Forthcoming: Goodbye, Dragon Inn

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Forthcoming: Goodbye, Dragon Inn

#1 Post by Calvin » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:26 am

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In Taipei City, a cavernous old picture palace is about to close its doors forever. A meagre audience, the remaining few staff, and perhaps even a ghost or two, watch King Hu's wuxia classic Dragon Inn - each haunted by memories and desires evoked by cinema itself.

An exquisite, wryly funny and tender tribute to the experience of movie-going, Tsai Ming-Liang's poignant love letter to cinema is one of the most beguiling and beloved dramas of modern times and is now widely regarded as a classic. Presented here in a new 4K restoration, the film is more ravishing and hypnotic than ever.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Bú sàn, 2003) presented from a brand new 4K restoration of the film.
A new and exclusive filmed interview with director Tsai Ming-Liang.
Madam Butterfly (2009, 36 mins): world home-video premiere of Tsai's remarkable modern-day interpretation of the classic story.
Booklet featuring new essays by curator and critic Tony Rayns, plus a personal appreciation by filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
New and improved English subtitle translation.
Original soundtrack in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 Stereo LPCM (24-bit)
World premiere on Blu-ray.
Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C)
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Re: Forthcoming: Goodbye, Dragon Inn

#2 Post by WmS » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:08 pm

My favorite, favorite, favorite boutique label

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Re: Forthcoming: Goodbye, Dragon Inn

#3 Post by alacal2 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:49 pm

I saw this when it played at the London Film Festival. Set predominantly in an old and less than half-empty cinema it was quite unnerving to watch what appears as a huge reflection of ourselves as the audience.

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#4 Post by zedz » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:23 pm

alacal2 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:49 pm
I saw this when it played at the London Film Festival. Set predominantly in an old and less than half-empty cinema it was quite unnerving to watch what appears as a huge reflection of ourselves as the audience.
When I first saw it (also at a festival) it was in a sparsely occupied cinema, with people restlessly coming and going (mostly going) throughout the screening. One of my perfect screening / movie confluences. (And it was raining heavily outside.)

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#5 Post by bluesforyou » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:39 pm

Do we know anything about the scan they will use?

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#6 Post by senseabove » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:33 pm

A "restored version" screened at Venice last year and was scheduled to play in the Tsai retro that was beginning to tour the east coast when COVID hit, but I can't find anything about who did it, etc.

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#7 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:35 pm

It's a 4K scan but that's the extent of what I can find about it.

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#8 Post by bluesforyou » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:36 am

Ah. Good to hear it is a new 4K scan.

Thanks for the info.

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#9 Post by senseabove » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:53 pm

Where's the best place to pre-order this release in the US?

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#10 Post by soundchaser » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:55 pm

It's not up for pre-order anywhere yet (and hasn't been officially announced outside of Second Run's newsletter), but their own website, Amazon UK, the Arrow store, and Zavvi should all have it.

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Re: Forthcoming: Goodbye, Dragon Inn

#11 Post by Calvin » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:39 pm

• Presented from a brand new 4K restoration of the film
• A new and exclusive filmed interview with director Tsai Ming-Liang
Madam Butterfly (2009, 36 mins): world home-video premiere of Tsai's remarkable modern-day interpretation of the classic story
• Booklet featuring new essays by curator and critic Tony Rayns, plus a personal appreciation by filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul
• Original soundtrack 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 Stereo LPCM (24-bit)
• World premiere on Blu-Ray
• Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C) and DVD ('0') editions

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Re: Forthcoming: Goodbye, Dragon Inn

#12 Post by Red Screamer » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:29 pm

Can anyone comment on Madam Butterfly? Sounds interesting.

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#13 Post by Maltic » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:40 pm

Great, Tsai has been really underserved in the bluray department.

No commentary or visual essay by a critic/scholar in the package. Of course, this isn't unusual when we're dealing with a living director. It's very unfortunate, though, imo. These films would really benefit.

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Re: Forthcoming: Goodbye, Dragon Inn

#14 Post by mteller » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:46 am

Red Screamer wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:29 pm
Can anyone comment on Madam Butterfly? Sounds interesting.
I've seen it but I'm afraid all I remember about it is I didn't care much for it. It's probably the Tsai film that I can recall the least, which itself might say something about it. Still, I'll watch it again when this comes out.

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#15 Post by Bikey » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:48 am

Blu-ray and DVd editions now available to pre-order at our webstore
And at Arrow Store

Amazon to follow...

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Re: Forthcoming: Goodbye, Dragon Inn

#16 Post by Bikey » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:02 am

Now availabe to pre-order via Amazon UK

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