- Directors: Yimou Zhang
- Format: PAL
- Subtitles: English
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 15
- Studio: Drakes Avenue Pictures
- DVD Release Date: 12 Jan. 2009
- Run Time: 88 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B001BHTNAY
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,971 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Red Sorghum  [DVD]
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RED SORGHUM marked the directorial debut of internationally acclaimed director Zhang Yimou and the acting debut of Gong Li. With its lush and lusty portrayal of peasant life, it is now considered a modern classic of Chinese cinema.
The stuff of legend --Time Out
You're in the grip of a master…wondrous, enthralling, sensuous --Washington Post
Beautiful and evocative --Film4
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(There is a Chinese edition available which at least is letterboxed properly but unfortunately fails to subtitle the songs - which are very important dramatically - and also, at least the copy I have, is of poor picture quality.)
If the company who released this could not afford to do the film justice then they really shoudn't have bothered - or maybe they don't care and just wanted to cash in on the maker of 'Hero' and 'House of Flying Daggers.'
Sadly the wait for a proper release of this superb film goes on...
The film works on many levels. On one level it's the story of a young woman who has to learn to grow up, fast, and a celebration of female independence and survival in a very traditional society. On another it's a lament for a lost generation and way of life. It's both political and personal. It is impeccably shot, and the ending, during an eclipse of the sun which is also an eclipse of everything we have seen, is heartbreaking.
If I don't give it five stars, it's because I have two criticisms.Read more ›
Set in 1930s China and narrated in flashback by the grandson of Gong Li’s 'peasant’ girl Jiu’er (known as 'Nine’) and her mercurial husband Yu (played by Jiang Weng), as a 'mythical story from folklore’, Zhang’s film (initially, at least) has an intimate and ethereal quality reminiscent of Kurosawa’s Rashomon before opening out into something with more epic qualities as it takes in the decade-long story of Gong’s 'adopted’ 'wine’-maker (the film’s title referring, in effect, to one of her ‘products’), culminating in her country’s conflict with Japan. Zhang’s film moves effortlessly from being a (frequently comic) story of societal convention (as Nine’s 'innocent’ girl is initially 'forced’ into arranged marriage with a local businessman and leper!), jealous romance, bandit assaults (at times reminiscent here of Leone) and war-time conflict, but what remains unchanging are Zhang (and cinematographer Gu Changwei’s) stunning visuals – the film’s colour palette (frequently reds) never failing to impress, whether it be for the depiction of the amazing landscapes, sunsets or fields of swaying sorghum grass.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's well-known and recommended. I expected too much. It was nevertheless entertainingPublished 16 days ago by Peter Boyce
It's about a young lady that got married to a wine maker, in Sorghum village, it's a true story, told by her grandson. Not very entertaining.Published 1 month ago by cherry b
Can very well see how this film Zhang Yimou directorial debut shaped to what has become his recent visual Masterpieces!Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Typical communist movie, but story line of the movie barely matches that of the book. Maybe the newer Red Sorghum is better?Published 15 months ago by Fiona Chang
I really enjoyed this film - worth a watch I'd say, make your own mind up.Published 20 months ago by Lisselle