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RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN arrives on Blu-ray for the First Time Dec. 8 from Film Movement
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RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN arrives on Blu-ray for the First Time Dec. 8 from Film MovementIn a remote monastery in 16th century (Ming Dynasty) China, corrupt monks conspire against each other for that plum job -- Head Monk -- and control of the ultimate MacGuffin: a crumbling Buddhist scroll in RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN from legendary Touch of Zen director King Hu. One of two films (with Legend of the Mountain) made in South Korea by Wuxia master Hu -- both starring Taiwan/Hong Kong female superstar Hsu Feng (A Touch of Zen), here as the cunning “White Fox” – this martial arts classic will be released in a stunning, new 2K digital restoration on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms courtesy of Film Movement Classics.

RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN gets underway as a Buddhist abbot charged with protecting the sacred scroll of Tripitaka prepares to name his successor. An aristocrat and a general arrive at his secluded mountaintop monastery promising to help in his search, but are in fact scheming to secure the scroll for themselves. And, as they set about recommending corrupt successors, rival bands of martial artists lie in wait to steal the precious artifact. Soon, the monastery is transformed into an epic battleground for the scroll, with each player caught in a web of betrayal. Called a “remarkably photographed caper heist [featuring] intriguing battles of wits and minds” (Far East Film Festival), RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN is also the peak of director Hu’s infusion of Buddhist spiritual principles into the legacy of martial arts cinema.

BONUS FEATURES
- “Treasure of the Spirit”, a new video essay by Chinese-language film expert/author Stephen Teo
- Audio commentary by Critic and Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns
- A 16-page booklet with a new essay by New York Asian Film Festival Executive Director Samuel Jamier

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* Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Ht9GTq
* Trailer: youtube.com
* Website: filmmovement.com
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