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Flowers of Shanghai (1998) (Blu-ray) (4K Restored Edition) (Taiwan Version) Blu-ray Region A

Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Actor) | Hou Hsiao Hsien (Director) | Carina Lau (Actor) | Michelle Reis
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (3)

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Set in the opulent "flower house" brothels of 19th-century Shanghai, Flowers of Shanghai requires great patience even by Hou Hsiao Hsien's standards of languid pacing, but the reward is equally great. The liaisons of the courtesans and callers fade in and out in a mesmerizing haze of long, luscious shots and luminous cinematography: Wang (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) lingers between longtime lover Crimson (Michiko Hada) and new interest Jasmin (Vicky Wei), Emerald (Michelle Reis) schemes to buy her freedom, Pearl (Carina Lau) tutors a willful young flower.
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Product Title: Flowers of Shanghai (1998) (Blu-ray) (4K Restored Edition) (Taiwan Version) 海上花 (1998) (Blu-ray) (4K數碼修復) (台灣版) 海上花 (1998) (Blu-ray) (4K数码修复) (台湾版) 海上花 (1998) (Blu-ray) (4K數碼修復) (台灣版) Flowers of Shanghai (1998) (Blu-ray) (4K Restored Edition) (Taiwan Version)
Artist Name(s): Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Actor) | Carina Lau (Actor) | Michelle Reis | Jack Kao (Actor) | Hata Michiko (Actor) | Zhu Tian Wen | Lee Ping Bin 梁 朝偉 (Actor) | 劉嘉玲 (Actor) | 李嘉欣 | 高捷 (Actor) | 羽田 美智子 (Actor) | 朱天文 | 李屏賓 梁 朝伟 (Actor) | 刘嘉玲 (Actor) | 李嘉欣 | 高捷 (Actor) | 羽田 美智子 (Actor) | 朱天文 | 李屏宾 梁朝偉 (トニー・レオン) (Actor) | 劉嘉玲 (カリーナ・ラウ)  (Actor) | 李嘉欣 (ミッシェル・リー) | 高捷(ジャック・カオ) (Actor) | 羽田美智子 (Actor) | 朱天文 | 李屏賓(リー・ピンビン) 양조위 (Actor) | Carina Lau (Actor) | Michelle Reis | Jack Kao (Actor) | Hata Michiko (Actor) | Zhu Tian Wen | Lee Ping Bin
Director: Hou Hsiao Hsien 侯 孝賢 侯孝贤 侯孝賢 (ホウ・シャオシェン) Hou Hsiao Hsien
Producer: Liao Qing Song 廖慶松 廖庆松 Liao Qing Song Liao Qing Song
Writer: Eileen Chang 張愛玲 张爱玲 Eileen Chang Eileen Chang
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2020-04-14
Language: Shanghainese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Taiwan
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Duration: 113 (mins)
Publisher: Welcome International Co., LTD (TW)
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1089215637

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侯孝賢作品 ‧張愛玲詮釋‧朱天文編劇‧廖慶松監製‧李屏賓攝影‧杜篤之錄音

主演:梁朝偉‧劉嘉玲‧李嘉欣‧高捷‧羽田美智子

1998亞太影展最佳導演與藝術指導
1998坎城影展競賽片
1998金馬獎最佳美術設計
2011 影史百大華語電影

海上花這部作品是侯孝賢導演與黃金班底廖慶松監製、李屏賓攝影、杜篤之錄音共同打磨而成。侯導精準抓出十九世紀末上海紙醉金迷的眾生相。

本片修復是一件跨國的大工程,由義大利波隆納修復中心負責修復,與日本松竹合作,攝影師李屏賓也親自看光校正,還原影片風華與精神。

「海上花」這部電影是描述十九世紀末,上海妓院裡煙花女的時代劇,由梁朝偉、李嘉欣、劉嘉玲,以及羽田美智子所攜手主演,全劇在攝影、美術、燈光等視覺營造下所呈現的精緻美學,將戲劇的唯美絢爛帶領至最高境界。

電影改編至韓子雲(清)以蘇州話寫成的「海上花列傳」,70年代張愛玲譯成國語版,相隔原著付梓百年後的90年末,朱天文將之改編成電影劇本,由國際名導侯孝賢執導拍成電影。

清末,上海英租界高級妓院「長三書院」,久經風霜的紅倌人各自心有盤算:沈小紅思忖著和恩客王蓮生維持長久關係,卻一時進退失據,白忙一場;黃翠鳳工於心計、勢利精明,在巧妙的應對進退之間,佔盡上風,一手掌握最有錢的恩客為她贖身;周雙珠世故練達,早已看透歡場虛華,雲淡風清,無所欲求。十里洋場酒綠燈紅,彈指煙茶間青樓男女各顯本領,權勢、美貌機關算盡,竟也不免落得一場空歡喜。

改編自韓邦慶吳語小說《海上花列傳》,侯孝賢首度挑戰清裝題材,精緻優雅的場景設計和光影佈局,重現一世紀前上海妓院墮落浮華的迷醉氛圍。一場一鏡、從容徐緩的場面調度,淡入淡出的極簡風格,將你爭我奪的男女角力化為不動聲色的伏流暗湧,盡顯洗練筆觸。
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (3)

Anonymous

May 23, 2003

This customer review refers to FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI
beautiful Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Slow paced, and often very dimly lited with candles or lamps, Flowers is a personal and interesting film about the lives of flower girls and their patrons. With no close ups, one can hardly have the chance to feel for the characters. In fact, Tony Leung's character is probably the only one you can actually feel pathos for, because you are able to see two instances where the camera allows him to display his emotions clearly. One when he breaks the items in Crimson's room in anger and the second when he is about to leave Shanghai and when questioned about Crimson by her ex-maid, you can practically see him close to tears as his opium is being prepared. Artistic and with intricate costumes, this is a film you got to sit and watch at least twice to fully understand and appreciate.
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November 6, 2001

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The story ties together very well Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
Though I need subtitle to understand part of the conversation, it has not discouraged me from watching the movie. I think it is a good movie and worth your time to watch. If you have time, take a look. =)
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August 21, 2001

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Slow Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5 out of 10
It is typical of Hou's speed. This one is much slower that othersr. The lanaguage (Shaihainese) is very difficult to follow as one has to consitantly refer to subtitles for accuracy and tracking the story lines which are. again, slow and unclear to say the least. No one is going to dispute Hou's artistical level in moving making. However, givethe audiance a break, please, let's try to understand what is going on in the dark rooms on the screen.
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