Rent Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)

3.4 of 5 from 82 ratings
1h 20min
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Synopsis:
In Taipei City, a cavernous old picture palace is about to close its doors forever. A meagre audience, the remaining few staff, and perhaps even a ghost or two, watch King Hu's wuxia classic Dragon Inn - each haunted by memories and desires evoked by cinema itself. An exquisite, wryly funny and tender tribute to the experience of movie-going, Tsai Ming-Liang's poignant love letter to cinema is one of the most beguiling and beloved dramas of modern times and is now widely regarded as a classic.
Actors:
, , Kiyonobu Mitamura, , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Hung-Chih Liang, Vincent Wang
Writers:
Sung Hsi, Ming-liang Tsai
Aka:
Bu San
Studio:
Second Run
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Countries:
Taiwan, Comedy, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/11/2020
Run Time:
80 minutes
Languages:
Mandarin
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • An exclusive, newly filmed interview with director Tsai Ming-Liang
  • Madam Butterfly (2009): world premiere on home video of Tsai Ming-Liang's remarkable short film interpretation of the classic story
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/11/2020
Run Time:
82 minutes
Languages:
Mandarin DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Mandarin LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • An exclusive, newly filmed interview with director Tsai Ming-Liang
  • Madam Butterfly (2009): world premiere on home video of Tsai Ming-Liang's remarkable short film interpretation of the classic story

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Reviews (2) of Goodbye, Dragon Inn

One for Ming-Liang Tsai completists! - Goodbye, Dragon Inn review by TE

Spoiler Alert
22/12/2020

An absorbing, affectionate addition to the sub-genre of elegies for cinemas that are closing down or are freighted with a director's fond memories (e.g. Cinema Paradiso, The Last Picture Show etc).

The colour palate and the lingering takes are trademark Ming-Liang Tsai, though it is not quite in the same class as his other great films.

The emphasis is on melancholic, deftly humorous observation rather than full narrative, but there are still several memorable set-piece scenes.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Specialist film for very limited Taiepi audience - Goodbye, Dragon Inn review by MW

Spoiler Alert
03/02/2021

Totally incomprehensible and required great willpower to see it through to the end. I would need a lens to find a glimmer of humour and it could only be suitable for world cinema festival buffs...

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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