The Chinese wuxia-martial arts-picture was never the same after King Hu’s legendary Dragon Inn. During the Ming Dynasty, the Emperor’s Minister of Defense is framed and executed by a powerful court eunuch, and his family is sent into exile and pursued by secret police. As the chase ensues, a mysterious band of strangers begins to gather at the remote Dragon Gate Inn, where paths (and swords) will cross. With its use of vast, open-air landscapes, creatively choreographed fight scenes, and innovative editing that make its protagonists appear to literally fly through the air, Dragon Inn rewrote the rules of the genre. This thrilling landmark of film history returns to the screen in a new, beautifully restored 4K digital transfer from the original film elements. DRAGON INN opens Friday, May 6th at the Film Society of Lincoln Center with national rollout to follow.
‘Dragon Inn’ Trailer
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