"Actor: Zhang Yi"

  • The Eight Hundred [Blu-ray]The Eight Hundred | Blu Ray | (26/04/2021) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Shanghai 1937. Its been 3 months since Japan launched the invasion of China and Japanese forces must take down the Si Hang Warehouse without further delay. As the Japanese army closes in, 400 soldiers stay holed in the warehouse to defend the city at all cost, in an epic battle that will last 4 days and 4 nights. The fighters include a ragtag band of brothers whod managed to successfully dodge military service; now theyre forced to fight, literally, for their lives. With the battle playing out in full view of both the expat Americans and Europeans living across the Su Zhou River, and the local Chinese civilians, the battle of the so-called Eight Hundred Heroes made world headlines; it was the first to be broadcast live around the world.

  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon [Blu-ray] [2000]Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon | Blu Ray | (06/07/2009) from £12.05   |  Saving you £-2.06 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Director Ang Lee’s return to Chinese cinema is an action packed and critically acclaimed epic tale of ancient China.

  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon [2001]Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon | DVD | (18/06/2001) from £4.00   |  Saving you £15.99 (399.75%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Director Ang Lee’s return to Chinese cinema is an action packed and critically acclaimed epic tale of ancient China.

  • Rush Hour 2 [UMD Universal Media Disc]Rush Hour 2 | UMD | (26/09/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.99

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [Blu-ray] [2001] [Region Free]Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon | Blu Ray | (31/10/2016) from £14.98   |  Saving you £6.00 (50.04%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is so many things: an historical epic on a grand scale, an Asian martial-arts flick with both great effects and fantastic fighting (choreographed by The Matrix's guru Yuen Wo Ping), a story of magic, revenge and power played with a posse of star-crossed lovers thrown in for good measure. Set during the Qing dynasty (the late 19th century), the film follows the fortunes of righteous warriors Li Mu Bai and Yu Shu Lien (Asian superstars Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh, respectively) whose love for one another has lain too long unspoken. When Li Mu Bai's legendary sword Green Destiny is stolen by wilful aristocrat's daughter Jen (exquisite newcomer Zhang Ziyi), who has been trained in the way of the gangster by Li Mu Bai's arch-rival Jade Fox, the warriors must fight to recover the mystical blade. The plot takes us all across China, from dens of iniquity and sumptuous palaces to the stark plains of the Western desert. Characters chase each other up walls and across roof and treetops to breathtaking effect, and Tan Dun's haunting, Oscar-winning East-West inflected score. Directed by Taiwanese-born Ang Lee and co-written by his longtime collaborator American James Schamus, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon joins the ranks of the team's slate of high-quality, genre-spanning literary adaptations. Although it superficially seems like a return to Ang's Asian roots, there's a clear throughline connecting this with their earlier, Western films given the thematic focus on propriety and family honour (Sense and Sensibility), repressed emotions (The Ice Storm) and divided loyalties in a time of war (Ride with the Devil). Nonetheless, a film this good needs no prior acquaintance with the director's oeuvre; it stands on its own. The only people who might be dismissive of it are jaded chop-socky fans who will probably feel bored with all the romance. Everyone else will love it. --Leslie Felperin On the DVD: As might be expected this superb anamorphic widescreen version of the original 2.35:1 theatrical ratio presents Peter Pau's spellbinding cinematography in its full glory; the same goes for the Dolby 5.1 audio track that showcases Tan Dun's haunting score. Annoyingly, however, the default language option is the dubbed English soundtrack, which means you have to select the original Mandarin version before playing. The extra features are good but not exceptional, with an obligatory "making-of" documentary and commentary from Ang Lee and James Schamus being the best options: the director and producer/cowriter chat amiably and in some detail about their martial arts version of Sense and Sensibility. But it's the breathtaking delight of the seeing the movie in such quality that really counts, and this disc does not disappoint. --Mark Walker

  • Aftershock [DVD]Aftershock | DVD | (27/02/2012) from £6.05   |  Saving you £-0.06 (-1.00%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Chinese disaster film based on events surrounding the 1976 earthquake in Tangshan, which took the lives of 240,000 people. In the aftermath of the devastating quake, a widowed seamstress (Xu Fan) must choose which of her brother-and-sister twins will be saved after rescuers find them pinned down by a single concrete block. She chooses her son, Fang Dan (Chen Li), unaware that her daughter Fang Deng (Jingchu Zhang) has in fact also survived the ordeal. The film then follows the divergent lives of the two siblings from this point until their eventual reunion in the Sichuan earthquake of 2008.

  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - 15th  Anniversary (2-disc 4K UHD Blu-ray) [2001]Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - 15th Anniversary (2-disc 4K UHD Blu-ray) | 4K UHD | (31/10/2016) from £23.98   |  Saving you £-2.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is so many things: a historical epic on a grand scale, an Asian martial-arts flick with both great effects and fantastic fighting (choreographed by The Matrix's guru Yuen Woo Ping) and a story of magic, revenge and power played with a posse of star-crossed lovers thrown in for good measure. Set during the Qing dynasty (the late 19th century), the film follows the fortunes of righteous warriors Li Mu Bai and Yu Shu Lien (Asian superstars Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh, respectively) whose love for one another has lain too long unspoken. When Li Mu Bai's legendary sword Green Destiny is stolen by wilful aristocrat's daughter Jen (exquisite newcomer Zhang Ziyi), who has been trained in the way of the gangster by Li Mu Bai's arch-rival Jade Fox, the warriors must fight to recover the mystical blade. The plot takes us all across China from dens of iniquity and sumptuous palaces to the stark plains of the Western desert. Characters chase each other up walls and across roof and treetops to breathtaking effect and to Tan Dun's haunting, Oscar-winning East-West inflected score.Directed by Taiwanese-born Ang Lee and cowritten by his long time collaborator American James Schamus, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon joins the ranks of the team's slate of high-quality, genre-spanning literary adaptations. Although it superficially seems like a return to Ang's Asian roots, there's a clear thread connecting this with their earlier Western films, given the thematic focus on propriety and family honour (Sense and Sensibility), repressed emotions (The Ice Storm) and divided loyalties in a time of war (Ride with the Devil). Nonetheless, a film this good needs no prior acquaintance with the director's oeuvre; it stands on its own. The only people who might be dismissive of it are jaded chop-socky fans who will probably feel bored with all the romance. Everyone else will love it. --Leslie Felperin

  • Farewell My Concubine (Dual Format Edition) [DVD]Farewell My Concubine (Dual Format Edition) | DVD | (21/03/2016) from £12.98   |  Saving you £7.01 (35.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The panorama of 20th-century Chinese history swirls past two men, celebrated actors with their own decidedly specialised view of things. We first observe their lives as children at the Peking Opera training school, a brutal and demanding arena for future actors. While still in training, the effeminate Douzi is chosen to play the transvestite role and the masculine Shitou is chosen to play the royal role in a ritualised play about a king and a concubine. The actors are so good at this performance that they become identified with these roles for their entire careers; through World War II, through the takeover by the Communists, through the insanity of the Cultural Revolution, they are known for their famous parts. Leslie Cheung and Zhang Fengyi are powerful as the two men, and Gong Li (the beautiful leading lady of Raise the Red Lantern) plays the wife of the latter. The movie may be stronger on good old-fashioned melodrama than on profound conclusions, but boy, does it fill up the eyes. The director is Chen Kaige, one of the most talented members of China's "Fifth Generation" of filmmakers, whose daring subject matter (and sometimes bald international ambitions) have often irked the Chinese government. Indeed, though Farewell My Concubine shared the top prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival and snagged two Oscar nominations, it had difficulty gaining official approval from China. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • Red Cliff [DVD] [2008]Red Cliff | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.99   |  Saving you £19.00 (380.76%)   |  RRP £23.99

    Directed by John Woo, "Red Cliff" charts the remarkable events leading up to the most famous battle in Chinese history

  • The Eight Hundred [DVD]The Eight Hundred | DVD | (22/03/2021) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [4K Ultra HD] [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon | Blu Ray | (15/07/2019) from £19.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Named Best Picture of the Year by over 100 critics nationwide! Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat (Ziyi Zhang) prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy - and the inescapable, enduring power of love. Set against 19th-century China's breathtaking landscape, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the action-packed, box office smash from acclaimed director Ang Lee (Life of Pi, Sense and Sensibility) featuring stunning martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix).

  • Rush Hour 1 And 2 [1998]Rush Hour 1 And 2 | DVD | (27/09/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Rush Hour: Two cops from very different worlds must learn to trust each other before they can win a high-stakes battle against a ruthless enemy who threatens to demolish the fragile peace between their countries. The fastest hands in the east meets the loudest mouth in the west! Rush Hour 2: Chopsocky action star Jackie Chan reteams with motormouth Chris Tucker in this 'Rush Hour' sequel as the mismatched cop duo investigate several bombings in Hong Kong attributed

  • House Of Flying Daggers  (Special Edition)  [2004]House Of Flying Daggers (Special Edition) | DVD | (08/02/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    It is 859AD; the Tang Dynasty at its height one of the most enlightened empires in Chinese history is in decline. The Emperor is incompetent and the government is corrupt. Unrest is spreading throughout the land and many rebel armies are forming in protest. The largest and most prestigious is an underground alliance called the House of Flying Daggers. The House of Flying Daggers operates mysteriously stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Thus they have earned the support

  • Hero [Blu-ray] [2002]Hero | Blu Ray | (14/09/2009) from £28.33   |  Saving you £-4.34 (N/A%)   |  RRP £23.99

    One man will challenge an empire... In pre-Imperial China feared warrior Nameless (Jet Li) is granted an audience with the ruler of the most powerful of the seven warring kingdoms (Chen Daoming). Posing as a minor official Nameless sets about his mission of revenge by relating the tale of how he defeated the three most fearsome of the ruler's adversaries. However nothing is as it seems and Nameless is placed in great personal peril as the king suggests a very different version of events which brought him to the palace... Filled with breathtaking wirework-enhanced martial arts sequences from action choreographer Ching Siu-Tung ('New Dragon Gate Inn' 'A Chinese Ghost Story') truly sumptuous cinematography from the legendary Christopher Doyle ('In The Mood For Love') and an expressive traditional score from Tan Dun ('Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon') Zhang Yimou's elegant epic features an intriguing 'Rashomon' style flashback structure that will keep the audience guessing until the very end. The most expensive movie ever made in China and a blockbuster upon its' theatrical release in the U.S. 'Hero' showcases the outstanding talents ofa multi-award winning cast including the pairing of Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung as star crossed lovers the coquettish Zhang Ziyi ('Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon') as a feisty apprentice venerated Chen Daoming lending gravitas as the Emperor-in-waiting and real-life martial arts masters Donnie Yen and Jet Li who co-designed perhaps the greatest duel ever committed to celluloid. Nominated for both an Oscar and a BAFTA 'Hero' is an exceptional example of Asian cinema and really is one of the best looking films ever made. - The Guardian.

  • A Touch of Sin [DVD]A Touch of Sin | DVD | (15/09/2014) from £5.68   |  Saving you £9.31 (62.10%)   |  RRP £14.99

    An angry miner revolts against the corruption of his village leaders. A migrant worker at home for the New Year discovers the infinite possibilities a firearm can offer. A pretty receptionist at a sauna is pushed to the limit when a rich client assaults her. A young factory worker goes from job to job trying to improve his lot in life. Four people four different provinces. A reflection on contemporary China: that of an economic giant slowly being eroded by violence.

  • Aftershock [DVD]Aftershock | DVD | (27/12/2010) from £5.50   |  Saving you £15.75 (371.46%)   |  RRP £19.99

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  • A Touch of Sin [Blu-ray]A Touch of Sin | Blu Ray | (15/09/2014) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    An angry miner revolts against the corruption of his village leaders. A migrant worker at home for the New Year discovers the infinite possibilities a firearm can offer. A pretty receptionist at a sauna is pushed to the limit when a rich client assaults her. A young factory worker goes from job to job trying to improve his lot in life. Four people four different provinces. A reflection on contemporary China: that of an economic giant slowly being eroded by violence.

  • Brotherhood of Blades 2 The Infernal Battlefield [DVD] [2017]Brotherhood of Blades 2 The Infernal Battlefield | DVD | (12/02/2018) from £7.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A prequel to the original 2014 film Brotherhood of Blades. Set in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the story follows Shen Lian, an imperial guard, as he searches for the truth behind a conspiracy that framed him, his colleague Pei Lun and a young woman named Bei Zhai.

  • Not One Less [1999]Not One Less | DVD | (17/09/2001) from £6.73   |  Saving you £13.26 (197.03%)   |  RRP £19.99

    In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl, Wei Minzhi, to substitute.

  • The Warrior [2001]The Warrior | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £4.03   |  Saving you £5.96 (59.70%)   |  RRP £9.99

    In 14th century China shortly after the Ming Dynasty seized power a Ming envoy to Korea was murdered leading to soured relations between the two countries. In efforts to mend ties Korea sent numerous envoys to China: one such group are arrested and sent into exile. Off in the wilderness they manage to rescue a Ming princess and hope that if they can return her to the Ming safely their honour and good relations between the two countries will be restored... Five years of planning and pre-production and a dedicated production staff of over 300 men and women The Warrior is possibly the biggest motion-picture event in Korean Cinema history. Featuring leading-roles for current `it girl' Zhang Ziyi and Iron Monkey's Yu Rong-kwong The Warrior is a compelling and often evocative tale of courage love and sacrifice.

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