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[DVD] Centre Stage: Limited Remastered Uncut Edition (Region-3)
[DVD] Centre Stage: Limited Remastered Uncut Edition (Region-3)
[DVD] Centre Stage: Limited Remastered Uncut Edition (Region-3)
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Product Description
Korean Title: Wan-ryeong-ok
Starring: Maggie Cheung, Carina Lau, Tony K.F. Leung 
Director: Stanley Kwan
Studio: Spectrum (Korea)
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama

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About This DVD

A film so delicate you can almost break it off in your hand, this is a stunning biography of Ruan Ling Yu, China's first real movie star, a woman who lived a "colorful" life and was dead before she was 30. Director Stanley Kwan deftly mixes his narrative with actual film clips, re-creations of lost films, interviews with survivors, and his own conversations with his cast. The result is a kaleidoscope of emotion and tragedy. Maggie Cheung is nothing less than astonishing as Ruan, and she is ably supported by Tony Leung (of Annaud's The Lover).

"Centre Stage" is set during China's silent movie era and revolves around the life of the legendary life of a gifted actress, Ruan Ling-yu. With her sensitive portrayal, Maggie Cheung Man-yuk took her story abroad and won the best actress award at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.

In the spring of 1935, silent movie star Ruan Ling-yu took her own life, shocking the world. Her funeral was attended by hundreds of thousands of mourning fans. Yuan entered the film world at the age of 16. In the short span of 9 years, she made 29 silent movies and became the idol of tens of thousands. As she rose to fame, she also rose to infamy with scandals over her private life. Her death at such an early age has given rise to much debate: did she kill herself because of her career? Or for love? In her farewell note, Yuan wrote four words - "criticism should be feared" - and gave her final condemnation on the merciless public.

Audio Format: DD 5.1 Surround, DTS
Video Format: Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic) 
Languages: Cantonese
Subtitles: English, Korean  
Country Made: Hong Kong
Region Code: 3
Year Made: 1992 
Running Time: 154
Special Features: - Original / New Edited Movie Trailer
- Movie Stills Photo Album / Slideshow
- An Interview with Stanley Kwan
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