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Movies (fiction) by Region: China and East Asia

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

China and East Asia DVDs

2046 c2006

Kar-wai Wong, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Li Gong, Takuya Kimura, Ziyi Zhang, Fei Wang, Manyu Zhang, Jialing Liu, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Chun guang ying hua (Firm), Paradis film (Firm), Orly Films, Classic SRL (Firm), Shanghai dian ying ji tuan gong si, Jet Tone Production Company, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

He was a writer. He thought he wrote about the future but it really was the past. In his novel, a mysterious train left for 2046 every once in a while. Everyone who went there had the same intention ... to recapture their lost memories. 1 videodisc (128 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2655

 

The 36th chamber of Shaolin c2007

A young man learns martial arts and how to use his body as well as other weapons to seek revenge on the group that killed his masters. 1 videodisc (117 min.)

MEDIA 10-5614

 

Absurd brave 2007, 1969

Fusian, LLC and Inspired Distribution

The arrest and execution of the head of the outlawed Five Flowers sect leaves his four offspring thirsty for revenge! But none is more bloodthirsty then his eldest daughter, who leads her siblings on a murderous trail, [martial arts genre]. 1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.)

MEDIA 10-1431

 

Changhwa Hongnyon 2005

Chi-un Kim, Yong Kim, Su-jong Im, Chong-a Yom, Kap-su Kim, Kun-yong Mun, Masulpiri (Firm), Yonghwasa Pom, and Tartan Video (Firm)

"Something strange is happening when Su-mi and her younger sister, Su-yeon, come home to their father's large but dark and somewhat foreboding house after a stay in the hospital. Their dad is taciturn and burdened, and their stepmother, Eun-joo, greets them with forced enthusiasm and more than a little sense of irritation. But that's nothing compared to what happens when bedtime rolls around."--Container. 1 videodisc (115 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3158

 

Chinese Film Classics:  Empress Wu Zetian and Dream of the red chamber / Hong lou meng c2007: 1939, 1944

Peilin Fang, Wancang Bu, Hong Bai, Lanjun Gu, Zhizhi Zhang, Xuan Zhou, Meiyun Yuan, and Cinema Epoch (Firm)

Empress Wu Zetian: Empress Wu rose to power after the decline of the Tang Dynasty and ruled when women were still bound by tradition. Dream of the red chamber: One of the earliest filmed versions of the great Chinese novel. A prominent family loses its good fortune when one of the sons loses the jade chip that was embedded in his mouth. Their luck returns when the chip is found, but eventually he brings disgrace to the family when he marries against his father's will. 1 videodisc (ca. 220 min)

MEDIA 10-1442

 

Chongqing sen lin Chungking express 200-?

Kar-wai Wong, Quentin Tarantino, Qingxia Lin, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Fei Wang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Rolling Thunder Pictures, Jet Tone Production Company, and Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)

Two interwined romantic tales take place inside the Ch`ung-ch`ing high-rise shopping center in downtown Hong Kong: A policeman falls in love with a snack bar waitress while a house detective gets involved with a female drug dealer. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-563

 

Crouching tiger, hidden dragon 2001

Ang Lee, Bill Kong, Ligong Xu, Huiling Wang, James Schamus, Guorong Cai, Yun-fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Dun Tan, Dulu Wang, Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and Good Machine International

Set in 19th-century China, two master warriors are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocratic woman prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face-to-face with their worst enemy, and the enduring power of love. 1 videodisc (120 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3248

 

Da hong deng long gao gao gua c2007

Yimou Zhang, Fusheng Qiu, Wenze Zhang, Xiaoxian Hou, Li Gong, Saifei He, Jingwu Ma, Cuifeng Cao, Tong Su, Nian dai guo ji (Xianggang) you xian gong si, Zhongguo dian ying he zuo zhi pian gong si , Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

In 1920s China, women had few options. Following the death of her father, Songlian, a beautiful nineteen-year-old college student agrees to marry a wealthy nobleman. She is to be wife number four at his estate where daily life revolves around an ancient family custom: the master raises a red lantern outside the house of the wife with whom he desires to spend the night. On the surface there is harmony between the wives, but trapped inside their gilded cages with nothing to do but compete for their husband's favor, the four 'sisters' are drawn into a web of petty rivalries that escalate. 1 videodisc (125 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2790

 

Dam street c2005

Yi Liu, Xingrao Huang, Kechun Li, Yizhu Wang, Fang Li, Li Yu, Lao lei ying ye, and First-Run Features (Firm)

In a small county of Sichuan in the early 1980s, a sixteen year old girl, Xiaoyun, gets pregnant.  She faces the pressure from both society and her family.  Ten years later, she happens to meet a ten year old boy.   Her life and the boy's life are turned upside down. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-2152

 

Dharmaga Tongjoguro Kan Kkadalgun Why has Bodhi-Dharma left for the East? 1999

Yong-kyun Bae, Pan-yong Yi, Won-sop Sin, Hae-jin Huang, Ko su myuong, and Hae-Young Kim

In a remote monastery an old master and his two disciples study Buddhist teachings. As the master faces death, he must lead his disciples away from their past ties to the outside world and toward enlightenment. 1 videodisc (137 min.)

MEDIA 10-120

 

A fei cheng chuan Days of being wild 2004

Rover Tang, Kar-wai Wong, Leslie Cheung, Dehua Liu, Manyu Zhang, Jialing Liu, Xueyou Zhang, Xueyou Zhang, Media Asia Distribution Ltd, In-Gear Film Productions Co, and Kino International Corporation

Interweaving love-hate relationships and passion, tells the story of six young people living in the 1960s in Hong Kong and their individual quests for intimate connections. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-564

 

Feng huang qin Country teachers 2003, 1994

He Qun, Baotian Li, Xue Ju, Zongdi Xiu, Xueqi Wang, Tianjin dian ying zhi pian chang, Xiao xiang dian ying zhi pian chang, China Century Entertainment (Firm), and Knight Mediacom International (Firm)

In this riveting film, against all odds a devoted young woman struggles for the future of her students. She learns of the power of love, of the kindness of country folk, and the power of education. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-894

 

God of killers 2000

John Matarazzo and Yun-fat Chow

Wu Viet, a Vietnamese refugee trying to reach Hong Kong, discovers that his fellow refugees are mysteriously disappearing from the camp. He escapes to the Philippines with Shun Ching, a Vietnamese girl, only to encounter more trouble. The girl is kidnapped and Chow is forced to work for a vicious and morally bankrupt gangland boss. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-153

 

Happy together Cheun gwong tsa sit c1998

Kar-wai Wong, Block 2 Pictures Inc, Prenom H. Company, Seowoo Film Company, and Jet Tone Production Company

Yiu Fai and Po Wing left Hong Kong for a great waterfall in South America, but in the end are stuck on the streets of Buenos Aires. Yiu Fai's life takes on a new spin, while Po Wing's life shatters continually in contrast. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-250

 

Hua yang nian hua/In the mood for love c2002

Kar-wai Wong, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, and Manyu Zhang

The story of two lonely people who discover in each other the intimacy they have lost in their marriages. 2 videodiscs (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-202

 

Huang Feihong/Once upon a time in China 2000

Hark Tsui, Jet Li, Biao Yuan, and Rosamond Kwan

The story of young Huang Fei-Hung, the legendary Cantonese martial arts master and folk hero, at the turn of the century. 1 videodisc (134 min.)

MEDIA 10-150

 

Intimate confessions of a Chinese courtesan 2008, 1972

Kang-Chien Chiu, Runme Shaw, Yuan Chu, Lily Ho, Hua Yue, Di Bei, Tian ying yu le you xian gong si, Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Limited, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

Sweet young Ai Nu is abducted and sold off to the popular Four Seasons brothel run by a lusty madam, who entrusts the newcomer with martial arts secrets like "Ghost Hands," which allows a fighter to plunge into an opponent's chest. Soon murder erupts within the brothel, and a policeman must race against time to prevent a vicious revenge plot from reaching its blood-spattered conclusion. 1 videodisc (87 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2259

 

Jiang cheng xia ri = Voiture de luxe  2009

Chao Wang, Yuan Tian, Youcai Wu, Yiqing Li, He Huang, Beijing bai bu ting wen hua chuan bo you xian gong si, Rosem Films (Firm), and First-Run Features (Firm)

A schoolteacher tries to fulfill his dying wife's wish of seeing her missing son and instead finds his daughter and her boyfriend, who might have ties to his son's disappearance. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-2149

 

A`kasia acacia  2005

Ki-hyong Pak, Hye-jin Sim, Chin-gun Kim, U-bin Mun, Sut`amaeksu (Firm), and Tartan Video (Firm)

An infertile couple adopt a young orphan who becomes strangely attached to a tree in their backyard; when the mother unexpectedly becomes pregnant, the young boy disappears and mysterious events begin to occur in connection with the unusual tree. 1 videodisc (102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3155

 

The last emperor 1998

Bernardo Bertolucci,  Jeremy Thomas, Mark Peploe, John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, and Ruocheng Ying

The true story of Pu Yi, who, at the age of 3, toddled to the Imperial Dragon Throne to become "Lord of 10,000 Years," China's last emperor. 1 videodisc (218 min.)

MEDIA 10-75

 

Lee Chang-dong collection:   Oasis;  Peppermint candy; Green fish 2003

Ch ang-dong Yi, Ky ong-gu S?ol, So-ri Mun, S ok-kyu Han, Hye-jin Sim, Is?ut??u P?ill?um, and S?up?ekt??ur?om Dib?uidi chu

4 videodiscs

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 10-1301 v.1 10-1301 v.2 10-1301 v.3 10-1301 v.4

 

Liu lian piao piao Durian durian 2001

Guo Chen, Zhimin Sheng, Weiqiang Chen, Ziming Yang, Hailu Qin, Huifen Mai, Nicetop Independent Ltd, Golden Network Limited, and Liaoning wen hua yi shu yin xiang chu ban she

A Chinese girl wandering between Hong Kong and Dongbei. 2 videodiscs (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-428

 

Madæ Mother  2010

A mother desperately tries to overturn her son's murder conviction, find the killer who set him up, and have him released from prison. 1 videodisc (129 min.)

MEDIA 10-4993

 

Mang jing 2004

"Two homicidal grifters perversely turn the tables on a corrupt system of unregulated mines and negligent owners by befriending fellow miners, murdering them in staged 'accidents', and then passing their victims off as relatives in order to pocket their employer's hush money" -- Container. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-376 10-4930

 

Mang jing Blind shaft 2003

Yang Li, Qiang Li, Shuangbao Wang, Baoqiang Wang, Jing An, Ocean Film, Film Library (Firm), Li Yang, Sheng tang dian ying zhi zuo you you xian gong si, and Kino International Films

Two wandering con men travel from mine to mine, befriending single men and then killing them so that it looks like an accident. They then go after the mine management for hush money.  1 videodisc (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-376

 

M©£i   u       xanh L'odeur de la papaye verte c2011

Little things mean a lot to ten-year-old Mui, who is trained to be a house servant in Vietnam during the '50s. As she grows up in pre-war Saigon, she finds quiet love with a family friend. As she discovers the world around her, Mui marvels at every sight, sound, and scent she experiences while going about her workday life. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-4957

 

Na shan na ren na gou Postmen in the mountains c2003

Jianqi Huo, Rujun Teng, Ye Liu, Jianmin Kang, Sanping Han, Jianming Peng, China Century Entertainment (Firm), Knight Mediacom International (Firm), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

In southern China, a rural postman shows his son, the new postman, the mail route to small mountain villages. 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)

MEDIA 10-592

 

Nan ren si shi = July Rhapsody 2001?

Anhua Xu, Dongsheng Er, Xueyou Zhang, Yanfang Mei, and Jiaxin Lin

Lam Yiu-Kwok is a high school teacher, having a perfect family. Good times don't last long, when a a student, Choi-nam, falls in love with him. For dealing with a realationship with Mr. Seng, a beloved teacher of the couple, his wife Man-ching requests a leave for a month. A midlife crisis mixing with pressure sends him into an emotional tailspin. Everything seems to lead him towards Choi-nam, the forbidden fruit. Will history repeat itself? 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-194

 

Pakchwi c2009

Ch an-uk Pak, So-gyong Chong, Su-hyon An, Kang-ho Song, Ok-pin Kim, Hae-suk Kim, Ha-gyun Shin, Chong-hun Chong, Yong-uk Cho, Émile Zola, CJ Ent'ot'einmont'u (Firm), Focus Features International (Firm), Moho P'illum, and Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

Sang-hyun is a priest working for a hospital. He selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a miraculous recovery after receiving an accidental transfusion of vampire blood. He quickly realizes his sole reason for living involves taking the pleasures of the flesh. He struggles to control his insatiable thirst for blood until a love affair unleashes his darkest desires in deadly new ways. 1 videodisc (134 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2470

 

Platform Zhan tai c2002

Jieming Li, Shozo Ichiyama, Zhangke Jia, Hongwei Wang, Tao Zhao, Jingdong Liang, Tianyi Yang, Hu Tong Communication, T-Mark Inc, Artcam International, and Artificial Eye (Firm)

Follows the lives of four friends over a turbulent 10 year period of Chinese history, from 1979 to 1989. In the small town of Fenyang, in the remote western province of Shanxi, the teenage members of a state theatre troupe stage propaganda plays in praise of Mao. But as the country opens up to the free market and implements wide-ranging reform, their lives are irrevocably changed as the world around them is transformed by the music, fashions and other cultural influences of the West. 1 videodisc (150 min.)

MEDIA 10-397

 

Potomok Chingis-Khana Storm over Asia 1997

Vsevolod Illarionovich Pudovkin, Osip Maksimovich Brik, Valeri Inkishinov, Aleksandr Chistiakov, A Dedintsev, Timothy Brock, Ivan Mikhailovich Novokshonov, Mezhrabpom-fil m, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

Revolutionary drama centered on a young Mongol thought to be descended from Genghis Khan whom imperialists seek to use to further their expansionist interests. After a series of misadventures the young man rebels and leads his people against their oppressors. 1 videodisc (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-385

 

Qian li zou dan qi 2007

Takada is an aging Japanese fisherman who has been estranged from his son for many years. When the son is diagnosed with terminal cancer his daughter-in-law, Rie, summons him to the hospital. When his son refuses to see him, Rie gives him a videotape about the work his son was doing on a documentary film in a remote region of China's Yunnan province. Still troubled by the relationship, Takada decides to go to China and complete his son's work in part to develop an understanding of his son, and in part to do something for him. Once in China a series of obstacles and relationships bring him unexpectedly closer to both an understanding of himself and of his son. 1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.)

MEDIA 10-5648

 

Ruan Lingyu Centre stage 1993

Stanley Kwan, Willie Chan, Siu-Ming Tsui, Yau Dai An-ping, Manyu Zhang, and Tony Leung

Biopic based on the life of the Chinese silent movie actress Ruan Ling-yu, who commited suicide before she was twenty-five. Maggie Cheung won the Best Actress award at the Berlin Film Festival for her portrayal of the troubled movie star. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-155

 

Sanxia hao ren Still life 2008

Still life: "In Still life, great changes have come to the town of Fengjie due to the construction of the Three Gorges hydro project on the Yangtze River. Countless families that had lived there for many generations have had to relocate to other cities. Fengjie's old town, which has a 2000-year history, has been torn down and submerged forever."--Container. Dong: "Jia Zhangke's first documentary film capturing painter Liu Xiaodong's creation of Hot bed no. 1 and no. 2, a series oil paintings using as models eleven local construction workers in Fengjie, Sichuan, China and eleven tropical women in Bangkok, Thailand.". 1 videodisc (108 min.)

MEDIA 10-4932

 

Sha lou / The sandglass 200-?

Min-su Ch?oe, Hy on-j ong Ko, Sang-w on Pak, and SBS P??urod?oksy?on (Korea)

This drama centers around three young individulas from striking different family backgraounds.  It interwines their ordeals through political upheavals, including the 1980 pro-democracy uprising in Kwangju. 10 videodiscs

MEDIA 10-1391

 

Shen nü/The Goddess c2003, 1934

Mingyou Luo, Yonggang Wu, Lingyu Ruan, Geng Li, Zhizhi Zhang, Jian Tian, Kevin Purrone, Richard J Meyer, Lian hua ying ye qong si, and Shanghai di yi zhi pian chang she zhi

A young woman can only support and educate her son by working as a prostitute in 1930s Shanghai. One of the rare films of famed Chinese star Ruan Lingyu. 1 videodisc (ca. 74 min.)

MEDIA 10-430

 

Sheng si jie Stolen life 2007

Xiaoping Gao, Shaohong Li, Xun Zhou, Jun Wu, Dun An, Global Film Initiative, First-Run Features (Firm), China Television Media, Ltd, and Beijing Rosat Films & TV Production Co., Ltd

Yan'ni starts college, but once there she immediately falls in love with Muyu. Muyu begins an intricate deception that will take Yan'ni's child and the belief in any future she has. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-1741

 

Shijie The world 2006

On the outskirts of Beijing is an amusement park called The World. The staff, most who have come to work from rural areas, may be happy around the guests, but it's a different story behind the scenes. The park is seen through the eyes of the staff, along with the romances, dreams, and loneliness. 1 videodisc (ca. 139 min.)

MEDIA 10-4931

 

Shuang zhuo The twin bracelets c2005, 1991

Two young girls, Hui and Hsiu, are very good friends and they take each other as sisters.  Hsiu, the elder sister, later got married while Hui is married off to a rough rich man.  When Hui learns that her elder sister is happily married and pregnant, she becomes disillusioned and commits suicide. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-4471

 

Springtime in a small town 2004

Zhuangzhuang Tian, Xiaowan Li, Yatming Tang, Bill Kong, Jingfan Hu, Jun Wu, Baiqing, Palm Pictures, Fortissimo Films, Beijing dian ying zhi pian chang, China Film Group Corporation (Firm), and Beijing Rosat Film-TV Production Co

In South China, it's the spring of 1946, less than a year since the defeated Japanese withdrew from China. A young woman languishes on the bomb-damaged walls of the small town. The sound of a distant train whistle triggers thoughts of escape. 1 videodisc (112 min.)

MEDIA 10-548

 

Suzhou he Suzhou river c2001

Ye Lou, Philippe Bobber, Xun Zhou, Hongsheng Jia, Zhongkai Hua, Yao Anlian, Dream Factory Films, Inc, Strand Releasing (Firm), and Essential Film (Firm)

Marda falls in love with Moudan, then tries to kidnap her for ransom. Moudan escapes in the Suzhou River, never to be heard from again. Marda, after serving three years in prison for the kidnapping, meets a woman who looks exactly like Moudan. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-423

 

Wangjiao kamen/As tears go by 2004

Kar-wai Wong, Alan Tang, Rover Tang, Dehua Liu, Manyu Zhang, Xueyou Zhang, Media Asia Film, In-Gear Film Production Co, and Kino International Corporation

Already stretched to breaking in a loyalty tug of war between Triad bosses and his loose cannon partner, Wah, a rising star in the Hong Kong underworld, finds himself saddled with beautiful, ailing country cousin Ngor. As an escalating test of wills with a stubborn debtor explodes into bloodshed and a mob turncoat instigates a ruthless police crackdown, Wah's growing fascination with Ngor becomes his last chance for escape from a violent past and a debious future. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-560

 

Wo lao po xi da lao My wife is a gangster 2001

Cho jin-kyu, Sin un-kyong, and Sang-myon Pak

1 videodisc (108 min.)

MEDIA 10-452

 

Xi lu Xiang Little Cheung 2000?

Guo Chen, Weiyang Chen, Ailing Jiang, Yueming Yao, Huifen Mai, and Nicetop Independent Ltd

This film is the final part of Chen Guo's 1997 handover trilogy, following Made in Hong Kong (1997) and The Longest Summer (1998).  Set within an extremely dense working class neighborhood in Mongkok, Hong Kong, Little Cheung, a 9-year-old occasional delivery boy at his father's restaurant, befriends with a young girl of his age and is devastated after witnessing her family being deported to the mainland. 2 videodiscs (117 min.)

MEDIA 10-427

 

Yan zhi ke Rouge 1993

Stanley Kwan, Long Cheng, Yanfang Mei, and Leslie Cheung

A Hong Kong courtesan fals in love with the opium-smoking son of a rich family, leading to tragedy for them both. 1 videodisc (93 min)

MEDIA 10-151

 

Yi ge dou bu neng shao Not one less 2000

Yimou Zhang, Yu Zhao, and Minzhi Wei

A young woman is ordered to a remote, rural, Chinese village to be the substitute teacher and is told that she must keep the class intact for one month or she won't be paid. When one of her students disappears into the city to find work, she goes after him. 1 videocassette (ca. 106 min.)

DANA   MEDIA 1589       10-13

 

Yin shi nan nü Eat drink man woman 2002

Ang Lee, Ligong Xu, Sihung Lung, Guimei Yang, Qianlian Wu, Yuwen Wang, Winston Chao, Ah-Leh Gua, Aijia Zhang, Samuel Goldwyn Co, Zhong yang dian ying shi ye gu fen you xian gong si, Ang Lee Productions, Good Machine (Firm), and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

A retired master chef and widower is worried about the future of his three unmarried daughters who are skeptical about marriage. Yet he himself surprises them with his secret love affair with a young woman many years his junior. 1 videodisc (ca. 124 min.)

MEDIA    DANA 10-422       487

 

Ying xiong/Hero 2004

Yimou Zhang, Jet Li, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Manyu Zhang, Ziyi Zhang, Daoming Chen, Donnie Yen, Feng Li, Miramax Films, Elite Group Enterprises, Edko Films, Zhang Yimou Studio, China Film Co-Production Corp, Xianggang yin du ji gou you xian gong si, Beijing xin hua mian ying ye you xian gong si, and Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)

With supernatural skill and no fear a nameless soldier embarks on a mission of revenge against the fearsome army that massacred his people. Now, to achieve the justice he seeks, he must take on the empire's most ruthless assassins and reach the enemy he has sworn to defeat. 1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.)

MEDIA 10-380

 

Yung Ch`un Wing Chun 1998

Yuen Wo Ping, Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen, Waise Lee, Tai Seng Video Marketing Inc, and Wo Ping Films

Wing Chun is a martial arts expert who battles bandits. She must also battle the men around her who don't take her seriously. 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.)

MEDIA 10-36

China

Absurd brave 2007, 1969

Fusian, LLC and Inspired Distribution

The arrest and execution of the head of the outlawed Five Flowers sect leaves his four offspring thirsty for revenge! But none is more bloodthirsty then his eldest daughter, who leads her siblings on a murderous trail, [martial arts genre]. 1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1431

 

Ai tsai t`sao yuan te tien kung A Mongolian tale 1998

Fei Xie, Yong Feng, Funk-kwok Ma, Tengger, Narenjua, Dogolesurong, Chengzhi Zhang, Media Asia Films, Beijing dian ying xue yuan qing nian dian ying zhi pian chang, Zhongguo dian ying he zuo zhi zuo gong si, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Returning to Inner Mongolia, a man makes a discovery which leaves him feeling betrayed. He feels he must leave Mongolia and his dreams of happiness with the woman he loves. He sings of his love as a traveling troubador while searching again for his love. 1 videocassette (103 min.)

MEDIA 2-7383

 

The blue kite 1994, 1993

Mao Xiao, Zhuangzhuang Tian, Liping Lü, Dian Yi, and Wenyao Zhang

Told from the perspective of a young boy, Tietou, the film traces the fate of a Beijing family and their neighbors as they experience the political and social upheavals in 1950's and 1960's China. 1 videocassette (138 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2594

 

Ch`a Kuan The Teahouse 1982

T ien Hsieh, Hsüeh-pu Wang, She Lao, and Shizhi Yu

Traces the fortunes of the manager of a popular Beijing teahouse who witnesses the toll a restless and war-torn populace takes on his business and his beloved teahouse. 1 videocassette (129 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2248

 

Chinese Film Classics:  Empress Wu Zetian and Dream of the red chamber / Hong lou meng c2007: 1939, 1944

Peilin Fang, Wancang Bu, Hong Bai, Lanjun Gu, Zhizhi Zhang, Xuan Zhou, Meiyun Yuan, and Cinema Epoch (Firm)

Empress Wu Zetian: Empress Wu rose to power after the decline of the Tang Dynasty and ruled when women were still bound by tradition. Dream of the red chamber: One of the earliest filmed versions of the great Chinese novel. A prominent family loses its good fortune when one of the sons loses the jade chip that was embedded in his mouth. Their luck returns when the chip is found, but eventually he brings disgrace to the family when he marries against his father's will. 1 videodisc (ca. 220 min) :

MEDIA 10-1442

 

Ching ch`un chi Rite of youth 1989?

Men-ling Chang, Nuanxin Zhang, Feng-hsü Li, Yüan-cheng Feng, and Chien-kuo Kuo

Story of a girl who leaves her mother to work in an ethnic minority region during the cultural revolution.  She stays in a T'ai household and subsequently falls in love with a local young man.  She returns to the city, goes to college and learns that her lover is killed in a mud slide. 1 videocassette (95 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2354

 

Chongqing sen lin Chungking express 200-?

Kar-wai Wong, Quentin Tarantino, Qingxia Lin, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Fei Wang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Rolling Thunder Pictures, Jet Tone Production Company, and Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)

Two interwined romantic tales take place inside the Ch`ung-ch`ing high-rise shopping center in downtown Hong Kong: A policeman falls in love with a snack bar waitress while a house detective gets involved with a female drug dealer. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-563

 

Dharmaga Tongjoguro Kan Kkadalgun Why has Bodhi-Dharma left for the East? 1999

Yong-kyun Bae, Pan-yong Yi, Won-sop Sin, Hae-jin Huang, Ko su myuong, and Hae-Young Kim

In a remote monastery an old master and his two disciples study Buddhist teachings. As the master faces death, he must lead his disciples away from their past ties to the outside world and toward enlightenment. 1 videodisc (137 min.) :

MEDIA 10-120

 

Di xia qing Love unto wastes 2000

Stanley Kwan, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Yun-fat Chow, Irene Pik Ha Wan, Yin Ling Kam, and Choi Kam

Three women from Taiwan go to Hong Kong with expectations of fame & fortune. Tragedy strikes the three when one is murdered & the other two become involved in a love triangle. 1 videocassette (ca. 92 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6121

 

Dong The hole c2000

Mingliang Cai, Guimei Yang, Kang-sheng Lee , Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta, Peggy Chiao, Haut et Court (Firm), Sept/Arte (Firm), WinStar Cinema (Firm), and Fox Lorber Films

Seven days into the 21st century the rain will not let up in Taiwan and a strange disease reaches epic proportions. Tenants of a run-down apartment refuse to leave. The plumber comes to fix a leak and instead leaves a gaping hole through which the tenant spies on his neighbor. 1 videocassette (95 min.)

MEDIA 2-6953

 

Dust in the wind Lien lien feng ch`en 1989

Hsiao-hsien Hou, Nianzhen Wu, Tianwen Zhu, Hsin Shu-fen, Wang Ching-wen, and Li T`ien-lu

A love story between a boy and a girl from the southern part of Taiwan.  After graduating from school the two become more affectionate as they work together in Taipei. The boy eventually goes away for three years to military service and the girl marries someone else. 1 videocassette (109 min.) :

DANA 509

 

The emperor and the assassin 2000

Kaike Chen, Satoru Iseki, Shirley Kao, Li Gong, Fengyi Zhang, and Xuejian Li

Ying Zheng, the King of Qin, has one driving ambition: to unify China's seven kingdoms into one magnificent empire. 1 videcassette (ca. 161 min.) :

DANA 1608

 

Farewell my concubine 1993

Hsu Feng, Chen Kaige, Bihua Li, L. u. Wei., Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, and Gong Li

Story that spans more than 50 years in the lives of two men at the Peking Opera, friends since childhood, and the woman who comes between them. Also an absorbing drama of the period in Chinese history from the warlord era through the Cultural Revolution. 1 videocassette (157 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1692 2-2595

 

A fei cheng chuan Days of being wild 2004

Rover Tang, Kar-wai Wong, Leslie Cheung, Dehua Liu, Manyu Zhang, Jialing Liu, Xueyou Zhang, Xueyou Zhang, Media Asia Distribution Ltd, In-Gear Film Productions Co, and Kino International Corporation

Interweaving love-hate relationships and passion, tells the story of six young people living in the 1960s in Hong Kong and their individual quests for intimate connections. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-564

 

Fu-jung-chen A small town called Hibiscus 198-?

Hua Ku, Chin Hsieh, Hsiao-ch ing Liu, Wen Chiang, and Tsai-shih Cheng

Story of a couple who sells rice beancurd for a living. During the "four clean-ups" movement of 1964, they are classified as new rich peasants: their house is confiscated and the husband is driven to suicide. After the Cultural Revolution, the wife falls in love with a rightist and almost dies when giving birth to their baby. 1 videocassette (126 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-5069 2-5069

 

Girl from Hunan 1992, 1986

Xie Fei, U Lan, Zhang Xian, fu Jing Shengi, Shen Congwen, and Na Renhua

A young girl, married to a child husband, becomes pregnant by a farm hand. The farm hand flees, but the husband's family allows the girl to raise her little boy as her husband's younger brother. On her son's wedding day, the girl is asked to sleep with her husband who has just graduated from school. 1 videocassette (99 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2592

 

God of killers 2000

John Matarazzo and Yun-fat Chow

Wu Viet, a Vietnamese refugee trying to reach Hong Kong, discovers that his fellow refugees are mysteriously disappearing from the camp. He escapes to the Philippines with Shun Ching, a Vietnamese girl, only to encounter more trouble. The girl is kidnapped and Chow is forced to work for a vicious and morally bankrupt gangland boss. 1 videodisc (87 min.) :

MEDIA 10-153

 

A Great wall 1987

Peter C Wang and Sharon Iwai

This moving and humorous story chronicles the return of Leo Fang and his American-born wife and son to his native China and provides a comical insight into the cultural clashes between traditional Chinese families and Chinese-American families. 1 videocassette (103 min.) :

MEDIA 2-678

 

Hai shang hua Flowers of Shanghai 1999?

Bangqing Han, Tianwen Zhu, Hsiao-hsien Hou , Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Michiko Hata, and Jialing Liu

This film is set in the elegant brothels of late nineteenth-century Shanghai, a hermetic world with its own highly ritualized codes of behavior, where "flower girls" must win, and then hold, the affection of their wealthy callers. 1 videocassette (113 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5439

 

Hai tan ti i tien That day on the beach 1983

Dechang Yang, Wu Chung-ling, Wu Nien-chen, Chang Ai-chia, Hu Ying-meng, Mao Hseueh-wei, Kao Ming-hung, Hsu Ming, and Mei Fang

Brought up in a strict and well-protected environment, Chia-li fought against a pre-arranged marriage, left home and married Je-wei. As Je-wei's career advances, they gradually grow apart and problems arise which Chia-li refuses to confront. 1 videocassette (ca. 166 min.) :

DANA 533

 

Hao nan hao nü 1999?

Hsiao-hsien Hou, Nenjing Yi, Qiang Lin, Gao Jie, and Biyu Jiang

This film consists of three intermingling stories: a film within a film as well as the past and present as linked by an actress in present-day Taipei.  The film in which she plays is about a couple who return to mainland China to participate in the anti-Japanese movement in the 1940s and are arrested as Communists when they return to Taiwan. Images of the film-in-progress contrast with images from the actress' own past, when she was a party girl involved with a gangster. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5437

 

Happy together Cheun gwong tsa sit c1998

Kar-wai Wong, Block 2 Pictures Inc, Prenom H. Company, Seowoo Film Company, and Jet Tone Production Company

Yiu Fai and Po Wing left Hong Kong for a great waterfall in South America, but in the end are stuck on the streets of Buenos Aires. Yiu Fai's life takes on a new spin, while Po Wing's life shatters continually in contrast. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-250

 

Hong Fen 1995

Li Shaohong, Chi Wang, Seifei He, Chih-wen Wang, and T ung Su

Charts the fortunes of two women who loved each other as sisters, but whose paths diverge when the Revolution brings an end to their old way of life in the brothel. 1 videocassette (119 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5055

 

Hsiang ssu nü tzu k`o tien Ormosia Inn 1987

Xiaolei Zhang, Xinghuo Zhong, Yu Liu, Zhao Zhang, Dan Yu, Kena Dong, and Shizheu Zhang

The breeze of economic reform reaches a remote mountain town.  Zhao Xinyi, Party Secretary of the commune, dismisses his wife Qiao Sanla from her position as manager of the Ormosia Inn and appoints woman accountant Zhang Guanyin in her place. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5183

 

Hua yang nian hua/In the mood for love c2002

Kar-wai Wong, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, and Manyu Zhang

The story of two lonely people who discover in each other the intimacy they have lost in their marriages. 2 videodiscs (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-202

 

Huang Feihong/Once upon a time in China 2000

Hark Tsui, Jet Li, Biao Yuan, and Rosamond Kwan

The story of young Huang Fei-Hung, the legendary Cantonese martial arts master and folk hero, at the turn of the century. 1 videodisc (134 min.) :

MEDIA 10-150

 

Hung i shao nü Girl in red 1988

Xiaoya Lu, Ning Tie, Zhou Yitian, Luo Yan, Zhu Xu, Ping Wang, and Li Lan

Tells the story of a 16-year-old middle school student named An Ran, who is unafraid to pursue her own way of thinking, even if it causes problems.  In a world dresses in blue and grey, she wears a bright red blouse.  She refuses to conform to the norms of society. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5165

 

Hung kao liang Red sorghum 1991?

Yimou Zhang, Jianyu Chen, Wei Zhu, Moyan, Li Gong, and Wen Chiang

Story told by a young boy about the forced marriage of the woman who became his grandmother first to the leprous owner of a winery, then after his death to a local ruffian who first rapes her.  She becomes the head of the winery, lives with the boy's father, and the entire winery community unites in bacchanalian solidary to resist atrocities of Japanese invaders. 1 videocassette (92 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1592 2-2346

 

Ju Dou 1991

Yimou Zhang, Feng Liang Yang, Wenze Zhang, Tokuma Yasuyoshi,  Jian Hu, Heng Liu, Li Gong, Li Bro-Tian, and Li Wei

A variation of "The Postman Always Rings Twice," this film, set in the 1920's, follows a mill-owner's wife and nephew, who together plot the mill-owner's murder. 1 videocassette (98 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 536 2-2590

 

Kê t`u ch`iu hên Song of the exile 1992

Anhua Xu, Shwu Fen Chang, Manyu Zhang, Tien Feug, Nianzhen Wu, Chi-Hung Lee, Deng-Fei Lin, and Jessica Liu

A young woman returns home to attend her sister's wedding and finds herself at social and emotional odds with her mother. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

DANA 513

 

Lao ching 1987?

Tianming Wu, Ch ang-min Tu, Anqing Wang, Yimou Zhang, and Yi Zheng

An educated youth returns to his village and helps his family realize their dream of finding water on their land. To do so, he marries a widow and sacrifices his real love. The villagers succeed in digging a good well. 1 videocassette (125 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2355

 

The last emperor 1998

Bernardo Bertolucci,  Jeremy Thomas, Mark Peploe, John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, and Ruocheng Ying

The true story of Pu Yi, who, at the age of 3, toddled to the Imperial Dragon Throne to become "Lord of 10,000 Years," China's last emperor. 1 videodisc (218 min.) :

MEDIA 10-75

 

Lee Chang-dong collection:   Oasis;  Peppermint candy; Green fish 2003

Ch ang-dong Yi, Ky ong-gu S?ol, So-ri Mun, S ok-kyu Han, Hye-jin Sim, Is?ut??u P?ill?um, and S?up?ekt??ur?om Dib?uidi chu

4 videodiscs :

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 10-1301 v.1 10-1301 v.2 10-1301 v.3 10-1301 v.4

 

Liang Zhu The Lovers 1994

Hark Tsui, Shalang Xu, Zhiwen Zhong, Zishan Mai, Qilong Wu, Chaini Yang, Jinjiang Xu, and Jiali Wu

An arranged marriage and a father's fear that his daughter would not meet the standards of her betrothed leads to disaster when she is sent to college under the guise of a man. It is here that she meets her lover - a poor, but intelligent young man who sweeps her off her feet. 1 videocassette (ca. 114 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6218

 

Life on a string 1993

Kaige Chen, Zhongyuan Liu, Lei Huang, Qing Xu, Tiesheng Shi, and Donald Ranvaud

A fable of a blind boy who is promised the restoration of his sight if he devotes his life to music. 1 videocassette (107 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2599

 

Liu lian piao piao Durian durian 2001

Guo Chen, Zhimin Sheng, Weiqiang Chen, Ziming Yang, Hailu Qin, Huifen Mai, Nicetop Independent Ltd, Golden Network Limited, and Liaoning wen hua yi shu yin xiang chu ban she

A Chinese girl wandering between Hong Kong and Dongbei. 2 videodiscs (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-428

 

Mang jing Blind shaft 2003

Yang Li, Qiang Li, Shuangbao Wang, Baoqiang Wang, Jing An, Ocean Film, Film Library (Firm), Li Yang, Sheng tang dian ying zhi zuo you you xian gong si, and Kino International Films

Two wandering con men travel from mine to mine, befriending single men and then killing them so that it looks like an accident. They then go after the mine management for hush money.  1 videodisc (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-376

 

Mom's got a lover 1995

Dong-bin Kim, Jung Sun Kyoung, Choi Jin Shil, and Lee Kyung Young

"A romantic interlude shared on a train seven years ago is revisited when a now married woman accidentally meets her lover again. A poignant story of love, marriage, family and infidelity"--Container. 1 videocassette (95 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6217

 

Na shan na ren na gou Postmen in the mountains c2003

Jianqi Huo, Rujun Teng, Ye Liu, Jianmin Kang, Sanping Han, Jianming Peng, China Century Entertainment (Firm), Knight Mediacom International (Firm), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

In southern China, a rural postman shows his son, the new postman, the mail route to small mountain villages. 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)

MEDIA 10-592

 

Nan ren si shi = July Rhapsody 2001?

Anhua Xu, Dongsheng Er, Xueyou Zhang, Yanfang Mei, and Jiaxin Lin

Lam Yiu-Kwok is a high school teacher, having a perfect family. Good times don't last long, when a a student, Choi-nam, falls in love with him. For dealing with a realationship with Mr. Seng, a beloved teacher of the couple, his wife Man-ching requests a leave for a month. A midlife crisis mixing with pressure sends him into an emotional tailspin. Everything seems to lead him towards Choi-nam, the forbidden fruit. Will history repeat itself? 1 videodisc (103 min.) :

MEDIA 10-194

 

Nightgirl 2001

Yingli Ma, Pascale Schmidt, Brenda Parkerson, Marikki Hakola, Trafik Film, Kroma Productions, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Yleisradio Oy, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Presents the story of Han Lin, a 17 year old prematurely made to enter into the workforce as a Go-Go dancer to help ease her family's economic burdens. 1 videocassette (45 min.)

MEDIA 2-6321

 

Nü hsing shih chieh 1991?

Kena Dong, Han Bo, Xikang Chen, Ding Yi, and Ying Wu

A story of the loves and lives of three middle-aged women. Li Ch`ing, Lü Yün and T`ao T`ien-i have been close friends since school, but all have had different experiences in their life. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5261

 

Nü jen taxi nü jen Woman taxi woman 199-?

Chün-cheng Wang and Hüeh-chu Ch`iao

A female taxi driver, Chang Kai-hsiu, comes back from maternity leave and on her first day back nearly runs over a young scientist, Ch`in Yao. They soon become friends and offer each other the support and understanding each needs. 1 videocassette (87 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5084

 

Nü ta hsüeh sheng su she Girl students dormitory 1988

Luo Yen, Ya Hsü, Hung-mei Ch`en, I-hsin Ch'ai, Shu-chün Shih, Shan Yu, and T'ing-ching Liang

Five girls from different backgrounds, living in the same dormitory, become friends. 1 videocassette (93 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5157

 

Nü ren di gu shi A women's story 1989

Xiaolian Peng, Mao Xiao, I-chieh He, Wen-jong Chang, Min Zhang, and Ruhui Song

A poignant tale of three peasant Chinese women who flee their village to taste freedom in the big city and escape the sexist oppression of rural China. After many experiences they return to their village to find life there has not changed, they have. 1 videocassette (95 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5440

 

Platform Zhan tai c2002

Jieming Li, Shozo Ichiyama, Zhangke Jia, Hongwei Wang, Tao Zhao, Jingdong Liang, Tianyi Yang, Hu Tong Communication, T-Mark Inc, Artcam International, and Artificial Eye (Firm)

Follows the lives of four friends over a turbulent 10 year period of Chinese history, from 1979 to 1989. In the small town of Fenyang, in the remote western province of Shanxi, the teenage members of a state theatre troupe stage propaganda plays in praise of Mao. But as the country opens up to the free market and implements wide-ranging reform, their lives are irrevocably changed as the world around them is transformed by the music, fashions and other cultural influences of the West. 1 videodisc (150 min.)

MEDIA 10-397

 

Potomok Chingis-Khana Storm over Asia 1997

Vsevolod Illarionovich Pudovkin, Osip Maksimovich Brik, Valeri Inkishinov, Aleksandr Chistiakov, A Dedintsev, Timothy Brock, Ivan Mikhailovich Novokshonov, Mezhrabpom-fil m, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

Revolutionary drama centered on a young Mongol thought to be descended from Genghis Khan whom imperialists seek to use to further their expansionist interests. After a series of misadventures the young man rebels and leads his people against their oppressors. 1 videodisc (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-385

 

Qing chin zhi ge Song of youth 1983

Wei Cui, Huai-kai Chen, and Mo Yang

Lin runs away from home to escape an arranged marriage. On the verge of suicide, she is rescued by a young man whom she eventually marries. She chafes at the restrictions of married life, however, and when she meets Lu, a man involved in the student movement against the Japanese, she leaves her husband for a new life with him. Unfortunately, Lu is arrested. 1 videocassette (170 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5182

 

Qiu tian di tong hua An autumn's tale 199-?

John Sham, Cheung Yuen-Ting, Yun-fat Chow, Cherry Zhong, Danny Zhan, D & B Films Co, and Tai Seng Video Marketing Inc

An amusing romantic drama of a naive young woman from Hong Kong who goes to New York to study.  A distant cousin takes care of her in the big city and sparks light up between this mismatched pair. 1 videocassette (ca. 98 min.)

MEDIA 2-7143

 

Qiu yue Autumn moon 1995

Lingzheng Fang, Clara Law, Masatoshi Nagase, Peihui Li, Asian Beat, and First-Run Features Home Video (Firm)

Clara Law's Autumn Moon is set in contemporary Hong Kong, where a young Japanese tourist is bargain-shopping and loooking for food, sex, or  preferably both.  He meets a fifteen-year-old waif and the friendship that develops allows the young man's passion for food to be assuaged by the girl's grandmother, the wielder of a magic wok.  But sex is a different matter than friendship-- which is what this film is really about. 1 videocassette (108 min.)

MEDIA 2-6958

 

Raise the red lantern 1992

Yimou Zhang, Fu-sheng Ch`iu, Zhen Ni, Tong Su, Li Gong, Ching-wu Ma, Ts ai-fei Ho, Ts ui-fen Ts`ao, and Shu-yüan Chin

The 19-year-old Songlian (Gong Li) has become Fourth Wife to the wealthy Chen, and she must share her husband with his other three wives.  When Songlian discovers that the other wives manipulate and cheat for their husband's favors, a battle of wills commences between the women that can only bring misfortune to all concerned. 1 videocassette (125 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 520 2-2353

 

The road home 2001

Zhao Yu, Bao Shi, Yimou Zhang, Zhang Ziyi, Sun Hongiei, Zheng Hao, Zhao Yulian, Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia (Firm), Guangxi dian ying zhi pian chang, and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback. 1 videocassette (89 min.)

MEDIA 2-6962

 

Ruan Lingyu Centre stage 1993

Stanley Kwan, Willie Chan, Siu-Ming Tsui, Yau Dai An-ping, Manyu Zhang, and Tony Leung

Biopic based on the life of the Chinese silent movie actress Ruan Ling-yu, who commited suicide before she was twenty-five. Maggie Cheung won the Best Actress award at the Berlin Film Festival for her portrayal of the troubled movie star. 1 videodisc (121 min.) :

MEDIA 10-155

 

China (Continued)

Shen nü/The Goddess c2003, 1934

Mingyou Luo, Yonggang Wu, Lingyu Ruan, Geng Li, Zhizhi Zhang, Jian Tian, Kevin Purrone, Richard J Meyer, Lian hua ying ye qong si, and Shanghai di yi zhi pian chang she zhi

A young woman can only support and educate her son by working as a prostitute in 1930s Shanghai. One of the rare films of famed Chinese star Ruan Lingyu. 1 videodisc (ca. 74 min.)

MEDIA 10-430

 

Shi qi sui de dan che Beijing bicycle c2002

Xiaoshuai Wang, Xiaoming Xu, San-Ping Han, Lin Cui, Bin Li, Xun Zhou, Arc Light Films, Pyramide Productions (Firm), and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

Just as Gui, a bicycle messenger, makes his final payment for the silver mountain bike loaned by his company, he finds it stolen. After endless searching, Gui discovers his bicycle is now in the hands of Jian. The battle for the bicycle began. 1 videocassette (113 min.)

MEDIA 2-6961

 

Shower 2000

Mistakenly believing his father has passed away, a bathhouse master's son returns home and soon discovers the magic of the family business and its importance to the community. 1 videocassette (ca. 94 min.) :

DANA 1559

 

Song of the exile 1991

Ann Hui, Shwu Fen Chang, Manyu Zhang, Chi-Hung Lee, Jessica Lui, Deng-Fei Lin, Nai Chung Chou, and Wu Nien-Jen

Hueyin Cheung returns home to attend her sister's wedding but quickly finds herself at social and emotional odds with her mother. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2657

 

Springtime in a small town 2004

Zhuangzhuang Tian, Xiaowan Li, Yatming Tang, Bill Kong, Jingfan Hu, Jun Wu, Baiqing, Palm Pictures, Fortissimo Films, Beijing dian ying zhi pian chang, China Film Group Corporation (Firm), and Beijing Rosat Film-TV Production Co

In South China, it's the spring of 1946, less than a year since the defeated Japanese withdrew from China. A young woman languishes on the bomb-damaged walls of the small town. The sound of a distant train whistle triggers thoughts of escape. 1 videodisc (112 min.)

MEDIA 10-548

 

The story of Qiu Ju Qiu Ju Da Guan Si 1993

Yimou Zhang, Li Gong, Lei Quesheng, Ge Zhijun, Liu Peiqi, Yang Liuchun, and Yuan-pin Chen

A woman's journey through the Chinese court system in a universal battle against bureacracy and indifference after her husband is kicked in the groin by a village chief. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1558 2-2593

 

Suzhou he Suzhou river c2001

Ye Lou, Philippe Bobber, Xun Zhou, Hongsheng Jia, Zhongkai Hua, Yao Anlian, Dream Factory Films, Inc, Strand Releasing (Firm), and Essential Film (Firm)

Marda falls in love with Moudan, then tries to kidnap her for ransom. Moudan escapes in the Suzhou River, never to be heard from again. Marda, after serving three years in prison for the kidnapping, meets a woman who looks exactly like Moudan. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-423

 

T`ung nien wang shih A time to live and the time to die 1985

Tianwen Zhu, Hsiao-hsien Hou, Feng Tian, Fang Mei, Ju-yün T`ang, Su-ying Wu, and Xinzhi Xu

The film depicts a family transplanted from mainland China to Taiwan in the early 1950s. The Father dies of illness and the elder sister marries. A-ha, the protagonist, struggles to deal with adolescence. 1 videocassette (141 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5040

 

Tao ma tsei The Horse Thief 1991

Zhuangzhuang Tian, Rui Chang, and Li Chang quing

In order to survive, a herdsman becomes a criminal, and finally atones for his sins by taking his own life. 1 videocassette (88 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2600

 

To live 1995

Yimou Zhang, Ge You, Gong Li, Yu Hua, and Fusheng Chiu

In a smoky gambling den in 1940's China, a drunken young man runs through his family's fortune, losing their ancestral home and all their possessions.  This staggering loss proves to be their salvation, and the first step in an odyssey of survival that will take them through war and revolution love and loss, tragedy ... and triumph. 1 videocassette (132 min.) :

DANA. DANA MEDIA 1697 504 2-2826

 

Tu shen nü jen 1997?

Shan Jiang, Hong Pan, and Chih-yü Ch`in 

Woman with failed marriage struggles to be equal to her male business partner. Deals with issues which concern single women. 1 videocassette (106 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5278

 

Wangjiao kamen/As tears go by 2004

Kar-wai Wong, Alan Tang, Rover Tang, Dehua Liu, Manyu Zhang, Xueyou Zhang, Media Asia Film, In-Gear Film Production Co, and Kino International Corporation

Already stretched to breaking in a loyalty tug of war between Triad bosses and his loose cannon partner, Wah, a rising star in the Hong Kong underworld, finds himself saddled with beautiful, ailing country cousin Ngor. As an escalating test of wills with a stubborn debtor explodes into bloodshed and a mob turncoat instigates a ruthless police crackdown, Wah's growing fascination with Ngor becomes his last chance for escape from a violent past and a debious future. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-560

 

Wo lao po xi da lao My wife is a gangster 2001

Cho jin-kyu, Sin un-kyong, and Sang-myon Pak

1 videodisc (108 min.)

MEDIA 10-452

 

Women from the lake of scented souls 1995

Siqin'gaowa, Yujuan Wu, Luosheng Lei, Baoguo Chen, and Fei Xie

Xiang Ersao is the driving force behind her family's successful sesame oil mill.  But, despite her prosperity, Xiang is profoundly unhappy.  As society dictates, she must endure the drunken and abusive behavior of her husband, to whom she was sold at the age of seven and married at thirteen.  When her mentally ill son asks for a wife, Xiang perpetuates her own destiny by "buying" a poor, reluctant peasant girl, Huanhuan, for him.  Will Xiang recognize the parallel between her own life and Huanhuan's before it is too late? 1 videocassette (106 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2601

 

Wu t`ai chieh mei Two actresses 1991

Jin Xie, Gu Lin, Jin Xu, Fang Xie, Yin-ti Ts`ao, and Wei Li

"Chunhua, a child bride, runs away from home and is taken in by a small Shaoxing opera troup. She becomes a sworn sister of Yuehong. But when they were sold to a theatre in Shanghai, Yuehong falls from grace, and Chunhua draws herself to a progressive reporter"--Container. 1 videocassette (116 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5095

 

Xi lu Xiang Little Cheung 2000?

Guo Chen, Weiyang Chen, Ailing Jiang, Yueming Yao, Huifen Mai, and Nicetop Independent Ltd

This film is the final part of Chen Guo's 1997 handover trilogy, following Made in Hong Kong (1997) and The Longest Summer (1998).  Set within an extremely dense working class neighborhood in Mongkok, Hong Kong, Little Cheung, a 9-year-old occasional delivery boy at his father's restaurant, befriends with a young girl of his age and is devastated after witnessing her family being deported to the mainland. 2 videodiscs (117 min.)

MEDIA 10-427

 

Xiu Xiu he ta de nan ren = the sent down girl 1999

Joan Chen, L. u. Lu, Lopsang, and Geling Yan

A teen-aged girl named Xiu Xiu is sent down to a remote corner of Tibet for manual labor in 1975. A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a Tibetan saddle tramp to learn horse herding. Soon her world becomes a cage where patrons promise her escape in exchange for her sexual compromise. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5581

 

Yan zhi ke Rouge 1993

Stanley Kwan, Long Cheng, Yanfang Mei, and Leslie Cheung

A Hong Kong courtesan fals in love with the opium-smoking son of a rich family, leading to tragedy for them both. 1 videodisc (93 min) :

MEDIA 10-151

 

Yellow earth Huang T`u Ti 1993, 1984

Kaike Chen, Lan Ke, Ziliang Zhang, Xueqi Wang, Pai Hs`üeh, Tuo T`an, and Qiang Liu

A singer and folk song interpreter falls victim to feudal Chinese society when she is forced to marry a young boy.  She suffers endless pain until she meets a folk song collector who changes her life. 1 videocassette (89 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2545

 

Yi ge dou bu neng shao Not one less 2000

Yimou Zhang, Yu Zhao, and Minzhi Wei

A young woman is ordered to a remote, rural, Chinese village to be the substitute teacher and is told that she must keep the class intact for one month or she won't be paid. When one of her students disappears into the city to find work, she goes after him. 1 videocassette (ca. 106 min.) :

DANA   MEDIA 1589       10-13

 

Yin shi nan nü Eat drink man woman 2002

Ang Lee, Ligong Xu, Sihung Lung, Guimei Yang, Qianlian Wu, Yuwen Wang, Winston Chao, Ah-Leh Gua, Aijia Zhang, Samuel Goldwyn Co, Zhong yang dian ying shi ye gu fen you xian gong si, Ang Lee Productions, Good Machine (Firm), and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

A retired master chef and widower is worried about the future of his three unmarried daughters who are skeptical about marriage. Yet he himself surprises them with his secret love affair with a young woman many years his junior. 1 videodisc (ca. 124 min.)

MEDIA    DANA 10-422       487

 

Ying xiong/Hero 2004

Yimou Zhang, Jet Li, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Manyu Zhang, Ziyi Zhang, Daoming Chen, Donnie Yen, Feng Li, Miramax Films, Elite Group Enterprises, Edko Films, Zhang Yimou Studio, China Film Co-Production Corp, Xianggang yin du ji gou you xian gong si, Beijing xin hua mian ying ye you xian gong si, and Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)

With supernatural skill and no fear a nameless soldier embarks on a mission of revenge against the fearsome army that massacred his people. Now, to achieve the justice he seeks, he must take on the empire's most ruthless assassins and reach the enemy he has sworn to defeat. 1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.)

MEDIA 10-380

 

Yung Ch`un Wing Chun 1998

Yuen Wo Ping, Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen, Waise Lee, Tai Seng Video Marketing Inc, and Wo Ping Films

Wing Chun is a martial arts expert who battles bandits. She must also battle the men around her who don't take her seriously. 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.)

MEDIA 10-36

 

Yüeh ya erh Crescent moon 1991

Chuang Huo, Hsiao-hsing Hsü, Tan Hsing, Fan Zhang, Zhi'an Wang, Tan-tan Sung, Siqin'gaowa, and She Lao

A story of how Han Yüeh-jung and her mother became prostitutes under the pressure of life. 1 videocassette (ca. 99 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5211

China and East Asia - New This Year

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