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A Touch of Green (2015) (DVD) (Ep.1-31) (End) (Deluxe Edition) (PTS TV Drama) (Taiwan Version) DVD Region 3

Tien Hsin (Actor) | Cheryl Yang (Actor) | Leroy Yang (Actor) | Chris Wu Kang Jen (Actor)
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Based on a Pai Hsien Yung novella and helmed by Crystal Boys and Love's Lone Flower director Tsao Jui Yuan, PTS's ambitious period drama A Touch of Green follows the lives of air force pilots and their families during the Republic of China's most tumultuous years. Starring Leroy Young, Cheryl Yang, Lin Bo Yan, Tien Hsien, Lan Jun Tian, Chris Wu and Cindy Lien, the series spanning from 1945 to 1971 chronicles the life-changing experiences of a generation of Taiwan people during important historical periods including the Sino-Japanese War, Chinese Civil War, the postwar era and the White Terror era.

Cheryl Yang, Tien Hsin and Cindy Lien play three very different women who marry air force officers and find their lives forever changed. After enjoying a brief period of relative peace after the end of WWII, civil war soon breaks out between the Nationalists and the Communists, and the women must send their husbands off to the frontline once again, but this time there is no victory in sight. Through the darkest days of war and the escape from Nanjing to Taiwan, they experience the pain of loss and displacement, but find ways to carry on and support each other through tough times.

This edition comes with postcard set and music videos.

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Product Title: A Touch of Green (2015) (DVD) (Ep.1-31) (End) (Deluxe Edition) (PTS TV Drama) (Taiwan Version) 一把青 (2015) (DVD) (1-31集) (完) (豪華典藏版) (公視劇集) (台灣版) 一把青 (2015) (DVD) (1-31集) (完) (豪华典藏版) (公视剧集) (台湾版) 一把青 (2015) (DVD) (1-31集) (完) (豪華典藏版) (公視劇集) (台湾版) A Touch of Green (2015) (DVD) (Ep.1-31) (End) (Deluxe Edition) (PTS TV Drama) (Taiwan Version)
Artist Name(s): Tien Hsin (Actor) | Cheryl Yang (Actor) | Leroy Yang (Actor) | Chris Wu Kang Jen (Actor) | Cindy Lien (Actor) | Fan Guang Yao (Actor) | Gabriel Lan (Actor) | Hans Chung (Actor) | Jenny Wen (Actor) | Ban Tie Xiang (Actor) | Wang Jian Min (Actor) | Ding Chiang (Actor) | Lin Hong Xiang (Actor) | Deng An Zhu (Actor) | Huang Jian Wei (Actor) | Wang Tao Nan (Actor) | Kao Ying Hsuan (Actor) | Bo Yan (Actor) | Kim Cassidy (Actor) | Shi Ming Shuai (Actor) | Li Shao Jie (Actor) | Toby Lee | Deng Jiu Yun (Actor) | Li Guo Chao (Actor) | Huang Shang Ho (Actor) | Cai Li Yun (Actor) | Zhuang Xin Yu (Actor) 天心 (Actor) | 楊謹華 (Actor) | 楊一展 (Actor) | 吳 慷仁 (Actor) | 連 俞涵 (Actor) | 樊光耀 (Actor) | 藍鈞天 (Actor) | 鍾承翰 (Actor) | 溫貞菱 (Actor) | 班 鐵翔 (Actor) | 汪建民 (Actor) | 丁強 (Actor) | 林鴻翔 (Actor) | 鄧安寧 (Actor) | 黃 健瑋 (Actor) | 王道南 (Actor) | 高 英軒 (Actor) | 博焱 (Actor) | 歐陽姍 (Actor) | 施名帥 (Actor) | 李劭婕 (Actor) | 李程彬 | 鄧九雲 (Actor) | 李 國超 (Actor) | 黃 尚禾 (Actor) | 蔡 力允 (Actor) | 莊 心瑜 (Actor) 天心 (Actor) | 杨谨华 (Actor) | 杨一展 (Actor) | 吴 慷仁 (Actor) | 连 俞涵 (Actor) | 樊光耀 (Actor) | 蓝钧天 (Actor) | 锺承翰 (Actor) | 温贞菱 (Actor) | 班 铁翔 (Actor) | 汪建民 (Actor) | 丁强 (Actor) | 林鸿翔 (Actor) | 邓安宁 (Actor) | 黄 健玮 (Actor) | 王道南 (Actor) | 高 英轩 (Actor) | 博焱 (Actor) | 欧阳姗 (Actor) | 施名帅 (Actor) | 李劭婕 (Actor) | 李程彬 | 邓九云 (Actor) | 李 国超 (Actor) | 黄 尚禾 (Actor) | 蔡 力允 (Actor) | 庄 心瑜 (Actor) 天心(ティエンシン) (Actor) | 楊謹華 (シェリル・ヤン) (Actor) | Leroy Yang (Actor) | 呉慷仁(ウー・カンレン) (Actor) | リエン・ユーハン (Actor) | Fan Guang Yao (Actor) | ギャビー・ラン (Actor) | Hans Chung (Actor) | Jenny Wen (Actor) | Ban Tie Xiang (Actor) | Wang Jian Min (Actor) | Ding Chiang (Actor) | Lin Hong Xiang (Actor) | Deng An Zhu (Actor) | Huang Jian Wei (Actor) | Wang Tao Nan (Actor) | Kao Ying Hsuan (Actor) | Bo Yan (Actor) | Kim Cassidy (Actor) | Shi Ming Shuai (Actor) | Li Shao Jie (Actor) | Toby Lee | Deng Jiu Yun (Actor) | Li Guo Chao (Actor) | Huang Shang Ho (Actor) | Cai Li Yun (Actor) | Zhuang Xin Yu (Actor) Tien Hsin (Actor) | Cheryl Yang (Actor) | Leroy Yang (Actor) | Chris Wu Kang Jen (Actor) | Cindy Lien (Actor) | Fan Guang Yao (Actor) | Gabriel Lan (Actor) | Hans Chung (Actor) | Jenny Wen (Actor) | Ban Tie Xiang (Actor) | Wang Jian Min (Actor) | Ding Chiang (Actor) | Lin Hong Xiang (Actor) | Deng An Zhu (Actor) | Huang Jian Wei (Actor) | Wang Tao Nan (Actor) | Kao Ying Hsuan (Actor) | Bo Yan (Actor) | Kim Cassidy (Actor) | Shi Ming Shuai (Actor) | Li Shao Jie (Actor) | Toby Lee | Deng Jiu Yun (Actor) | Li Guo Chao (Actor) | Huang Shang Ho (Actor) | Cai Li Yun (Actor) | Zhuang Xin Yu (Actor)
Director: Tsao Jui Yuan 曹瑞原 曹瑞原 Tsao Jui Yuan Tsao Jui Yuan
Writer: Huang Shi Ming 黃 世鳴 黄 世鸣 Huang Shi Ming Huang Shi Ming
Release Date: 2016-05-13
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Taiwan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 1,645 (mins)
Publisher: Taiwan Public Television Service
Other Information: 8DVD (Ep.1-31)
Package Weight: 930 (g)
Shipment Unit: 5 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1049826897

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原創:改編自 白先勇 短篇經典小說作品
編劇:黃世鳴
導演:曹瑞原
演員:天心、楊謹華、連俞涵、楊一展、吳慷仁、鍾承翰、藍鈞天、班鐵翔、樊光耀、溫貞菱

✤首批限量加贈劇照明信片套組與精美摺頁
✤特別收錄片頭片尾曲完整版MV
 片頭曲:看淡(演唱:Hebe田馥甄)
 片尾曲:天上的男人 地上的女人(演唱:林宥嘉)
✤方序中金獎原創視覺設計


「一把青」是白先勇「台北人」短篇集中的其中一個作品,描寫二次大戰後,國共內戰時期,空軍軍官郭軫與朱青的淒美愛情故事。導演曹瑞原將原著改編成31集的電視劇,主要演員有楊謹華、藍鈞天、天心、吳慷仁、連俞涵等。本劇主要透過3個女人的故事,訴說空軍飛行員的淒美愛情與短暫絢爛的生命歷程,反映大時代下的人性故事。

野馬機513飛過南京上空,郭軫看著雲上夕陽,過往畫面映入腦海…隊友被日機擊中,求他幫忙解脫,他忍淚將子彈射向隊友,而後衝向敵機,欲同歸於 盡……回到現實,他深吸口氣,俯衝了下去,放棄生命似。女孩們驚慌逃離。祇一個,在操場上,白衫藍裙,澈著大眼睛迎著…郭軫心理忽得平靜了,漂泊的靈魂, 有了屬於自己的座標…

郭軫朱青婚後未幾,國共和談破裂、內戰爆發,十一大隊野馬機群從村裡掠去,對女人們搖了搖機翼後遠走。
十一大隊在地獄裡飛進飛出,而眷村女人們則也跟著大十一隊,看見了地獄的模樣…
男人們的戰爭結束了,女人們的才開始。

雖曾相互背叛、傷害,但依然守著對方臉上淡去的紅妝及滄桑…血灑藍天的男人看不到為之奮戰的王朝,城邑傾滅後的殘垣,女人才能得見,才是見證…
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Awards

This film has won 5 award(s) and received 5 award nomination(s).
  • Golden Bell Awards 2016
    • Best Leading Actress in a Television Series Nomination, Cheryl Yang, Cindy Lien
    • Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series Nomination, Tien Hsin
    • Best Directing for a Television Series Winner, Tsao Jui Yuan
    • Best Television Series Winner
    • Best Leading Actor in a Television Series Winner, Chris Wu Kang Jen
    • Best Writing for a Television Series Nomination
    • Best Lighting Winner
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    • Best Sound Nomination
    • Best Film Editing Nomination
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September 29, 2016

A Taiwan television masterpiece
In 2003, Crystal Boys, in 2005, Love's Lone Flower and in 2015, A Touch of Green. Though A Touch of Green is really only Tsao Jui Yuan's third Kenneth Pai adaptation in a career spanning over two decades, somehow it feels like the director has built his entire career on adapting Pai's works, because no one does it as well as he does. A Touch of Green is Tsao's most ambitious in scope, fleshing out a short story into a 31-episode series spanning two wars and both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

Like Tsao's previous adaptations, A Touch of Green departs from and adds to the source material, very significantly in this case, to record the turbulent lives of a group of Nationalist air force pilots and their families from 1945 to 1971. Tsao and screenwriter Huang Shi Min do an amazing job enriching and adapting Pai's story and characters such that it feels true to the original while also taking on a completely new life of its own.

Pai's original short story Yi Ba Qing is part of the pioneering writer's seminal Taipei People collection. In the story, a Nationalist army pilot's wife recalls her encounters with Zhu Qing, a young, fresh-faced girl who marries her husband's student. Years later, after the narrator has moved to Taipei, she comes across Zhu Qing again and finds that the shy girl of yesteryear has become a flirty, sashaying singer who boldly works the crowd and strings men along. The untold years in between had forever changed this woman. This is all Pai's story provides, a before-and-after picture relayed calmly by an aged widow.

In A Touch of Green, the narrator of the story is Mo Ting, a pilot's daughter who as a young girl lives through the tragedy and upheaval of war and witnesses the toll inflicted on her parents' generation. Mo Ting's mother is Xiao Zhou (Tien Hsien), a name mentioned only in passing in Pai's story but fleshed out in the drama into one of the main characters. Per the air force's tradition of taking care of widows, the feisty and straight-spoken Xiao Zhou remarries reticent, steady-eddy deputy captain Shao (Gabrielle Lan), who holds himself responsible for the death of Zhou's first husband. Qian Yi (Cheryl Yang), the original narrator in Pai's short story, is the matron of the military dependents' village. While her husband, captain Wei Cheng (Leroy Young), leads the Eleventh Brigade in aerial combat, Qian Yi steers the ship at home as the firm voice of reason and leadership for anxious air force wives, and the bearer of bad news when pilots don't safely return.

The story begins in 1945 at the end of WWII when the long-awaited days of peace and reunion have supposedly finally arrived for the surviving pilots and their families. Lieutenant Guo Zhen (Chris Wu) returns to the village a broken man as the only survivor of his unit. His inner demons are calmed when he meets Zhu Qing (Cindy Lien), a student of a nearby women's college who becomes Mo Ting's tutor. The proud and stubborn Zhu Qing and the rash and charismatic Guo Zhen push and pull over a relationship that shouldn't be and yet is meant to be. Against the odds, they dream of a future together outside of the air force, but with the outbreak of the Chinese Civil War, the pilots are sent back into combat, this time to fight a war with no honor and no hope.

The three different main couples each carry stories of profound love, loss and sacrifices against two decades of unforgiving turmoil. At times heroic, at times gripped with anger and fear, and always haunted by the cries of fallen comrades, the men take to the skies in deadly missions while looking to loved ones below as their beacons. The women on ground carry no less a burden as they bravely forge a sense of normalcy while waiting for their husbands and dreading the worst. The focus of A Touch of Green is more on the women, unsung by history, and how they support each other and their husbands through the years.

Needless to say, history is cruel to the bearers of this war-torn generation, and audiences should be prepared to have their hearts put through the wringer. The first two-thirds of A Touch of Green is set in Mainland China from 1945 to 1949, during which the short interim of peace gives way to the dark days of war. The drama's portrayal of the Chinese Civil War is remarkably balanced. Though told from the Nationalist side, the drama doesn't demonize the enemy; rather, it baldly portrays the horrors of war for the ordinary people and powerless foot soldiers caught in the fray.

The final third shifts to Taiwan where the Nationalists retreat and resettle after losing the war, though home for Mo Ting is still a military dependents' village. As devastating as war is, A Touch of Green reserves its most emotionally trying developments for after the time jump when the protagonists have been indelibly transformed by the scars of war. Like in Pai's short story, we meet Zhu Qing again years later after she's willfully turned herself into a different person. War trauma and the shameful burden of survival turn Wei Cheng and Qian Yi into shadows of their former selves. The air force village is also not spared from the witch hunting of the White Terror and the combat casualties of the Cold War years. A Touch of Green's depiction of the fear, distrust and propaganda of the White Terror period is especially disquieting and poignant. The latter years, however, are also slightly dragged down by overwritten melodramatic elements, as well as some terrible performances by Western actors as U.S. soldiers.

Though the tragedy can get numbing after a while, the protagonists' conflicts, anguish and fates never come across contrived because the drama does such a wonderful job of rendering the time, place and circumstances driving their lives. The strong characterizations also elicit strong performances from the cast, in particular Tien Hsin and Chris Wu. A Touch of Green's story may be fictional, but it feels reflective of a generation's real scars and struggles. The decision to use Mo Ting as a narrator holds especial significance at the end as her subtle coming-of-age storyline provides gentle closure to the decades of love, loss and turmoil.

One would be hard-pressed to name another recent Taiwan drama as emotionally compelling and magnificently realized as A Touch of Green. Like Crystal Boys, A Touch of Green will be remembered as a classic masterpiece of Taiwan television.

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