Huo shao hong lian si
Ohjaus Ringo Lam
Pääosissa Willie Chi, John Ching, Yamson Domingo
Director Ringo Lam’s (Wild Search, City on Fire) only film in the wuxia genre is also one his best and bloodiest.
Hunted by the Manchu government, a young Fok Sai-yuk is captured and sent to the Red Lotus Temple, where Shaolin monks are enslaved and viciously tortured by the sadistic warden Kung (Wong Kam Kong). Thrown into a pit of corpses and left to die, Fong survives and attempts to save his Shaolin brothers.
Produced by Tsui Hark, Burning Paradise is a dark fantasy epic, filled with shocking violence and incredible choreography. Eureka Classics is proud to present the film for the first time in the UK since the VHS era in a blood-soaked special edition.
SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES*:
Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling (First Print Run of 2000 copies only) | 1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration of the films’ original 35mm camera negative | Cantonese and English audio options (both in their original mono presentations) | Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release | Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) | Archival Interview with Tsui Hark | Original theatrical trailer | PLUS: A Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver (First Print Run of 2000 copies only)
*All extras subject to change
“A gothic horror infused martial arts epic with its canvas seeped in blood and arguably Ringo Lam’s finest achievement” – Asian Movie Pulse
“a terrific movie that tells an old story with a new attitude” – Austin Chronicle
“an intensely brilliant portrayal of loyalty and brotherhood in the most trying of circumstances. Brutal, morbid and deeply sinister, Ringo’s cynical gothic film focuses on the misrepresentation of religion in the context of martial arts and centres on a set of longing characters void of virtue or righteousness.” – Kung Fu Movie Guide