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The Magnificent Concubine (1962) (DVD) (Taiwan Version) DVD Region All

Li Li Hua (Actor) | Li Hsiang Chun (Actor) | Yan Jun (Actor) | Chao Lei (Actor)
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After helming the award-winning musical The Kingdom And The Beauty, director Li Han Chiang continued to dabble in the genre with The Magnificent Concubine, a Shaw Brothers Huangmei Opera starring Li Li Hua, Yan Jun, Yan Chi Ching, and Li Xiang Jun! Although there have been numerous film adaptations of the popular Chinese romance, this 1960 film is perhaps the most famous of them all. Also known by the alternative title Yang Kwei Fei, the film takes place during the 8th century. Yan Jun (from Lady Jade Locket) plays the role of an emperor with a weakness for his concubine, the comely Yang Kwei Fei (Li Li Hua, from The Three Sinners and Between Tears And Smiles), who convinces him to leave the day-to-day matters of ruling the nation to his Prime Minister (Yang Chi Ching), a man who just so happens to be Yang Kwei Fei's brother. Unfortunately for the Chinese people, the Prime Minister is a wicked, egotistical leader whose royal edicts end up leaving the country in disarray. When the cruel Prime Minster refuses to compensate some devoted royal guards for their services, a coup d'etat is put into effect. But what happens when they come looking for Yang Kwei Fei? Will Yang Kwei Fei and her ailing beloved survive this ordeal?

Magnificent is an apt description for this ostentatious, yet bittersweet Shaw Brothers spectacle, as it has won fans among audiences and critics alike. At the very first Golden Horse Awards in 1962, The Magnificent Concubine picked up several awards, including Honorable Mention for Dramatic Feature, Best Editing, and Best Sound Recording. And at the 15th Cannes Film Festival that same year, the film was awarded the Grand Prix de la Commission Superieure Technique du Cinema Francais!

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Product Title: The Magnificent Concubine (1962) (DVD) (Taiwan Version) 楊貴妃 (1962) (DVD) (台灣版) 杨贵妃 (1962) (DVD) (台湾版) 楊貴妃 (1962) (DVD) (台湾版) The Magnificent Concubine (1962) (DVD) (Taiwan Version)
Artist Name(s): Li Li Hua (Actor) | Li Hsiang Chun (Actor) | Yan Jun (Actor) | Chao Lei (Actor) | Ku Wen Tsung (Actor) | Yeung Chi Hing (Actor) 李麗華 (Actor) | 李香君 (Actor) | 嚴俊 (Actor) | 趙雷 (Actor) | 顧文宗 (Actor) | 楊志卿 (Actor) 李丽华 (Actor) | 李香君 (Actor) | 严俊 (Actor) | 赵雷 (Actor) | 顾文宗 (Actor) | 杨志卿 (Actor) 李麗華 (リー・リーホァ) (Actor) | Li Hsiang Chun (Actor) | Yan Jun (Actor) | Chao Lei (Actor) | Ku Wen Tsung (Actor) | Yeung Chi Hing (Actor) Li Li Hua (Actor) | Li Hsiang Chun (Actor) | Yan Jun (Actor) | Chao Lei (Actor) | Ku Wen Tsung (Actor) | Yeung Chi Hing (Actor)
Director: Li Han Hsiang 李翰祥 李翰祥 李翰祥(リー・ハンシャン) Li Han Hsiang
Release Date: 2014-12-31
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.77 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD-5, DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Duration: 73 (mins)
Publisher: Gull Multimedia International Co., Ltd.
Package Weight: 85 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1038026666

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導演:李翰祥

  享受著紙醉金迷的生活,經歷著宮中的明爭暗鬥,享受著玄宗的萬千寵幸,一躍成為貴妃娘娘。

  自古以來楊貴妃的美以其曲奇的命運為世人皆知,不管是她和唐玄宗之間的風流韻事,甚至是殉於馬嵬坡上的悲淒事跡,皆深植入人心。

  楊貴妃深得唐明皇寵愛,兄楊國忠憑妹顯貴,位居丞相,卻貪贓枉法,引起軍民共憤。楊貴妃恃寵生驕,為爭風吃醋怒摑梅妃,遭唐明皇驅逐出宮。惟明皇對楊貴妃日夕思念,終把她召回宮中,自此尋歡作樂,荒癈國事。節度使安祿山乘機造反,楊國忠隱瞞軍情,直至叛軍逼近京師,始得匆匆護駕西走。楊國忠逃難中仍克扣軍糧,大吃大喝,終引發兵變被殺。

  楊貴妃自知難逃一死,先侍候明皇入睡,再走到梨花樹下投繯自盡。

*獲第一屆台灣金馬獎優等劇情片最佳錄音、最佳剪輯
*第十五屆戛納電影節最佳室內彩色攝影獎
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)

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January 28, 2006

This customer review refers to The Magnificent Concubine (Hong Kong Version)
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Beautiful and Sensual Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
The Magnificent Concubine is a beautiful production with excellent photography. Actress Li Lihua is delightfully sensuous in her beauty. She is pampered, wilful but cares for her King enough to sacrifice herself. This is a short love story, originally planned as part of a 4-story movie, but presumably the idea was shelved. The great acting by Li Lihua holds this movie together.
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