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Roy Chiao (Actor) | Tien Peng (Actor) | Xu Feng | King Hu (Director)
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A Touch of Zen (DVD) (US Version)
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.5 out of 10 (2)
All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.2 out of 10 (4)

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Named one of the 100 best films of all-time by Time magazine, and one of the ten greatest Chinese-language films in history by the Hong Kong Film Awards, King Hu's 1971 masterpiece A Touch of Zen is the holy grail of wuxia pian. A huge influence on Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (and practically every martial arts movie ever made), Hu's three-hour epic weds glorious highwire-flying action sequences with insightful philosophy and a cinematic grace that remains unmatched to this day. Simultaneously profound and profoundly entertaining, A Touch of Zen is absolutely required viewing for any serious fan of wuxia.

Scholar Ku (Shih Jun) is approaching middle age, but has yet to find a wife. His prospects seemingly improve after a mysterious girl named Yang (Xu Feng) moves into the abandoned villa next door, but the fierce beauty wants nothing to do with the bookish Ku. When the scholar discovers Yang is the fugitive daughter of a wrongly executed noble being hunted by the authorities, he agrees to help Yang and her coconspirators elude capture and exact their revenge. With imperial forces closing in, Ku, Yang, and their band of rebels enter into a deadly fight that takes them on a journey throughout China and ends in the unlikeliest confrontation imaginable.

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Product Title: A Touch of Zen (DVD) (US Version) 俠女 (DVD) (美國版) 侠女 (DVD) (美国版) A Touch of Zen A Touch of Zen (DVD) (US Version)
Artist Name(s): Roy Chiao (Actor) | Tien Peng (Actor) | Xu Feng 喬宏 (Actor) | 田鵬 (Actor) | 許峰 乔宏 (Actor) | 田鹏 (Actor) | 许峰 ロイ・チャオ (Actor) | 田鵬(ティン・パン) (Actor) | Xu Feng Roy Chiao (Actor) | Tien Peng (Actor) | Xu Feng
Director: King Hu 胡金銓 胡金铨 胡金銓 (キン・フー) Hu Jin Quan
Release Date: 2003-11-11
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Duration: 180 (mins)
Publisher: Tai Seng Video (US)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1002849909

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* Screen Format : 2.35:1
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導演:胡金銓
Director: King Hu

  明朝忠士之女楊麗菁為逃避奸臣所害,棲身於古城及求救於學士顧及一群神秘而威武的和尚。胡金銓經典作品,第一部於法國康城影展參賽及得獎的中國電影。
  Ming Dynasty noblewoman Yang must escape from the evil eunuch Hsu. She seeks refuge at a decrepit town where she gets assistance from a naive scholar as a group of mysterious yet powerful monks. Winner of a special technical award at Cannes Film Festival for "Superior Technique", A Touch Of Zen is a milestone in martial arts cinema, filled with gorgeous sceneries, superb fights, and an unforgettable finale that ranks as one of the greatest in film history.

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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.5 out of 10 (2)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.2 out of 10 (4)

Phoenix Lin
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March 26, 2007

Now that's Woman Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
Whew, talk about strong stoicism. A Touch of Zen gives a clear picture of who is good, who is evil & when the Shaolin monks were not a force to be messed with. The story seems to feel long & drawn out so not much re-play value for me but fond memories. (watch for a very young Sammo Hung as the villians henchman) Once again I maintain that this one also doesn't come up to the standards or likeable characters of Come Drink With Me but hey it still fits in the romantic classic-classic swordplay.
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February 6, 2007

The classic touch Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
A touch of Zen is one of those classic movies that you must see if you a fan of a wuxia, because it sets a certain benchmark. This movie was made back in the days when you didn't have all the flashy wires and slick CGI, but this is what makes it one of the greats. The director made use of timing, music and atmosphere. The movie starts off slow, but slowly pulls you into the story and wanting more. Just as you thought it was all over, comes part two and which is just as gripping as the first half. This movie is a great wuxia epic and deserves more recognition. Sadly, it has only been shed some light as a footnote of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and House of Flying Daggers. But then again Sir Alec Guinness will always be famous for being in Star Wars. King Wu was one of the most talented directors of his generation and one with vision.
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Anonymous

January 8, 2003

This customer review refers to A Touch of Zen (Korean Version)
The best chinese classic !! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This is the film that inspired Lee Ang's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The bamboo fighting scene alone is worth it.

This is also the first Chinese film to win Cannes Award for Best Technique or something during the early 70s.

Just hope we get to see the other 6 o 7 classic films from this master director.
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zhang
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December 16, 2002

This customer review refers to A Touch of Zen (Korean Version)
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masterpiece Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
korean did a great job to transfer this king hu's masterpiece into DVD, japan also has a DVD version of 'a touch of zen', and the ultimate wu xiang king
hu's 1966 "dragon inn", wish yesasia can bring it to us in the near future.
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