Rent Raining in the Mountain (1979)

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2h 1min
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Synopsis:
Set in a remote Buddhist monastery in 16th Century China, 'Raining in the Mountain' deals with a power struggle that ensues when the Abbot of the Three Treasures Temple announces his imminent retirement. The ageing Abbot invites three outsiders to advise him on the critical choice of appointing his successor: Esquire Wen, a wealthy patron of the monastery, General Wang, commander-in-chief of the local military, and Wu Wai, a respected lay Buddhist master. Within the monastery, several disciples aspiring to the position begin to collude individually with Esquire Wen and General Wang.
But these two invited advisers have come with seditious intent, scheming to obtain the priceless scroll housed in the monastery: the scriptural text of "The Mahayana Sutra", hand-copied by Tripitaka. Meanwhile, convicted criminal Chiu Ming has arrived at the monastery to atone as a monk. He is assigned to safeguard the scroll at the house of scriptures, and encounters thieving rivals White Fox who poses as Esquire Wen's concubine and General Wang's fearsome Lieutenant Chang, who originally framed Chiu Ming for the crime he did not commit.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Ling Chung, Kai-Mu Lo
Writers:
King Hu
Aka:
Kong shan ling yu
Studio:
Eureka
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Countries:
Hong Kong, Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/02/2020
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
Mandarin
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Brand new and exclusive feature-length audio commentary by critic and Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns
  • Beyond Description - A brand new video essay by David Cairns
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/02/2020
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
Mandarin
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Brand new and exclusive feature-length audio commentary by critic and Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns
  • Beyond Description - A brand new video essay by David Cairns
  • Trailer

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