A dazzling supernatural tale from the director of Dragon Inn and A Touch of Zen
New 4K restoration
He Yun-Tsing is commissioned by the Haiying monastery to copy a Buddhist canon that would free the souls of the deceased. To carry out this task, the monks suggest that he retire to an isolated place in the heart of the mountain. Yun-Tsing is then welcomed with open arms by the few inhabitants of the region. But the mysterious Buddhist canon quickly becomes the target of all desires...
With The Legend of the Mountain , King Hu signs another of his masterpieces at the crossroads of epic film, philosophical fable and supernatural tale. Performed by the faithful Hsu Feng and Shih Chun, here joined by the young Sylvia Chang ( Office ), The Legend of the Mountain dazzles with the beauty of its plans and haunts the spirits with its intrigue leering cheerfully towards the fantastic. To contemplate for the first time in its full version restored to 4K!
THE LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN (1979 – Colors – 192 mins) unreleased on DVD and Blu-ray - new 4K restoration
. SACRED MONSTER OF CINEMA (21 mn) “King Hu was captivated by the Buddhists he met and their sense of experience that cannot be explained, but felt. He wanted to express this feeling in pictures. An essay by David Cairns, critic.
. TONY RAYNS ON "THE LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN" (21 mn) Tony Rayns, a specialist in Asian cinema, looks back on King Hu's career up to The Legend of the Mountain . With this film, the director moves away from his usual style by its subject, its form and its relation to temporality.