Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 31 Dec 2003
A profound influence on Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and one of the most visually spectacular and beguiling films to emerge from the Far East, veteran director King Hu's A Touch of Zen is quite simply essential viewing. An ambitious, intricately structured tale that begins as a ghost story in a sleep town outside Peking, Hu goes on to audaciously blend elements from the political thriller, the martial arts genre and Japanese samurai movies to create a highly lyrical and spiritual Ming dynasty epic. Moreoever, the film boasts some of the most impressively choreographed and imaginative action sequences ever committed to celluloid.