Raining In The Mountain Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD)

Release Date: 24 February 2020 | Certificate: Suitable for 12 years and over
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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.

Features

DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES 1080p transfer of the film on Blu-ray, from the Taiwan Film Institute s 2K restoration Progressive encode on DVD Optional English subtitles Original Mandarin audio, fully restored and uncompressed in its original monaural presentation 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 PLUS: a collector s booklet featuring new essays by Chinese-language film expert and author Stephen Teo; and Asian cinema expert David West, news editor at NEO magazine
Release Date: 24 February 2020
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
SKU: EKA70362