The King of Masks [DVD videorecording] = Bian lian / Samuel Goldwyn Films ; presented by Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd. ; produced & directed by Wu Tian Ming.
Contributor(s): Wu, Tianming | Wei, Minglun | Zhu, Xu | Zhou, Renying | Zhang, Zhigang | Chen, Wenkui | Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm) | Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Limited | Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm).Material type: FilmPublisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c2000Edition: Full screen version.Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0767847377; 9780767847377.Other title: Bian lian [DVD videorecording].Subject(s): Mask makers -- China -- Drama | Folk artists -- China -- Drama | Apprentices -- China -- Drama | Poor children -- China -- Drama | Sex discrimination -- China -- Drama | China -- Social life and customs -- 1912-1949 -- Drama | Feature films -- ChinaGenre/Form: DVD-Video discs. | Foreign films. | DVDs for the hearing impaired. | Closed captioning.
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DVD in full screen and re-formatted to fit televisions ; NTSC ; Dolby digital ; Region 1.
In Mandarin Chinese with English, French and Spanish subtitles ; Closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Chu Yuk [Chu Hsü], Chao Yim Yin [Chou Jen-ying], Zhigang Zhang.
Written by Wei Minglun.
Based on the story by Chen Wen-kuei.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
Special features: Digitally mastered audio & video ; theatrical trailer ; production notes ; interactive menus ; scene selections.
For private home use only.
Desperate for his art to survive, the King of Masks finds an apprentice in a destitute child purchased on the black market. When the child reveals an unexpected secret, their relationship is suddenly tested by both the old man's stubborn sense of tradition and the established customs of China.