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The Magnificent Concubine (DVD) (China Version) DVD Region All

Li Li Hua (Actor) | Li Hsiang Chun (Actor) | Yan Jun (Actor) | Li Han Hsiang (Director)
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The Magnificent Concubine (DVD) (China Version)
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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 (DVD) (China Version) 楊貴妃 (DVD) (中國版) 杨贵妃 (DVD) (中国版) 楊貴妃 (DVD) (中国版) The Magnificent Concubine (DVD) (China Version)
Artist Name(s): Li Li Hua (Actor) | Li Hsiang Chun (Actor) | Yan Jun (Actor) 李麗華 (Actor) | 李香君 (Actor) | 嚴俊 (Actor) 李丽华 (Actor) | 李香君 (Actor) | 严俊 (Actor) 李麗華 (リー・リーホァ) (Actor) | Li Hsiang Chun (Actor) | Yan Jun (Actor) Li Li Hua (Actor) | Li Hsiang Chun (Actor) | Yan Jun (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: 2014-06-13
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Duration: 72 (mins)
Publisher: Shenzhen Co.
Package Weight: 75 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1035880218

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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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