Jia Zhangke has become widely regarded as one of world cinema s most accomplished filmmakers and a leading figure of the Sixth Generation movement of Chinese cinema. This collection presents three of Jia s most compelling works together on DVD and Blu-ray, along with a wealth of extras.
In 24 City (2008) Jia skilfully combines documentary and fiction film as he charts the transformation of a military hardware factory into a complex of luxury flats, and the social impact this has.
The Cannes prize-winner A Touch of Sin (2013) focuses on four people living across China who are driven to acts of violence. An angry miner, enraged by corruption in his village; a migrant who discovers the infinite possibilities of owning a firearm; a receptionist at a sauna who is pushed to the limit by a client, and a young factory worker drifting through the foreign-owned factories and nightclubs of the south.
Jia s eighth feature film, Mountains May Depart (2015) is an intimate and moving drama spanning several decades which charts the impact of China s capitalist experiment on the lives of one family.
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
- Limited Edition Dual Format collection featuring exclusive content [2000 copies]
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of each film
- Original 5.1 surround sound audio (DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-rays) for each film
- Three interviews with director Jia Zhangke on each film, by critics including Scott Foundas and Tony Rayns
- Introductions to each film by Tony Rayns
- From Fenyang to the World: a visual essay on Jia Zhangke, looking in particular at his style and evolution as a filmmaker, by author Michael Berry
- Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang (2014, 105 mins), a feature length documentary on the life and work of the director by celebrated filmmaker Walter Salles [Limited Edition Exclusive]
- Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow for all films
- Booklet featuring new writing on the films by Chris Berry, Geoffrey Macnab, Jonathan Rosenbaum and Tony Rayns [Limited Edition Exclusive]