Win HOU HSIAO-HSIEN: THREE FILMS 1980-1983 [Masters of Cinema] Blu-ray

Blazing Minds are proud to be able to work along with Eureka Entertainment to bring our readers the chance to win a copy of the new release of EARLY HOU HSIAO-HSIEN: THREE FILMS 1980-1983 (CUTE GIRL / THE GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME / THE BOYS FROM FENGKUEI), a two disc set of formative films by one of world cinema’s greatest directors, on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world from 16 April 2018, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series featuring a Limited Edition O-card [First 2000 copies only].

“The Green, Green Grass Home is the most nuanced, fulfilling, and recognizably HHH-esque of these early commercial works” – The CinemathequeClick To Tweet

One of world cinema’s most dynamic and highly regarded auteurs, Hou Hsiao-hsien has influenced entire generations of filmmakers and was once dubbed “one of the three directors most crucial to the future of cinema”. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present three films from early in his career, Cute Girl, The Green, Green Grass of Home and The Boys from Fengkuei, all making their worldwide debut on Blu-ray.

An essential collection of early films from one of the figureheads of Taiwanese Cinema.

Cute Girl (1980) – A young bride-to-be falls for a laid-back land surveyor whilst visiting her family in the countryside. Conceived as a commercial vehicle for popular Hong Kong singer Kenny Bee, this romantic comedy was Hou Hsiao-hsien’s debut feature.

The Green, Green Grass of Home (1982) – A substitute teacher (again played by Kenny Bee) moves to a remote village, where he falls in love with another teacher at the local school.

The Boys from Fengkuei (1983) – Three young men leave their fishing village for the city to look for work, where they face some harsh realities about growing up. The film which established Hou Hsiao-hsien as a leading figure of the Taiwanese New Wave, The Boys from Fengkuei was rapturously received in Europe and is often considered the director’s first mature masterwork.

“The film (The Boys From Fengkuei) retains a real freshness and charm” – Time OutClick To Tweet

EARLY HOU HSIAO-HSIEN: THREE FILMS 1980-1983 (Masters of Cinema) HD Trailer

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Limited Edition O-card [2000 copies – First Print Run Only]
  • 1080p presentations of all three films, across two Blu-ray discs
  • Uncompressed LPCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Video essays on all three films by Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López
  • A collector’s booklet featuring a new essay by Phillip Kemp

Win HOU HSIAO-HSIEN: THREE FILMS 1980-1983 [Masters of Cinema] Blu-ray

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Competition ends 23 April 2018, 23:59, open to UK residents only, usual Competition T&Cs apply.

EARLY HOU HSIAO-HSIEN: THREE FILMS 1980-1983, a two-disc set of formative films by one of world cinema’s greatest directors, is available on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world and can be purchased here https://amzn.to/2Ggphns.

Blazing Minds are proud to be able to work along with Eureka Entertainment to bring our readers the chance to win a copy of the new release of EARLY HOU HSIAO-HSIEN: THREE FILMS 1980-1983