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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, (DVD = Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by Yu Cao
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm77553847
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (114 min.)
Isbn
9781424833887
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396167261
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
16726
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; mastered in high definition
Video recording format
DVD

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