Top China movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent House of Flying Daggers on DVD House of Flying Daggers
Synopsis
Near the end of the Tang Dynasty, police deputies Jin and Leo tangle with Mei, a dancer suspected of having ties to a revolutionary faction known as the House of Flying Daggers, which steals from the rich and gives to the poor.
Cast
Cast
Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Ziyi Zhang, Dandan Song, Hongfei Zhao, Jun Guo, Shu Zhang, Jiusheng Wang, Zhengyong Zhang, Yongxin Wang
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Martial Arts, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Romance, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Hero on DVD Hero
Synopsis
The Qin king has long been obsessed with conquering China and becoming her first Emperor, which makes him the target of three legendary assassins. Now, a nameless warrior claims to have defeated them all and recounts each confrontation for the king.
Cast
Cast
Jet Li, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang, Daoming Chen, Donnie Yen, Zhongyuan Liu, Tianyong Zheng, Yan Qin, James Hong, Ma Wen Hua, Xu Kuang Hua
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Martial Arts, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Raise the Red Lantern on DVD Raise the Red Lantern
Synopsis
After her father's death, 19-year-old Songlian marries the much older Chen Zuoqian, becoming the latest concubine in Chen's burgeoning harem and finding herself at the bottom of an oppressive hierarchy in 1920s China.
Cast
Cast
Cuifen Cao, Cao Zhengyin, Li Gong, Jingwu Ma, Jin Shuyuan, Ding Weimin, Chu Xiao, Qi Zhao, Caifei He, Cui Zhihgang
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages, Foreign Classics
Rent 2046 on DVD 2046
Synopsis
In this loose sequel to Hong Kong-based filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love, Tony Leung Chiu-wai returns as struggling writer Chow Mo-wan, but now he's a boozing womanizer who writes soft porn. Through time travel and parallel worlds, this lushly photographed romantic drama explores Mo-wan's relationships with various women, including the one he truly loves, Su Lizhen (Gong Li). 2046 premiered at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Li Gong, Takuya Kimura, Faye Wong, Ziyi Zhang, Carina Lau, Chen Chang, Wang Sum, Ping Lam Siu, Maggie Cheung
Director
Director
Kar Wai Wong
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, China, Cantonese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Flowers of War on DVD The Flowers of War
Synopsis
In 1937, as the Japanese army brutally invades the Chinese city of Nanking, an American mortician is trapped inside a western cathedral and vows to protect a group of young schoolgirls and 13 courtesans who are seeking refuge from the soldiers.
Cast
Cast
Christian Bale, Xinyi Zhang, Ni Ni, Tony Dawei, Atsuro Watabe, Paul Schneider, Tianyuan Huang, Shawn Dou, Kefan Cao, Dawei Tong
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language
Rent The Road Home on DVD The Road Home
Synopsis
In 1950s China, young country girl Zhao Di falls head over heels for her village's new schoolteacher, but the couple's courtship is cut short when the new communist government summons him for questioning during the Cultural Revolution.
Cast
Cast
Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hao Zheng, Yuelin Zhao, Bin Li, Guifa Chang, Wencheng Sung, Qi Liu, Bo Ji, Zhongxi Zhang
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Mandarin Language, China
Rent The Last Emperor on DVD The Last Emperor
Synopsis
Recounting the last years of China's Ching Dynasty through flashbacks and flash-forwards, this Oscar-winning epic charts the life of Pu Yi (John Lone) -- who ascended the throne at age 3 -- from coddled aristocrat to enlightened insurgent to ordinary citizen. Co-starring Peter O'Toole as Pu Yi's Scottish tutor and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, the lavish drama collected nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Cast
Cast
John Lone, Peter O'Toole, Victor Wong, Ying Ruocheng, Joan Chen, Dennis Dun, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Maggie Han, Ric Young, Vivian Wu, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Jade Go, Fumihiko Ikeda, Richard Vuu, Tsou Tijger
Director
Director
Bernardo Bertolucci
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Political Dramas, Epics, China, Period Pieces
Rent Red Cliff: Theatrical Version on DVD Red Cliff: Theatrical Version
Synopsis
When a warmongering prime minister advances his armies against two rival kingdoms, he unwittingly prompts his adversaries to work together, resulting in an epic battle by the sea involving more than 1 million soldiers.
Cast
Cast
Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Chen Chang, Wei Zhao, Hu Jun, Shido Nakamura, Chiling Lin, Yong You, Yong Hou
Director
Director
John Woo
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Epics, Martial Arts, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Farewell My Concubine on DVD Farewell My Concubine
Synopsis
A seemingly unshakable friendship between two Chinese opera stars gets put to the test in the face of war, a communist takeover, the Cultural Revolution and the intrusion of a woman who tempts both of them. In a plot that captures 50 years of Chinese history, the once-inseparable Duan Xiaolou (Zhang Fengyi) and Cheng Dieyi (Leslie Cheung) find themselves increasingly at odds after Xiaolou weds a lovely courtesan (Li Gong).
Cast
Cast
Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, Qi Lü, Da Ying, You Ge, Chun Li, Han Lei
Director
Director
Kaige Chen
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Foreign Dramas, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, China, Mandarin Language
Rent The King of Masks on DVD The King of Masks
Synopsis
Nearing the end of his life, Wang -- a locally renowned street performer and wizard of the venerable art of mask magic -- yearns to pass on his technique. But custom decrees that he can only hand down his craft to a male successor. Anxious to preserve his unique art, the heirless Wang buys an impoverished 8-year-old on the black market. But when the child divulges a dreaded secret, Wang faces a choice between filial love and societal tradition.
Cast
Cast
Zhigang Zhang, Zhigang Zhao, Renying Zhou, Xu Zhu
Director
Director
Tian-Ming Wu
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Red Cliff: International Version on DVD Red Cliff: International Version
Synopsis
When a warmongering prime minister (Fengyi Zhang) advances his armies against two rival kingdoms, he unwittingly prompts his adversaries (Chen Chang and Yong You) to work together in this martial arts action-adventure. The ensuing conflict culminates in the epic battle of Red Cliff, a struggle by the sea involving more than one million soldiers.
Cast
Cast
Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Chen Chang, Wei Zhao, Hu Jun, Shido Nakamura, Chiling Lin, Yong You, Yong Hou
Director
Director
John Woo
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Promise on DVD The Promise
Synopsis
A beautiful girl becomes the most powerful royal concubine in the king's palace. But after years of being pampered, she grows spoiled, and a goddess punishes her with a curse that says she will never find true love until time flows in reverse.
Cast
Cast
Cecilia Cheung, Dong-gun Jang, Hiroyuki Sanada, Nicholas Tse, Ye Liu, Hong Chen, Cheng Qian, Xiao Wei Yu
Director
Director
Kaige Chen
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Foreign, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Foreign Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi Adventure, Foreign Romance, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles on DVD Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles
Synopsis
In an effort to reconnect with his dying filmmaker son, an aging Japanese fisherman travels thousands of miles to film an important folk opera. Along the way, he develops a greater understanding of their relationship and estrangement.
Cast
Cast
Ken Takakura, Shinobu Terajima, Kiichi Nakai, Ken Nakamoto, Jiamin Li, Wen Jiang, Lin Qiu
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Drama, Foreign Dramas, Indie Dramas, China, Mandarin Language
Rent Not One Less on DVD Not One Less
Synopsis
Master Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou turns his lens on the travails of modern China's peasants. When teacher Gao (Gao Enman) leaves town for a month, 13-year old Wei (Wei Minzhi) is pressed into serving as his substitute at the school from which she just graduated. If she keeps her class intact, she will receive a bonus. But when a student leaves for the city, she follows and strives relentlessly to bring him back.
Cast
Cast
Wei Minzhi, Zhang Huike, Tian Zhenda, Gao Enman, Zhimei Sun, Yuying Feng, Fanfan Li, Yichang Zhang
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages, China, Mandarin Language
Rent The Emperor and the Assassin on DVD The Emperor and the Assassin
Synopsis
Yin Zheng (Li Xuejian), King of Qin, embarks on a brutal campaign to unite all seven Chinese kingdoms in the third century B.C. Wanting to appear invincible, Yin sends his lover, Lady Zhao (Gong Li), to her homeland to hire a killer who will intentionally botch an assassination attempt on him. Once there, Lady Zhao tries to enlist Jing Ke (Zhang Fengyi), but complications arise in this lavishly produced historical epic from China.
Cast
Cast
Li Gong, Fengyi Zhang, Li Xuejian, Zhou Sun, Xiaohe Lu, Zhiwen Wang, Benshan Zhao, Haifeng Ding, Changjiang Pan, Xun Zhou
Director
Director
Kaige Chen
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress on DVD Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Synopsis
In the midst of China's Cultural Revolution, college students Ma and Luo are sent to a Maoist rehabilitation camp in a remote mountain village to be purged of their Westernized education.
Cast
Cast
Xun Zhou, Ye Liu, Kun Chen, Shuangbao Wang, Zhijun Cong, Hong Wei Wang
Director
Director
Sijie Dai
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Seven Swords on DVD Seven Swords
Synopsis
The Manchurian emperor of the new Ching Dynasty has imposed a ban on the practice of martial arts to establish national order. But seven master swordsmen must break the law when called upon to save a village tormented by a corrupt imperial enforcer.
Cast
Cast
Chia-Liang Liu, Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Charlie Yeung, Honglei Sun, Liwu Dai, Duncan Lai, Jingwu Ma, Yi Lu, Jason Pai Piao, Michael Wong
Director
Director
Hark Tsui
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, China, Foreign Dramas, Cantonese Language, Mandarin Language, Martial Arts, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Shanghai Triad on DVD Shanghai Triad
Synopsis
Summoned by his uncle to work for a notorious drug lord, naive country boy Shuisheng is assigned to serve the boss's seductive mistress, a nightclub singer nicknamed Bjiou, in this crime drama set in 1930s Shanghai.
Cast
Cast
Li Gong, Baotian Li, Wang Xiaoxiao, Li Xuejian, Sun Chun, Fu Biao, Shu Chen, Liu Jiang, Jiang Baoying, Yang Qianquan
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Mobster, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, China, Period Pieces
Rent Kill Zone on DVD Kill Zone
Synopsis
Diagnosed with a brain tumor, a police detective decides that after years of failure, he'll do anything it takes to put a notorious crime boss behind bars, even if it means breaking the law. Joined in veteran cop Chan's (Simon Yam) mission is Officer Ma Kwan (Donnie Yen). They set out to snare the gangster Po (Sammo Hung), leaving a trail of badly beaten henchmen along the way. Martial arts ace Yen choreographed the explosive fight scenes.
Cast
Cast
Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Simon Yam, Jacky Wu, Kai Chi Liu, Ken Chang
Director
Director
Wilson Yip
Genres
Genres
Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign, China, Cantonese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Three Kingdoms on DVD Three Kingdoms
Synopsis
Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau portrays Zhao, a humble man who becomes a great warrior, rising to lead an army as his country endures a lengthy civil war. After many years, a new king sends Zhao on a final campaign to defeat the warlords for good.
Cast
Cast
Andy Lau, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Maggie Q, Vanness Wu, Andy On, Rongguang Yu, Cunxin Pu, Lung Ti, Hua Yueh, Chen Zhi Hui, Damian Lau, Timmy Hung
Director
Director
Daniel Lee
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, China
Rent A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop on DVD A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop
Synopsis
Master director Yimou Zhang tackles an adaptation of the Coen brothers' classic Blood Simple in this period dramedy full of slapstick and plot twists. When the owner of a Chinese noodle shop attempts to kill his adulterous wife, the fireworks fly. The proprietor also hopes to eliminate his wife's woebegone lover, but complications and high-flying action arise courtesy of a rampaging band of feudal soldiers and the shop's wacky employees.
Cast
Cast
Honglei Sun, Xiao Shen-Yang, Ni Yan, Dahong Ni, Ye Cheng, Mao Mao, Benshan Zhao, Julien Gaudfroy, Xiaojuan Wang
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Detective Dee & Mystery of Phantom Flame on DVD Detective Dee & Mystery of Phantom Flame
Synopsis
When unexplained spontaneous combustions kill a pair of dignitaries in 7th-century China, the nation's first female emperor, Wu Zetian calls upon the trusted Detective Dee to solve the mystery in this stylish action epic.
Cast
Cast
Andy Lau, Bingbing Li, Carina Lau, Chao Deng, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Richard Ng, Teddy Robin Kwan, Lu Yao, Jinshan Liu, Jean-Michel Casanova
Director
Director
Hark Tsui
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Martial Arts, Fantasy, Mystery, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Last Train Home on DVD Last Train Home
Synopsis
Documentarian Lixin Fan follows a couple who, like 130 million other Chinese peasants, left their rural village for work in the city, leaving their children to be raised by grandparents, returning only once a year on an arduous 1,000-mile journey.
Cast
Cast
Changhua Zhan, Suqin Chen, Qin Zhang, Yang Zhang, Tingsui Tang
Director
Director
Lixin Fan
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, China, Mandarin Language
Rent The Blue Kite on DVD The Blue Kite
Synopsis
This critically acclaimed award-winner, banned in China for its harshly realistic portrayal of life under Chairman Mao, is an epic look at recent Chinese history and how politics affect personal lives. The film follows young Tietou growing up in the midst of the Cultural Revolution, watching colleagues denounce each other and neighbors spy on one another. Soon, Tietou's family and friends -- and even Tietou -- get caught in the violent upheaval.
Cast
Cast
Xiaoying Song, Quanxin Pu, Quanzhong Chu, Wenyao Zhang, Ping Zhong, Xiaoman Chen
Director
Director
Zhuangzhuang Tian
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Zhou Yu's Train on DVD Zhou Yu's Train
Synopsis
This captivating movie directed by Zhou Sun shows just how circuitous the path to true love can be. Zhou Yu (Gong Li), a painter, lives hundreds of miles away from her paramour, a poet, Chen Qing (Tony Leung Ka Fai), who toils at a library. To see him, she must take a long train ride, which she doesn't mind. That is, until she meets Zhang Qiang, a hard-bitten veterinarian who makes her put the only love she knows on the line. But is it worth it?
Cast
Cast
Li Gong, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Honglei Sun, Zhixiong Li
Director
Director
Zhou Sun
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Duel on DVD The Duel
Synopsis
Two master swordsmen arrange a duel on the roof of China's Forbidden City in this martial-arts fantasy. Eight witnesses will be admitted to the battle, and imperial agent Dragon 9 must choose them. In the process, he discovers evidence of a conspiracy that could threaten the life of the emperor himself. In this Hong Kong-style adventure, the action veers from wacky to passionate, providing stunning visuals along the way.
Cast
Cast
Andy Lau, Nick Cheung, Ekin Cheng, Zao Wei
Director
Director
Wai-keung Lau
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Martial Arts, China, Cantonese Language, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Still Life on DVD Still Life
Synopsis
Two couples reunite amid the construction of a new neighborhood along the Yangtze River near the old city of Fengjie, which is now under water after the opening of the Three Gorges Dam. After 16 years apart, Han Sanming returns to look for his ex-wife, while Shen Hong has come back in search of her husband who's been away for more than two years. Like the submerged city, the couples must decide what's worth saving and what's best left behind.
Cast
Cast
Tao Zhao, Zhou Lan, Sanming Han, Li Zhen Ma, Hong Wei Wang, Kai Chen, Ronghu Chen, Jian Chieng, Bing Li Zhu, Hai Yu Xiang, Yong Huang, Ming Wang Luo
Director
Director
Zhang Ke Jia
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Romantic Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Mandarin Language, China
Rent City of Life and Death on DVD City of Life and Death
Synopsis
Director Chuan Lu pulls off a rare feat by providing a clear-eyed drama about an event in Chinese-Japanese history -- the 1937 Rape of Nanking following that city's capture by Japan -- that still casts a shadow over relations between the countries. Shot in black and white, the film chronicles the six-week period through the eyes of multiple characters -- including a Japanese soldier, a refugee camp supervisor, a resistance fighter and others.
Cast
Cast
Ye Liu, Yuanyuan Gao, Hideo Nakaizumi, Wei Fan, Yiyan Jiang, Ryu Kohata, Bin Liu, Yuko Miyamoto, John Paisley, Beverly Peckous, Lan Qin
Director
Director
Chuan Lu
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language
Rent The Sorcerer and the White Snake on DVD The Sorcerer and the White Snake
Synopsis
After herbalist Xu Xian weds a woman who saved him from drowning, he discovers that she's an incarnation of the 1,000-year-old Madame White Snake. Desperate to escape his monstrous new wife, Xu Xian turns to the demon-fighting sorcerer Fa Hai.
Cast
Cast
Jet Li, Shengyi Huang , Raymond Lam, Charlene Choi, Zhang Wen, Vivian Hsu, Miriam Yeung Chin Wah, Kar-Ying Law, Wu Jiang, Chapman To
Director
Director
Siu-tung Ching
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Martial Arts, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mandarin Language, China
Rent True Legend on DVD True Legend
Synopsis
When a powerful cabal in China's Qing Dynasty conspires to ruin their wealthy rival, Su Qi-Er, they don't stop until he is driven to the streets and stripped of his home, his money and his standing among men.
Cast
Cast
Wenzhuo Zhao, Xun Zhou, Andy On, Xiaodong Guo, Jay Chou, Michelle Yeoh, David Carradine, Gordon Liu, Xiaogang Feng, Luxia Jiang, Ka-Yan Leung, Will Liu
Director
Director
Yuen Woo-ping
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Martial Arts, Action Thrillers, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Tuya's Marriage on DVD Tuya's Marriage
Synopsis
Injured and unable to care for her children and disabled husband, Bater, strong-willed Tuya decides to divorce and find a new husband. With Bater's blessings, Tuya sets her mind to finding a man who will agree to care for her and her entire family.
Cast
Cast
Yu Nan, Bater, Sen'ge, Zhaya
Director
Director
Quan'an Wang
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Romantic Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, China, Mandarin Language
Rent The Story of Qiu Ju on DVD The Story of Qiu Ju
Synopsis
Gong Li delivers a superbly nuanced performance as the titular heroine in director Yimou Zhang's droll take on the absurdities of bureaucratic impotency. Set in a remote Chinese province, the film follows pregnant peasant Qui Ju on her resolute quest for justice after the village elder kicks her husband in the family jewels. Merely seeking an apology from the stubborn chief, Qui Ju soon gets caught in the cogs of an exasperating legal system.
Cast
Cast
Li Gong, Lei Lao Sheng, Peiqi Liu, Liuchun Yang, Kesheng Lei, Zhijun Ge, Wanqing Zhu, Luowen Cui, Huiqin Yang, Jianfa Wang, Zi Lin, Jun Ye
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, China, Foreign Art House, Foreign Regions
Rent Mountain Patrol: Kekexili on DVD Mountain Patrol: Kekexili
Synopsis
In the remote mountains of Tibet, a team of volunteer rangers struggles against all odds to save the endangered Tibetan antelope. This remarkable true story pits the determined mountain patrol against a band of ruthless poachers who move like spirits across the massive Kekexili wildlife reserve. And if do-gooders stand in the way of their hunt for the elusive antelope, these gun-toting outlaws won't hesitate to shoot patrolmen.
Cast
Cast
Duobuji, Zhang Lei, Qi Liang, Xueying Zhao, Ma Zhanlin
Director
Director
Chuan Lu
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Dramas, China, Cantonese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Kung-Fu Master on DVD Kung-Fu Master
Synopsis
To protect innocent lives, a brave warrior refuses acceptance into a mighty kung fu master alliance and instead boldly stands against them. With his life on the line, he fights furiously to overcome legions of enemies and deceptive death traps. Directed by Dou Xiao, this enthralling epic, which touches on themes of honor, courage and loyalty, features dazzling fight choreography and suspenseful stunts.
Cast
Cast
Biao Yuen, Ka-Yan Leung, Ji Chunhua, Yang Lu, Yuan Wu, Gao Jia, Sha Zuezhou, Yao Jieyuan, Zhange Wei
Director
Director
Dou Xiao
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Martial Arts, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Blood Brothers on DVD Blood Brothers
Synopsis
This highly stylized gangster film set in 1930s Shanghai follows three friends from a poor fishing village who travel to the big city in search of their fortune. What they find, however, is a seductive criminal underworld that tests their values.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Wu, Ye Liu, Qi Shu, Tony Yang, Lu Lu
Director
Director
Alexi Tan
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent 1911 on DVD 1911
Synopsis
In early 20th-century China, a man schooled in the ways of modern warfare returns from a stay in Japan to unite his splintering country. But going up against the well-armed Qing Dynasty presents a challenge of epic proportions.
Cast
Cast
Jackie Chan, Winston Chao, Bingbing Li, Chun Sun, Joan Chen, Wu Jiang, Jaycee Chan, Ge Hu, Jing Ning, Shaoqun Yu, Jiadong Xing
Director
Director
Jackie Chan, Li Zhang
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Mulan: Rise of a Warrior on DVD Mulan: Rise of a Warrior
Synopsis
When her aging father is called into the army during an invasion, Hua Mulan disguises herself as a man and takes his place. In the process, she proves to be a skilled warrior and a valuable asset to the Chinese army.
Cast
Cast
Wei Zhao, Jaycee Chan, Rongguang Yu, Kun Chen, Jiao Xu, Hu Jun, Vitas, Zhou Sun
Director
Director
Jingle Ma, Wei Dong
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Action & Adventure, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Dramas, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, China, Mandarin Language, Period Pieces
Rent Flying Swords of Dragon Gate on DVD Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
Synopsis
As the Ming Dynasty ends, ruthless warlord Yu tightens his grip on China, while Zhao Huai'an and his men meet at the Dragon Gate Inn to plan rebellion. As Zhao prepares for battle, a sandstorm that returns once every 60 years will change his destiny.
Cast
Cast
Jet Li, Kun Chen, Siu-Wong Fan, Xun Zhou, Gwei Lun-Mei, Yuchun Li, Mavis Fan, Gordon Liu, Chien Sheng
Director
Director
Hark Tsui
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Martial Arts, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Bodyguards and Assassins on DVD Bodyguards and Assassins
Synopsis
On the eve of the Chinese Revolution that will overthrow the Qing Dynasty, the founder of modern China, Sun Yat-sen, faces an assassination attempt. It's up to a group of the world's top kung fu masters to keep him safe. Directed by Teddy Chan, this action-packed, fictionalized retelling of historical events features a host of Hong Kong and Chinese stars, including Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Nicholas Tse, Xueqi Wang, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Simon Yam.
Cast
Cast
Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Xueqi Wang, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Nicholas Tse, Hu Jun, Yuchun Li, Eric Tsang, Simon Yam, Bingbing Fan, Cung Le, Bo-Chieh Wang, Yun Zhou
Director
Director
Teddy Chan
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Police Story 2 on DVD Police Story 2
Synopsis
A gangster vows revenge on Inspector Chan (Jackie Chan, who also directs), now demoted to a traffic cop as a reprimand for his reckless actions in the line of duty. As the vendetta escalates, a new menace arises, and Chan must stop extortionists threatening public buildings. For Chan, the crisis becomes more explosive when his girlfriend, May (Maggie Cheung), gets caught in the bombers' crosshairs.
Cast
Cast
Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Bill Tung
Director
Director
Jackie Chan
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Martial Arts, China, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Regions
Rent Jackie Chan: Kung Fu Master on DVD Jackie Chan: Kung Fu Master
Synopsis
Kung fu master Jackie Chan stars as himself in this feel-good story about a 15-year-old Chinese martial arts student (Yishan Zhang) who seeks out the world-famous movie star for fighting lessons. But tracking down Chan proves to be the challenge of a lifetime. In the process of looking for Jackie, he finds far more shenanigans than he expected! This comic actioner also includes cameos from Bing Bai, Jing-wei Tu and Di Yao.
Cast
Cast
Yishan Zhang, Jackie Chan, Qixing Aisin-Gioro, Bing Bai, Ke-Yu Guo, Yihong Jiang, Jing-wei Tu, Wai Lam, Di Yao
Director
Director
Gangliang Fang, Ping Jiang
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Comedies, Martial Arts, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Little Big Soldier on DVD Little Big Soldier
Synopsis
Jackie Chan stars as a grizzled veteran who kidnaps a young enemy general, then escorts him on a long journey to collect a reward, in this comic martial arts extravaganza set in the days of ancient China.
Cast
Cast
Jackie Chan, Leehom Wang, Rongguang Yu, Ken Lo, Sung-jun Yoo, Lin Peng, Baoqiang Wang, Xiao Dong Mei, Yue Wu, Jun He, Yuming Du, Niansong Jing
Director
Director
Sheng Ding
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Comedies, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Please Vote For Me on DVD Please Vote For Me
Synopsis
Though China's government is Communist, the third grade election for the prestigious position of Class Monitor at the Evergreen Primary School in Wuhan is being decided by a democratic vote. In this enlightening documentary, filmmaker Weijun Chen captures all the action as the three candidates -- two boys and a girl -- go all out to win: performing in a talent show, debating each other and delivering speeches to their classmates.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Weijun Chen
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Languages
Rent Aftershock on DVD Aftershock
Synopsis
A mother forced to make a devastating choice saves the life of her son and leaves his twin sister, Fang Deng, to die in the rubble of China's 1976 earthquake. This epic follows Fang Deng's struggles to rebuild her life after surviving the trauma.
Cast
Cast
Fan Xu, Jingchu Zhang, Li Chen, Zi-feng Zhang, Jiajun Zhang, Yi Lu, Guoqiang Zhang, Daoming Chen, Jin Chen
Director
Director
Xiaogang Feng
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language
Rent Lost in Beijing on DVD Lost in Beijing
Synopsis
From one of China's most celebrated female directors, Yu Li's provocative drama, set against the hustle and bustle of the country's booming capital, explores the complicated relationship between three women and two men, all entangled in a web of sex, desire, jealousy and revenge. Distinguished by stellar performances, the darkly comic film stars Tony Leung Ka Fai, Bingbing Fan, Elaine Jin and Dawei Tong.
Cast
Cast
Tony Leung Ka Fai, Bingbing Fan, Dawei Tong, Elaine Jin, Meihuizi Zeng, Zhenjiang Bao, Li Fang
Director
Director
Yu Li
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Electric Shadows on DVD Electric Shadows
Synopsis
After a bicycle collision leaves Mao with a lump on his head, he promises the girl he hit that he'll care for her fish while she recuperates. When he stumbles across her diary, he learns the truth about her past, which rekindles his love of cinema.
Cast
Cast
Xia Yu, Jiang Yihong, Jiang Shan, Niu Zhenhua, Qi Zhongyang, Li Haibin, Zhang Yijing, Wang Zhengjia, Xia Yuqing, Zhenhua, Zhang Haoqi, Guan Xiaotong
Director
Director
Jiang Xiao
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language
Rent Let the Bullets Fly on DVD Let the Bullets Fly
Synopsis
In this comedic Western set in 1920s China, outlaw Zhang hijacks a train carrying the governor and a whole lot of loot. When the train derails, Zhang hatches a scheme to impersonate the governor with the help of the official's shady assistant.
Cast
Cast
Yun-Fat Chow, Xiaogang Feng, Kun Chen, Carina Lau, Wen Jiang, You Ge, Wu Jiang, Hu Jun, Yun Zhou
Director
Director
Wen Jiang
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Action Comedies, Westerns, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Comedies, Mandarin Language, China, Period Pieces
Rent Empire of Silver on DVD Empire of Silver
Synopsis
This sprawling epic centers on the exploits of a banking dynasty -- headed by patriarch Master Kang -- that controls much of China's wealth at the end of the 19th century, amid political upheaval, romantic rivalries and revolution.
Cast
Cast
Aaron Kwok, Tielin Zhang, Lei Hao, Jennifer Tilly, Lantian Chang, Zhicheng Ding, Shih Chieh King, Jonathan Kos-Read, Zhong Lü
Director
Director
Christina Yao
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Journey to the West on DVD Journey to the West
Synopsis
Stephen Chow's unique take on a Chinese literary classic boasts eye-popping effects and wicked humor as Chen Xuanzang, who fights evil with love and nursery rhymes, clashes with Duan, a showy female warrior who's in it for the thrill of the hunt.
Cast
Cast
Qi Shu, Zhang Wen, Bo Huang, Show Lo, Shing-Cheung Lee, Bingqiang Chen, Sihan Cheng, Chiu Chi-ling, Chrissie Chow
Director
Director
Stephen Chow
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Comedies, Martial Arts, Adventures, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, China
Rent The World on DVD The World
Synopsis
Director Zhang Ke Jia's first big-budget feature revolves around the tumultuous love affair between two workers at a Chinese theme park -- Tao (Tao Zhao), a dancer who performs extravagant shows, and Taisheng (Taisheng Chen), a patrol officer who can't stay true to her. Through their story, the audience gets an inside look at the heartbreaking lives of the poor men and women who rely on this example of consumerism to eke out a living.
Cast
Cast
Tao Zhao, Taisheng Chen, Zhong-wei Jiang, Jue Jing, Yi-qun Wang
Director
Director
Zhang Ke Jia
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Summer Palace on DVD Summer Palace
Synopsis
Beijing students and lovers Yu Hong (Lei Hao) and Zhou Wei (Xiaodong Guo) are torn apart during student pro-democracy demonstrations, and Zhou flees to the country. Years later, haunted by the memory of Yu, Zhou returns to China to find his true love. But has their love survived the intervening years of political and personal turmoil? Directed by Ye Lou, this atmospheric drama also features Xueyun Bai, Lin Cui and Long Duan.
Cast
Cast
Xueyun Bai, Xianmin Zhang, Lin Cui, Chi Le, Long Duan, Ling Hu, Xiaodong Guo, Lei Hao
Director
Director
Ye Lou
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Red Cherry on DVD Red Cherry
Synopsis
Two Chinese students studying in Moscow at the outbreak of World War II are caught up in the cruelties of war when the Nazis invade Russia. Chuchu, a 13-year-old girl, is captured when the German forces occupy her youth summer camp. Back in Moscow, Luo, a 12-year-old boy, delivers casualty reports to Russian soldiers' families. This heartbreaking true story uses Mandarin, Russian and German dialogue to convey a sense of realism.
Cast
Cast
Guo Ke-Yu, Xu Xiaoli
Director
Director
Zhang Li
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Mandarin Language, China, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent A World Without Thieves on DVD A World Without Thieves
Synopsis
A pair of world-class grifters swindle a businessman out of his BMW and head to the countryside to plan their next move. But the two soon find themselves at odds -- until a chance encounter with an artless carpenter changes everything.
Cast
Cast
Rene Liu, Andy Lau, You Ge, Baoqiang Wang, Bingbing Li
Director
Director
Xiaogang Feng
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Languages, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions, China
Rent Tai Chi Zero on DVD Tai Chi Zero
Synopsis
This fantasy epic narrates the furious conflict between a Tai Chi master and a marauding army of soldiers armed with powerful steam-driven machines. Although many view Yang Luchan as a fool, his unique powers may be all that can stop the invaders.
Cast
Cast
Yuan Xiaochao, Qi Shu, Daniel Wu, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Angelababy, Eddie Peng, Shaofeng Feng , Jade Xu
Director
Director
Stephen Fung
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Martial Arts, Action Comedies, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Mongolian Ping Pong on DVD Mongolian Ping Pong
Synopsis
After the arrival of an ordinary ping-pong ball in a small Mongolian village, Bilike and his friends attempt to decipher the mysterious origin of the object, traveling to distant lands in search of the ball's source. Their journey eventually leads them to Beijing, China, a far cry from their remote homeland. Director Hao Ning's charming comedy -- filled with wonder and discovery -- transports viewers to the eternal landscape of the endless steppe.
Cast
Cast
Hurichabilike, Geliban, Badema, Yidexinnaribu, Dawa
Director
Director
Hao Ning
Genres
Genres
Foreign, China, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Regions
Rent Purple Butterfly on DVD Purple Butterfly
Synopsis
In Manchuria, Itami (Toru Nakamura), who's Japanese, falls in love with Cynthia (Ziyi Zhang), a beautiful Chinese girl, but dangerous politics threaten to keep the lovers apart. Their happiness ends when Itami returns home for military service. Three years later, Shanghai is occupied by Japan. Unaware that Itami is in Shanghai working for Yamamato, the head of Japan's secret service, Cynthia joins a covert group with plans to kill Yamamoto.
Cast
Cast
Ziyi Zhang, Ye Liu, Yuanzheng Feng, Toru Nakamura, Bingbing Li, Kin Ei
Director
Director
Ye Lou
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Mandarin Language, Political Dramas, Foreign Dramas, China, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Empire of Assassins on DVD Empire of Assassins
Synopsis
When tragic events claim the lives of his family, a vengeful man lays his grief aside and sets his sights on the man responsible, never realizing that the enemy he seeks is his brother.
Cast
Cast
Miu Tse, Li Yuan, Xie Miao, Sun Huining
Director
Director
Dou Xiao
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Martial Arts, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Devils on the Doorstep on DVD Devils on the Doorstep
Synopsis
One night, peasant Ma Dasan becomes -- at gunpoint -- the custodian of two Japanese prisoners: one a rabid soldier and the other his self-preserving translator. When the gunman doesn't return, Dasan faces a dilemma: Slay his captives or free them?
Cast
Cast
Wen Jiang, Hongbo Jiang, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ding Yuan, Zhijun Cong, Zi Xi, Haibin Li, Kenya Sawada, Weidong Cai, Lianmei Chen
Director
Director
Wen Jiang
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Comedy, Foreign Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Mandarin Language, China
Rent If You Are the One on DVD If You Are the One
Synopsis
After striking it rich with an idiotic invention, Qin Fen (You Ge) turns his ingenuity to online dating. Following a string of wild blind dates, he meets Smiley (Qi Shu), a gorgeous flight attendant who's way out of his league. But another chance encounter leads the duo on a surprise trip to beautiful Hokkaido, Japan, where an unlikely bond begins to blossom in this wildly popular romantic comedy from writer-director Xiaogang Feng.
Cast
Cast
You Ge, Qi Shu, Wei Fan, Alex Fong, Vivian Hsu, Yuanzheng Feng, Ke Hu, Xiao Che, Gong Xinliang, He Jiayi
Director
Director
Xiaogang Feng
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, China, Foreign Romance, Mandarin Language
Rent Tai Chi Hero on DVD Tai Chi Hero
Synopsis
Picking up where the off-kilter Tai Chi Hero Zero ended, this sequel follows Yang Lu Chan's training under his master and new bride, Yu Niang. His new kung fu skills come in handy when Yu's brother launches an insidious plot against their village.
Cast
Cast
Yuan Xiaochao, Qi Shu, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Angelababy, Eddie Peng, Daniel Wu, Biao Yuen, Stephen Fung, Peter Stormare
Director
Director
Stephen Fung
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Martial Arts, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Sword Masters: Two Champions of Shaolin on DVD Sword Masters: Two Champions of Shaolin
Synopsis
Shaolin warrior Tung Chien-chen (Meng Lo) is injured in battle against the hated Wu Tang clan, and nursed back to health by a knife-throwing master. As he recovers, Tung learns this deadly art, and also falls in love with his teacher's daughter. But when a Wu Tang attack disrupts the young lovers' wedding, Tung must put his new skill to use as he seeks revenge, in this martial arts classic from director Cheh Chang.
Cast
Cast
Meng Lo, Sheng Chiang, Li Wang, Feng Lu, Siu-hou Chin, Tat-wah Cho, Yu Hsiao, Chung Kwan, Chien Sun, Hsueh-erh Wen
Director
Director
Cheh Chang
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Martial Arts, Foreign Action & Adventure, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Twin Daggers on DVD Twin Daggers
Synopsis
A shady Los Angeles martial arts assassin (Rhett Giles) is hired by a beautiful woman (Coco Su) to avenge the death of her parents, who were killed by her evil twin sister. But when the hit man tracks down his target, he finds himself strangely attracted to her. Trapped between his heart and his duty, he ultimately faces a shattering new revelation. Joey Covington and Veronica Bero co-star in this thrilling martial arts bonanza set in the 1930s.
Cast
Cast
Veronica Bero, Vasilios Elovalis, Rhett Giles, CoCo Su Jin, Joey Covington, Yang Zhi-Ying, Huang Kai-Sen
Director
Director
Chan Kwan-Hau
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Martial Arts, China, Foreign Regions
Rent 14 Blades on DVD 14 Blades
Synopsis
In the age of the Ming Dynasty, Qinlong is the best of the emperor's elite assassin squad known as the Jinyiwei. When evil court eunuch Jia deposes the sovereign, Qinlong is called to action. But he's soon betrayed, becoming a hunted man.
Cast
Cast
Donnie Yen, Wei Zhao, Chun Wu, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Kate Tsui, Yuwu Qi
Director
Director
Daniel Lee
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Ocean Heaven on DVD Ocean Heaven
Synopsis
With the kind help of friends and neighbors, widower and aquarium worker Sam Wong (Jet Li) shares a contented life with his autistic 22-year-old son, David (Lunmei Kwai) -- until Sam learns that he has a terminal illness that will soon leave David orphaned. Now, the doting father begins a quest to ensure that his boy will be loved and cared for after his death. Xiao Lu Xue directs this touching drama.
Cast
Cast
Jet Li, Gwei Lun-Mei, Chen Rui, Zhang Wen, Yuanyuan Zhu, Yuanyuan Gao
Director
Director
Xiao Lu Xue
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language
Rent Suzhou River on DVD Suzhou River
Synopsis
The Suzhou River that flows through Shanghai is a reservoir of chaos and poverty, but also a meeting place for memories and secrets. This tale -- of a woman named Marda who falls in love with a dramatically beautiful young woman named Moudan --- reveals the river as a Chinese Styx in which forgotten stories and mysteries are revealed.
Cast
Cast
Xun Zhou, Hongshen Jia, Zhongkai Hua, Anlian Yao, An Nai
Director
Director
Ye Lou
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, China, Foreign Romance, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages, Crime Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent Special ID on DVD Special ID
Synopsis
Detective Chen, working undercover in a triad gang, is paired with by-the-book Fang Jing, who takes a dim view of Chen's cavalier style. If they don't kill each other first, this odd couple could take down one of Hong Kong's biggest criminals.
Cast
Cast
Donnie Yen, Tian Jing, Andy On, Hanyu Zhang, Ronald Cheng, Collin Chou, Terence Yin, Qi Daji
Director
Director
Clarence Fok
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Martial Arts, Crime Action, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Back to 1942 on DVD Back to 1942
Synopsis
At the height of World War II, millions of rural Chinese refugees embark on a desperate journey to escape a widespread provincial famine. Fraught with danger, their trek soon begins to erode the invisible lines separating cultures and classes.
Cast
Cast
Adrien Brody, Tim Robbins, Daoming Chen, Fan Xu, Hanyu Zhang, Alec Su, Guoli Zhang, Wei Fan, Li Xuejian
Director
Director
Xiaogang Feng
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, China, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Springtime in a Small Town on DVD Springtime in a Small Town
Synopsis
Less than a year after Japanese troops withdraw from China at the end of World War II, Yuwen remains despondent within the confines of her small, ravaged town. Her ailing husband, Dai Liyan, sleeps in a separate bed (in a separate room), and the couple has long given up the thought of having children. Enter Zhang Zhichen, Dai Liyan's old friend from college, who falls in love with Yuwen. The Dai household will never be the same again.
Cast
Cast
Jingfan Hu, Jun Wu, Bai Qing Xin, Xiao Keng Ye, Si Si Lu
Director
Director
Zhuangzhuang Tian
Genres
Genres
Foreign, China, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Legend of Bruce Lee on DVD The Legend of Bruce Lee
Synopsis
Exploding on screen with flying fists galore, this biographical series follows martial arts legend Bruce Lee (Kwok-Kwan Chan) from his childhood in Hong Kong, through his breakout success in American movies, to his untimely death at only 32 years old. Originally filmed for Chinese television, the program offers insight into Lee's off-screen life as an instructor, philosopher and dedicated family man.
Cast
Cast
Kwok-Kwan Chan, Michelle Lang, Michael Jai White, Mark Dacascos, Gary Daniels, Luoyong Wang, Traci Ann Wolfe, Ray Park, Van Dam Yannick
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Television, China, Mandarin Language
Rent Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon on DVD Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon
Synopsis
Detective Dee's first assignment with the Imperial police finds the city gripped in fear of sea monsters, which is only the beginning. Dee's investigation turns up more earthbound -- but no less deadly -- threats from the highest corridors of power.
Cast
Cast
Mark Chao, Shaofeng Feng , Angelababy, Carina Lau, Gengxin Lin, Kun Chen, Dong Hu, Chien Sheng
Director
Director
Hark Tsui
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Martial Arts, Fantasy, Mystery, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, China
Rent The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman on DVD The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman
Synopsis
This outlandish action-comedy follows three stories, each involving a kitchen cleaver forged from the swords of legendary warriors. One swordsman wields the cleaver in battle; a chef uses it to prepare a feast; and a butcher uses it to get even.
Cast
Cast
Masanobu Andô, You Benchang, Liu Xiaoye, Ashton Xu, Kitty Zhang Yuqi, Mi Dan
Director
Director
Wu Ershan
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Comedies, China, Mandarin Language
Rent A Touch of Sin on DVD A Touch of Sin
Synopsis
Weaving together four stories of people living in different Chinese provinces, this drama follows a miner protesting corruption, a migrant worker with a gun, a factory drone always drifting to a new job and a receptionist who's been assaulted.
Cast
Cast
Wu Jiang, Vivien Li, Lanshan Luo, Baoqiang Wang, Jia-yi Zhang, Tao Zhao
Director
Director
Zhang Ke Jia
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Blind Mountain on DVD Blind Mountain
Synopsis
The promise of a good-paying job lures a young Chinese woman into a horrifying predicament in this drama. College student Bai Xuemei (Lu Huang) awakens in a remote village to find she's been sold into a marriage that is slavery in disguise. Her resistance to the repulsive "husband" and his family only results in beatings and rape. With hope running out and allies few, Bai undertakes one final dramatic stand against her oppressors.
Cast
Cast
Lu Huang, Yang Youan, Zhang Yuli, He Yunle, Jia Yinggao, Zhang Youping
Director
Director
Yang Li
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, China
Rent The Assassins on DVD The Assassins
Synopsis
In 198 B.C., Cao Cao, prime minister of the Han Dynasty, ventures to the east and defeats China's greatest warrior, Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, Cao crowns himself King of Wei.
Cast
Cast
Yun-Fat Chow, Yifei Liu, Hiroshi Tamaki, Alec Su, Ni Yan, Roy Cheung, Dahong Ni, Nie Yuan
Director
Director
Linshan Zhao
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, China, Period Pieces
Rent Sacrifice on DVD Sacrifice
Synopsis
When the Zhao family is massacred at the hands of a ruthless general, a doctor and his wife take in the clan's only surviving member, a baby boy. But in the process, their own infant son is killed.
Cast
Cast
You Ge, Xueqi Wang, Fengyi Zhang, Xiaoming Huang, Bingbing Fan, Hai Qing, William Wang, Wenzhuo Zhao
Director
Director
Kaige Chen
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, China, Period Pieces
Rent Drug War on DVD Drug War
Synopsis
When an illegal-drug manufacturer gets arrested after a wild attempt to evade capture, police captain Zhang Lei senses an opportunity. But after convincing the man to betray his own cronies, Zhang wonders if he's not the one being played.
Cast
Cast
Honglei Sun, Louis Koo, Huang Yi, Gao Yungxiang, Wallace Chung, Hoi-pang Lo, Guangjie Li, Taisheng Chen, Tao Guo, Xin Gao, Michelle Ye, Suet Lam, Siu-Fai Cheung, Ka Tung Lam
Director
Director
Johnnie To
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Crime Action, Crime Thrillers, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Thrillers, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Soundless Wind Chime on DVD Soundless Wind Chime
Synopsis
Struggling after emigrating from mainland China to Hong Kong, Ricky begins a tumultuous romance with Pascal, a Swiss expat and petty crook. Years later, Ricky travels to Switzerland to find his former lover, but instead falls for a dead ringer.
Cast
Cast
Yulai Lu, Bernhard Bulling, Wong Siu Ying, Hannes Lindenblatt, Gilles Tschudi
Director
Director
Wing Kit Hung
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Indie LGBT, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Foreign LGBT, China
Rent Perhaps Love on DVD Perhaps Love
Synopsis
Blurring reality and fantasy, this lavish romance concerns a love triangle between a leading actress and her director during the making of a movie musical. Ironically, the film within the film tells a similar tale.
Cast
Cast
Takeshi Kaneshiro, Xun Zhou, Jacky Cheung, Jin-hee Ji, Eric Tsang, Sandra Ng Kwan Yue
Director
Director
Peter Chan
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Musicals, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Unknown Pleasures on DVD Unknown Pleasures
Synopsis
In a small, impoverished Chinese city in the remote Shanxi province close to the Mongolian border, two 19-year-olds, Bin Bin and Xiao Ji, are heavily influenced by American culture and the shifting prospects of their own immediate pleasure. They drink Coke, chain-smoke cigarettes, covet U.S. dollars, talk excitedly about Hollywood movies such as Pulp Fiction and dance to Western-style music at the local club. Think a Chinese version of Slackers.
Cast
Cast
Qiong Wu, Wei Wei Zhao, Hong Wei Wang, Tao Zhao, Qing Feng Zhou
Director
Director
Zhang Ke Jia
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Dangerous Liaisons on DVD Dangerous Liaisons
Synopsis
Two experts in seduction, Mo Jieyu and her ex-lover Xie Yifan, decide to entertain themselves with a wager involving the innocent beauty Du Fenyu. But when Xie begins falling in love with Du, the cruel erotic game begins to backfire on the players.
Cast
Cast
Ziyi Zhang, Dong-gun Jang, Cecilia Cheung, Lisa Lu, Shawn Dou
Director
Director
Hur Jin-ho
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Mandarin Language, China
Rent 24 City on DVD 24 City
Synopsis
From director Zhang Ke Jia comes this drama about changing times in Chengdu, China, where state-owned factory 420 is closed by the government to make way for a high-end apartment complex called 24 City. The film tells the story through the lens of several distinctive characters, from factory workers to executives to the newly monied, who are all affected in different ways by the newfound dynamism and economic growth of their nation.
Cast
Cast
Jianbin Chen, Joan Chen, Lu Liping, Tao Zhao
Director
Director
Zhang Ke Jia
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Art House, China, Mandarin Language
Rent Badges of Fury on DVD Badges of Fury
Synopsis
When a series of eerie murders erupts across Hong Kong, two cops are assigned to the case. Young maverick Wang is a reckless risk taker, and grizzled vet Huang is fed up with cleaning up the rookie's messes.
Cast
Cast
Jet Li, Zhang Wen, Michelle Chen, Cecilia Liu, Yan Liu, Raymond Lam, Stephen Fung, Siu-Lung Leung, Jacky Wu, Ka-Yan Leung, Collin Chou
Director
Director
Wong Tsz Ming
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Comedies, Crime Action, Martial Arts, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Shaolin vs. The Devil's Omen on DVD Shaolin vs. The Devil's Omen
Synopsis
Martial-arts superstar Donnie Yen squares off against Mr. 666 -- better known as Old Scratch to the rest of us -- in this action-packed, supernatural, kung-fu masterpiece. Get out the liniment and the smelling salts because there's plenty of butt kicking (not to mention flying fists galore) when these two formidable adversaries mix it up in a righteous battle of good vs. the darkest evil. Who will prevail?
Cast
Cast
Donnie Yen
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Martial Arts, Foreign Action & Adventure, China, Foreign Regions
Rent The Golden Lotus: Love and Desire on DVD The Golden Lotus: Love and Desire
Synopsis
Jin-Lian marries her beloved, Simon, but learns he is liaising with another woman, Ping-Er. In a no-holds-barred attempt to win his devotion, the two women embark on a physical and emotional sparring match that only one of them can win. Jealously, lust and forbidden love culminate into a devastating and life-altering drama. From writer-director Han Hsiang Li comes this film based on the banned erotic Chinese novella of the same name.
Cast
Cast
Fong Yak-Ting
Director
Director
Han Hsiang Li
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, China, Cantonese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Guillotines on DVD The Guillotines
Synopsis
Once used by the emperor to quash all opposition, a secret squad of assassins known as the Guillotines falls out of favor when a new monarch takes the throne. Deemed expendable, the Guillotines soon end up with a price on their heads.
Cast
Cast
Xiaoming Huang, Ethan Juan, Purba Rgyal, Tian Gao, Yi Wei Zhou, Boran Jing, Peng Guo, Yuchun Li, Yu Wang, Vivien Li
Director
Director
Wai-keung Lau
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Martial Arts, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Sword Stained With Royal Blood on DVD Sword Stained With Royal Blood
Synopsis
Family honor and revenge fuel this epic television series set at the end of China's Ming Dynasty. Driven by vengeance, Yuen (Bobby Dou) -- the sole survivor of an attack on his family by corrupt constables -- seeks to train in the art of kung fu. After the massacre, Yuen meets a mysterious man and a beautiful swordswoman (Shen Yi Huang) who teach him the way of the Golden Snake Sword. His eventual revenge is a spectacle of grace and fury.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Martial Arts, Cantonese Language, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Foliage on DVD The Foliage
Synopsis
Lu Yue directs this drama starring Shu Qi as Xin-Yu, a female member of the People's Army who wants out of her job leading the movement so she can take over the Chinese woodlands with her colleague and paramour, Ding-Guo (Fan Bing). Their relationship is tested by her ambivalence about the work and the attentions of a local activist, Si-Mong (Liu Ye), who doesn't agree with the actions taken by Xin-Yu's group. Will love or politics prevail?
Cast
Cast
Qi Shu, Fan Bing, Ye Liu
Director
Director
Lu Yue
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Quitting on DVD Quitting
Synopsis
A Chinese film unlike any you've seen, this true-life story enacted by real-life participants is not a documentary in the traditional sense. Actor Jia Hongsheng (who rose to stardom in China, succumbed to heroin addiction and alienated his family with erratic, schizoid behavior) re-creates this harrowing period in his life. His recovery is as compelling as his collapse, and his family's efforts to support his return to health are deeply moving.
Cast
Cast
Xiuling Chai, Jia Fengsen, Hongshen Jia, Wang Tong, Shun Xing
Director
Director
Yang Zhang
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Feeding Boys, Ayaya on DVD Feeding Boys, Ayaya
Synopsis
Director Zi'en Cui's drama provides a stark look at male prostitution in China. The film centers on Dabin, a Christian evangelist determined to reform every hustler on the streets, especially his little brother, Xiao, who runs off after an argument with Dabin. While searching for his brother, Dabin tries to convert many young hustlers, but he also gains a broader understanding of why so many boys resort to prostitution. Ge Jia and Jian Hu star.
Cast
Cast
Zi'en Cui, Jian Hu, Ge Jia
Director
Director
Zi'en Cui
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign LGBT, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent My Kung Fu Sweetheart on DVD My Kung Fu Sweetheart
Synopsis
A young woman keeps her true persona a secret in this martial arts action-romance written and directed by Jing Wong. Raised by kung-fu masters (Yuen Qiu and Yuen Wah), Phoebe (Cecilia Cheung) follows in her parents' footsteps but hides her skills from her workplace sweetheart (Leo Ku). When an evil enemy turns up, however, she has no choice but to come clean and join forces with her lover and her parents to vanquish her foe.
Cast
Cast
Cecilia Cheung, Leo Ku, Wah Yuen, Yuen Qiu
Director
Director
Jing Wong
Genres
Genres
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Rent Legend of the Black Scorpion on DVD Legend of the Black Scorpion
Synopsis
After murdering his brother the emperor, taking over the throne and marrying the recently widowed Empress Wan (Ziyi Zhang), Li (You Ge) dispatches a group of assassins to kill Prince Wu Luan (Daniel Wu). Having survived the attack, Wu Luan sets out to avenge his father's death. Teaming with the empress, Wu Luan plans to strike during a lavish banquet Li is throwing for his ministers. This stunning Chinese film is based on Shakespeare's "Hamlet."
Cast
Cast
Ziyi Zhang, Daniel Wu, You Ge, Xun Zhou, Jingwu Ma, Xiaoming Huang, Zeng Qiusheng, Xu Xiyan, Zhonghe Zhou
Director
Director
Xiaogang Feng
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions
Rent Triangle on DVD Triangle
Synopsis
Drinking buddies Fai (Louis Koo), Boo Sam (Simon Yam) and Mok (Honglei Sun) hatch a scheme to rob a jewelry store. But their plans change when a mysterious figure offers them wealth beyond their wildest dreams if they'll steal a box hidden under a government building instead. Three acclaimed filmmakers -- Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam and Johnny To -- each direct a third of this high-speed caper film. Ka Tung Lam and Kelly Lin co-star.
Cast
Cast
Louis Koo, Ka Tung Lam, Suet Lam, Kelly Lin, Honglei Sun, Simon Yam
Director
Director
Ringo Lam, Johnnie To, Hark Tsui
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Thrillers, China, Cantonese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Spring Fever on DVD Spring Fever
Synopsis
Qin Hao and Wu Wei star in this erotic tale of three friends entangled in a torrid love affair. Defying his government-imposed ban, controversial Chinese filmmaker Ye Lou helms this entry for the 2009 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or. Set in modern-day China, the film was shot secretly in Nanjing, after an uproar over Summer Palace, Lou's 2006 depiction of the Tiananmen Square massacre, resulted in his five-year ban from filmmaking.
Cast
Cast
Qin Hao, Sicheng Chen, Wu Wei, Zhuo Tan, Jiaqi Jiang
Director
Director
Ye Lou
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, China, Mandarin Language, Foreign Steamy Romance
Rent Fish and Elephant on DVD Fish and Elephant
Synopsis
Both Ling and Qun have bottomed out when it comes to true love. But when they meet, they fall head over heels for each other. Their lesbian relationship is bliss until Ling's former girlfriend comes to call and Qun's mother pays a surprise visit.
Cast
Cast
Yi Pan-Yong, Tou Shi, Pengcheng So, Jilian Zhang, Qiangian Zhang
Director
Director
Yu Li
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Drama, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Romantic Dramas, Indie Dramas, Foreign LGBT, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Lesbian, Mandarin Language, China
Rent Driving Miss Wealthy on DVD Driving Miss Wealthy
Synopsis
Well-off Jennifer (Gigi Leung) has no respect for the value of money, or of anything else. Thinking Jennifer needs some tough love, her dad cuts her off financially and pretends to disown her. What's more, he secretly hires an ex-cop (Lau Ching Wan) to pose as Jennifer's Filipino limousine driver and protect her while she's forced to live in a broken-down housing project. Could there be sparks in the future for this mismatched couple?
Cast
Cast
Gigi Leung, Fang Guo Li, Sze-Ming Lu, Ching Wan Lau
Director
Director
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Genres
Foreign, Mandarin Language, China, Cantonese Language, Foreign Romance, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Fight the Fight on DVD Fight the Fight
Synopsis
While training at his family's martial arts school, a man learns that his father plans to sell it to a rival. In an effort to save the school, a challenge to fight is presented to the competitor -- winner takes all.
Cast
Cast
Wah Yuen, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Kane Kosugi, Ian Powers, Ka-lok Wong, Yu-Hang To
Director
Director
Sam Wong
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Cantonese Language, China
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