Top Mandarin Language 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 Jet Li's Fearless on DVD Jet Li's Fearless
Synopsis
Jet Li stars as real-life martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia, a world-class Chinese fighter who dreams of continuing his father's legacy and restoring pride in his nation. But as Huo's sparring skills grow, so does his ego.
Cast
Cast
Jet Li, Yong Dong, Sun Li, Shido Nakamura, Hee Ching Paw, Yun Qu, Masato Harada, Collin Chou, Nathan Jones, Brandon Rhea, Anthony De Longis, Jean Claude Leuyer, Mike Leeder, Zhigang Zhao
Director
Director
Ronny Yu
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Martial Arts, Foreign Action & Adventure, Biographies, Foreign Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Mandarin Language, Hong Kong
Rent Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon on DVD Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Synopsis
Ang Lee's articulate direction and Woo-Ping Yuen's balletic martial arts choreography elevate this story about a young woman in ancient China who longs for an adventurous life rather than a dull arranged marriage.
Cast
Cast
Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang, Sihung Lung, Pei-pei Cheng, Fa Zeng Li, Xian Gao, Yan Hai, De Ming Wang, Li Li, Su Ying Huang
Director
Director
Ang Lee
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Martial Arts, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Romance, Blockbusters, Mandarin Language
Rent Curse of the Golden Flower on DVD Curse of the Golden Flower
Synopsis
This lavish epic from director Yimou Zhang follows the romantic intrigue and political machinations in the house of the Emperor Ping and his ailing wife -- a couple whose secret passions and schemes ultimately affect their children's lives.
Cast
Cast
Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou, Ye Liu, Dahong Ni, Junjie Qin, Man Li, Jin Chen
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Martial Arts, Epics, Hong Kong, Mandarin Language, Period Pieces
Rent Lust, Caution on DVD Lust, Caution
Synopsis
Set in World War II-era Shanghai, this drama follows the complex machinations of a group of actors and resistance fighters whose most beautiful member, the virginal Chia Chi, is tasked with seducing their most dangerous foe, the traitorous Mr. Yee.
Cast
Cast
Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Lee Hom Wang, Chung Hua Tou, Chih-ying Chu, Ying-hsien Kao, Ko Yu-Luen, Johnson Yuen, Kar Lok Chin, Yan Su, Anupam Kher, Saifei He
Director
Director
Ang Lee
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Romantic Dramas, Steamy Romance, 20th Century Period Pieces, Military & War Dramas, Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Steamy Romance, Mandarin Language
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 Eat Drink Man Woman on DVD Eat Drink Man Woman
Synopsis
Distracted by their complicated love lives and secret ambitions, three adult sisters reluctantly humor their widower father (Sihung Lung) by enduring the elaborate, traditional Taiwanese dinners he insists on having every Sunday. Ang Lee directs this charming tale that humorously examines the clash between modernity and tradition within the contemporary Taiwanese family. Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu and Kuei-Mei Yang co-star.
Cast
Cast
Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-Mei Yang, Sylvia Chang, Winston Chao, Chao-jung Chen, Lester Chit-Man Chan, Yu Chen, Ah Lei Gua, Chi-Der Hong, Gin-Ming Hsu, Huel-Yi Lin, Shih-Jay Lin, Chin-Cheng Lu
Director
Director
Ang Lee
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Mandarin Language, Foreign Romance, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
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 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 To Live on DVD To Live
Synopsis
A bold, energetic masterpiece from Zhang Yimou, the foremost director from China's influential "fifth generation" of filmmakers. Continuing his brilliant collaboration with China's best-known actress, Gong Li, Zhang weaves a tapestry of personal and political events, following the struggles of an impoverished husband and wife (Ge You and Li) from their heyday in the 1940s to the hardships that accompanied the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s.
Cast
Cast
You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu, Deng Fei, Wu Jiang, Dahong Ni, Tao Guo, Liu Tianchi
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, Foreign Languages
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 Killer on DVD The Killer
Synopsis
Nobody can play a killer with a conscience with quite the complex shadings that Chow Yun Fat imbues in this character. In this Hong Kong action thriller, he's stalked by a cynical cop (Danny Lee Sau-Yin), which gives the plot -- focusing on director John Woo's traditional themes of brotherhood and betrayal -- many places to twist and turn and moments to ponder. Highlight: the final shootout in a church amidst many (symbolic) fluttering doves.
Cast
Cast
Yun-Fat Chow, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Kong Chu, Kenneth Tsang, Fui-On Shing, Wing-Cho Yip, Fan Wei Yee, Barry Wong, Parkman Wong
Director
Director
John Woo
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Hong Kong, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, Cantonese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages, Foreign Classics
Rent Once Upon a Time in China on DVD Once Upon a Time in China
Synopsis
Fists and feet fly like veritable lightning bolts when the brave Wong Fei-hung steps up to defend a noble martial arts school from corrupt government officials, a renegade swordsman and an illegal slave ring. A classic example of the Hong Kong school of filmmaking, this action-packed flick ends with an explosive finale in which Li uses every square inch of an old warehouse to pull off an array of intricate fight choreography.
Cast
Cast
Jet Li, Biao Yuen, Rosamund Kwan, Jacky Cheung, Steve Tartalia, Kent Cheng, Jonathan Isgar, Shi-Kwan Yen, Mark King
Director
Director
Hark Tsui
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Martial Arts, Hong Kong, Mandarin Language, Cantonese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Foreign Classics
Rent Fist of Legend on DVD Fist of Legend
Synopsis
Before the outbreak of World War II, Japanese troops occupying Shanghai threaten the city's most revered martial arts teacher. When the master is killed, star pupil Chen Zhen (Jet Li) returns to avenge his teacher's death and set things right. With blistering action and old-fashioned fight scenes (with minimal use of wires), this remake of Bruce Lee's classic Fist of Fury from director Gordon Chan highlights Li's timing and acrobatic ability.
Cast
Cast
Jet Li, Siu-hou Chin, Shinobu Nakayama, Billy Chow, Yasuaki Kurata, Ada Choi, Paul Chun, Toshimichi Takahashi, Carol Tam, Jackson Liu
Director
Director
Gordon Chan
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Martial Arts, Foreign Action & Adventure, Hong Kong, Mandarin Language
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 Hard Boiled on DVD Hard Boiled
Synopsis
In a ruthless world of gun smugglers and mobsters, Tequila is a die-hard cop who'll stop at nothing to see justice done. Determined to avenge his partner's murder, Tequila joins forces with a rebel cop to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.
Cast
Cast
Hoi-Shan Kwan, Ng Shui Ting, Philip Kwok, Teresa Mo, Wei Tung, Yun-Fat Chow, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Bowie Lam, Y. Yonemura, Philip Chan, Johnson Law, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Bobbie Au-Yeung
Director
Director
John Woo
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Martial Arts, Hong Kong, Mandarin Language, Cantonese Language, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Classics, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
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 Yi Yi on DVD Yi Yi
Synopsis
This warm and thoughtful drama focuses on computer worker N.J. and his family who are suffering a crisis of self-doubt when, following a chance meeting with a former lover, N.J. starts to question the assumptions on which his life is based.
Cast
Cast
Nien-Jen Wu, Elaine Jin, Issei Ogata, Kelly Lee, Jonathan Chang, Hsi-Sheng Chen, Su-Yun Ko, Shu-shen Hsiao, Adriene Lin, Pang Chang Yu
Director
Director
Edward Yang
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Indie Dramas, Foreign Dramas, 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 Once Upon a Time in China 3 on DVD Once Upon a Time in China 3
Synopsis
Kung fu master Wong Fei-Hung returns to help defend his father's kung fu school against a rival gang and win the prestigious Lion Dance competition. Meanwhile, he's out to thwart a plot by Russian imperialists to oust the empress.
Cast
Cast
Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Siu Chung Mok, Cunzhuang Ge, Shun Lau, John Wakefield, Xin Xin Xiong
Director
Director
Hark Tsui
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Martial Arts, Hong Kong, Cantonese Language, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
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 John Rabe on DVD John Rabe
Synopsis
Florian Gallenberger directs this gripping drama about John Rabe (Ulrich Tukur), a German businessman living in Nanking, China, who in 1937 used his Nazi party affiliation to save some 200,000 Chinese civilians from slaughter at the hands of the Japanese army. As Rabe labors to establish an official safety zone to shelter the innocent, he forms an unlikely friendship with an American doctor (Steve Buscemi). Anne Consigny and Daniel Brühl co-star.
Cast
Cast
Ulrich Tukur, Steve Buscemi, Daniel Brühl, Anne Consigny, Dagmar Manzel, Jingchu Zhang, Teruyuki Kagawa, Mathias Herrmann, Tetta Sugimoto, Akira Emoto
Director
Director
Florian Gallenberger
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Germany, German Language, Mandarin Language
Rent The Grandmaster on DVD The Grandmaster
Synopsis
As the Japanese invasion looms, Chinese kung fu master Ip Man's world changes when rival master Gong Er and her father arrive in his village. As her father ceremoniously retires, Gong Er finds love with Ip Man, who's conflicted by his feelings.
Cast
Cast
Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang, Hye-kyo Song, Chen Chang, Qingxiang Wang, Cung Le, Hoi-pang Lo
Director
Director
Kar Wai Wong
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Martial Arts, Action Thrillers, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, Hong Kong, Period Pieces
Rent Myths and Logic of Shaolin Kung Fu on DVD Myths and Logic of Shaolin Kung Fu
Synopsis
Providing a history of the Shaolin Kung Fu art form as well as an examination of the incredible physical prowess required, this film features footage of some of the most skilled Shaolin monks demonstrating the intricacies of the fighting style. Explore the world of Shaolin Kung Fu, considered the original -- and best -- of all kung fu fighting styles. Suitable for viewing by beginners and advanced martial artists alike.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Martial Arts, Sports Documentaries, Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling, Hong Kong, Mandarin Language, Kung Fu, 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 New Police Story on DVD New Police Story
Synopsis
In this continuation of his Police Story saga, Jackie Chan plays Inspector Wing, a top cop on the Hong Kong police force. When his entire team is killed by a gang led by the evil Joe (Dave Wong), Wing blames himself and turns to alcohol, quickly becoming a miserable drunk. Now, it's up to rookie officer Fung (Nicholas Tse) to pull Wing out of his stupor and help him get revenge on Joe and his gang. Charlie Yeung costars as Wing's girlfriend.
Cast
Cast
Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse, Charlie Yeung, Charlene Choi, Daniel Wu, Dave Wong, Andy On, Terence Yin, Hayama Go, Yi Chiang
Director
Director
Benny Chan
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Martial Arts, Hong Kong, Foreign Action & Adventure, Cantonese Language, Mandarin Language, Foreign Must-See, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Battle of the Warriors on DVD Battle of the Warriors
Synopsis
Tension swirls in ancient China as the evil Zhao commander Xiang Yan-zhong (Sung-kee Ahn) sets his sights on conquering the small city-state of Liang, where the residents would be otherwise defenseless if it weren't for the valiant warrior Ge Li (Andy Lau). Jacob C.L. Cheung (Hero) directs this epic action-drama based on the popular Japanese manga, based in turn on a Japanese novel about China's Warring States Period.
Cast
Cast
Andy Lau, Sung-kee Ahn, Zhiwen Wang, Bingbing Fan, Si Won Choi, Siu-hou Chin, Tin Chiu Hung, Shaan Price, Ma Wu, Nicky Wu
Director
Director
Jacob Cheung
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, Hong Kong, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
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 Fallen Angels on DVD Fallen Angels
Synopsis
A disillusioned Hong Kong killer embarks on what he hopes to be his last hit -- all the while realizing that to truly get out of the game, he must overcome his romantic obsession with his rarely seen partner.
Cast
Cast
Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Charlie Yeung, Karen Mok, Fai-hung Chan, Chen Man Lei, Toru Saito, To-hoi Kong, Lee-na Kwan
Director
Director
Kar Wai Wong
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Hong Kong, Mandarin Language, Foreign Romance, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The 36th Chamber of Shaolin on DVD The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
Synopsis
After a corrupt general occupies his village and terrorizes his family, San Te (Chia Hui Liu) vows revenge and leaves home to study the ancient fighting arts. He becomes a monk at the mythical Shaolin Temple, where he learns the secrets of all 35 chambers in a rigorous seven-year apprenticeship. But when he proposes a 36th chamber to teach the masses to defend themselves, he's cast out of the temple in this Shaw Brothers kung fu classic.
Cast
Cast
Gordon Liu, Lieh Lo, Chia Yung Liu, Norman Chu, Yang Yu, John Cheung, Wilson Tong
Director
Director
Chia-Liang Liu
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Martial Arts, Hong Kong, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions
Rent Shinjuku Incident on DVD Shinjuku Incident
Synopsis
Fleeing mainland China to search for his lost love, Xiu Xiu, an illegal immigrant known as Steelhead travels to Tokyo -- where he reluctantly becomes a yakuza hit man after discovering that Xiu Xiu has married into the mob.
Cast
Cast
Jackie Chan, Naoto Takenaka, Daniel Wu, Jinglei Xu, Masaya Katô, Tôru Minegishi, Jack Kao, Kenya Sawada, Hiroyuki Nagato, Yasuaki Kurata, Bingbing Fan
Director
Director
Tung-shing Yee
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Crime Action, Crime Dramas, Action Thrillers, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, Hong Kong
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 Three Times on DVD Three Times
Synopsis
Love is the central theme in this collection of three stories set in different years -- 1911, 1966 and 2005. In the first tale, a man leaves his true love to serve in the army. When he returns, he finds that his girlfriend has disappeared, so he sets out to find her. A man develops an unlikely bond with two women in the second tale; and four Taipei teens relieve their angst with technology and sex in the last story. Shu Qi and Chang Chen star.
Cast
Cast
Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Fang Mei, Su-jen Liao, Mei Di, Shi-Zheng Chen, Lee Pei-Hsuan
Director
Director
Hsiao-hsien Hou
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language
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 Shaolin on DVD Shaolin
Synopsis
After ambushing and killing his rival -- losing everything in the process -- dispirited warlord Hou Jie turns to a Shaolin monastery seeking salvation. But his newfound redemption is soon put to the test in this kinetic kung fu saga.
Cast
Cast
Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Bingbing Fan, Jackie Chan, Bing Bai, Yu Xing, Shaoqun Yu, Xin Xin Xiong, Jacky Wu
Director
Director
Benny Chan
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Martial Arts, Action Thrillers, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, Hong Kong
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 Swordsman 2 on DVD Swordsman 2
Synopsis
Action and fantasy combine in the sequel to the 1990s film The Swordsman, featuring a new cast headed by Jet Li as Blademaster Ling Wu Chang. Chang and his fellow martial arts students engage in battle with the Highlander clan, led by the supernatural Invincible Asia. Co-directed by genre masters Stanley Tong and Ching Siu Tung, this film's original Chinese title is Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai.
Cast
Cast
Brigitte Lin, Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Waise Lee, Rosamund Kwan, Kar Lok Chin, Stanley Tong, Fennie Yuen
Director
Director
Ching Siu Tung
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Martial Arts, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Thrillers, Hong Kong, Cantonese Language, Mandarin Language
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
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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 Wushu on DVD Wushu
Synopsis
When five youngsters enroll in a wushu-style martial arts academy deep in the heart of China, they slowly form a bond that helps see them through the rigors of their tough and relentless training.
Cast
Cast
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Fengchao Liu, Wenjie Wang, Pheobe Wang, Yongchen Liu, Yachao Wang, Junjie Mao, Dong Wei, Nan Tie, Zhicheng Liang, Xin Liu
Director
Director
Antony Szeto
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, Hong Kong
Rent Heroes of the East on DVD Heroes of the East
Synopsis
A Chinese man (Gordon Liu) and a Japanese woman (Yûko Mizuno) enter into an arranged marriage, but what begins as a happy union starts to unravel when their clashing styles of martial arts trigger a family feud. The husband must then prove the worth of Chinese kung fu in a series of duels with seven Japanese fighters. The sparks fly, and so do the swords, spears, kicks and punches in this playful entry from the Shaw Brothers catalog.
Cast
Cast
Lung Chan, Kang-Yeh Cheng, Yasuaki Kurata, Gordon Liu, Yûko Mizuno
Director
Director
Chia-Liang Liu
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Hong Kong, Martial Arts, Foreign Classics, Mandarin Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Storm Riders on DVD Storm Riders
Synopsis
A cruel conqueror (Sonny Chiba) searches the world for boys who can fulfill a threatening prophecy -- then kills their parents and raises the youngsters as his. Keeping his enemies close, he schools his orphans in the art of world domination. But as two of them (Ekin Cheng and Aaron Kwok) become young men, they rise to challenge their master. Based on the long-running comic book series "Fung Wan: Wind and Cloud."
Cast
Cast
Ekin Cheng, Aaron Kwok, Sonny Chiba
Director
Director
Wai-keung Lau
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Martial Arts, Comic Books and Superheroes, Cantonese Language, Mandarin Language, Hong Kong, 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 The Magic Blade: Shaw Bros. on DVD The Magic Blade: Shaw Bros.
Synopsis
Director Yuen Chor's stylish saga follows two rival swordsmen who must set aside their differences and work together to prevent a villainous warlord from getting his hands on an ancient artifact known as the Peacock Dart -- the ultimate weapon. Lung Ti, Lieh Lo, Li Ching and Lily Li star in this swordplay classic featuring opulent sets, exquisite costuming, inventive fight choreography and action galore.
Cast
Cast
Lung Ti, Lieh Lo, Lily Li, Li Ching, Feng Ku, Ching Tang, Shen Chan, Norman Chu
Director
Director
Yuen Chor
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Martial Arts, Adventures, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, Hong Kong, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Lan Yu on DVD Lan Yu
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Thriving businessman Chen Handong is the head of a Beijing trading company. When he's introduced to architecture student Lan Yu, Handong is interested in him sexually but doesn't want a long-term relationship. Hoping to deflect Lan Yu's feelings, Handong buys him lavish gifts, then gets involved with another man. After going their separate ways, the two meet up again by chance, and it's only then that Handong realizes his true feelings.
Cast
Cast
Ye Liu, Hu Jun, Li Huatong, Fang Lu, Shuang Li, Jin Su, Kwan Wu, Yongning Zhang
Director
Director
Stanley Kwan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Foreign LGBT, Mandarin Language, Hong Kong
Rent Dragon on DVD Dragon
Synopsis
In this intriguing combination of historical mystery and martial-arts actioner, Liu Jin-xi, a seemingly humble paper maker, is hounded by a persistent detective after events reveal he might possibly be a killer with a complex, blood-soaked past.
Cast
Cast
Kara Hui, Wu Jiang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Yu Kang, Xiao Ran Li, Wei Tang, Kenji Tanigaki, Yu Wang, Donnie Yen, Hua Yan
Director
Director
Peter Chan
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Action Thrillers, Martial Arts, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, Hong Kong
Rent Come Drink with Me on DVD Come Drink with Me
Synopsis
When bandits kidnap his son, the governor sends his daughter Golden Swallow (Pei-Pei Cheng) to the rescue. With the help of a local beggar known as Drunken Cat (Hua Yueh), Golden Swallow tracks down the main perpetrator, the evil monk Jade Faced Tiger (Hung Lieh Chen). Hailed as a pioneering classic of Hong Kong martial arts cinema, director King Hu's action hit features a butt-kicking turn by the 19-year-old Cheng.
Cast
Cast
Pei-pei Cheng, Hua Yueh, Hung Lieh Chen, Siu-tung Ching, Yunzhong Li, Chih-Ching Yang
Director
Director
King Hu
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Martial Arts, Hong Kong, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Classics, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Bride with White Hair on DVD The Bride with White Hair
Synopsis
When a beautiful woman saves a man from a pack of wolves, they form a lasting bond. Now on opposite sides of warring clans, the star-crossed lovers must reexamine their loyalties. Thrilling swordplay drives their aching romance to an uncertain end.
Cast
Cast
Brigitte Lin, Leslie Cheung, Francis Ng, Elaine Lui, Kit Ying Lam, King-Kei Cheng, Eddy Ko, Lok Lam Law
Director
Director
Ronny Yu
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Martial Arts, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mandarin Language, Hong Kong
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 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 An Empress and the Warriors on DVD An Empress and the Warriors
Synopsis
When her emperor father falls victim to assassins sent by her treacherous cousin, a young princess ascends to the throne and becomes the next target of the traitorous plot. But she gets help -- and romantic attention -- from a trusted general.
Cast
Cast
Donnie Yen, Xiaodong Guo, Zhenghai Kou, Kelly Chen, Leon Lai, Weihua Liu, Shan Zhang, Bo Zhou, Yan Jie, Daichi Harashima
Director
Director
Siu-tung Ching
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, Hong Kong
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 A Touch of Zen on DVD A Touch of Zen
Synopsis
Set during the Ming Dynasty, this beloved Hong Kong classic stars Hsu Feng as Yang, the daughter of a government official whose entire family is murdered when her father uncovers a plot to overthrow the emperor. Escaping with two friends, Yang takes refuge with a scholar, and the two plan to take a stand against the army of the evil eunuch Hsu, who's fiercely determined to eliminate Yang before she can reveal his plot to the emperor.
Cast
Cast
Hsu Feng, Ying Bai, Peng Tien, Roy Chiao, Tien Miao, Hong Qiao, Shih Chun
Director
Director
King Hu
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Hong Kong, Mandarin Language, Martial Arts, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages, The Criterion Collection
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 The Mission on DVD The Mission
Synopsis
In this Hong kong actioner, when a hit on a triad boss fails, the mobster's brother (Simon Yam) assembles an unlikely group of gunmen as bodyguards, including a barber turned killer (Anthony Wong Chau-sang) and a take-no-prisoners barkeep (Francis Ng). The quintet ultimately gels into a precision team of assassins who eliminate threats to their employer. But after one of them beds the boss's wife, the other four must waste him or die themselves.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Francis Ng, Jackie Lui Chung-yin, Roy Cheung, Suet Lam, Simon Yam, Eddy Ko
Director
Director
Johnnie To
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Hong Kong, Cantonese Language, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Re-Cycle on DVD Re-Cycle
Synopsis
As she struggles to complete her new horror novel, best-selling author Tsui Ting-Yin's (Angelica Lee) gruesome literary creations come to life and ensnare her in their terrifying and all-too-real alternate world. Now, she must escape, but the only means is to confront a painful incident in her past. Directed by Danny Pang and Oxide Pang Chun, this visually stunning film also stars Siu-Ming Lau.
Cast
Cast
Angelica Lee, Lawrence Chou, Siu-Ming Lau, Rain Li, Jetrin Wattanasin, Yaqi Zeng
Director
Director
Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Asian Horror, Foreign Horror, Mandarin Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent What Time Is It There? on DVD What Time Is It There?
Synopsis
From acclaimed director Tsai Ming-Liang comes the quirky story of Hsiao Kang, who sells watches on the streets of Taipei. One day, he meets Shiang-chyi, a beautiful young woman leaving for Paris the next day. The encounter prompts Kang to run around setting all the watches and clocks in Taipei to Paris time, in an effort to bridge the distance between them. Back in Paris, Shiang-chyi witnesses events that seem mysteriously connected with Kang.
Cast
Cast
Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Yi-Ching Lu, Tien Miao, Cecilia Yip, Chao-jung Chen
Director
Director
Ming-liang Tsai
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Mandarin Language, Foreign Romance, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
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 Il Mare on DVD Il Mare
Synopsis
Eun-joo, a young woman living in 1999, receives a letter from Unju, who lives two years in the past. Extraordinarily, the two manage to maintain a correspondence across the flow of time and space, and gradually fall in love. But how do these would-be lovers surmount the obstacle of meeting face-to-face? This Korean romance was remade for American audiences as The Lake House, starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.
Cast
Cast
Jung-Jae Lee, Gianna Jun
Director
Director
Hyun-seung Lee
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Foreign Romance, Korea, Mandarin Language, Cantonese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
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 Dragon Lord on DVD Dragon Lord
Synopsis
Dragon and his buddy Cowboy get hopelessly mired in a scheme to steal some valuable Chinese antiques. Along the way there are plenty of heart-stopping set pieces where the two try to one-up each other and win the affection of a local beauty.
Cast
Cast
Jackie Chan, Mars, Lei Suet, Wai-Man Chan, Yeong-mun Kwon, Feng Tien
Director
Director
Jackie Chan
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Martial Arts, Foreign Action & Adventure, Cantonese Language, Mandarin Language, Hong Kong
Rent The Big Boss on DVD The Big Boss
Synopsis
In his film debut, Bruce Lee plays Cheng, a young man who works at an ice factory alongside his cousins. Turns out the factory fronts as a drug-smuggling ring, and after three of his cousins go missing, Cheng decides it's time to confront the boss.
Cast
Cast
Bruce Lee, Ching-Ying Lam, Maria Yi, James Tien, Yin-Chieh Han, Malalene, Tony Liu, Kun Li, San Chin
Director
Director
Wei Lo, Wu Chia Hsiang
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Martial Arts, Action Classics, Mandarin Language, Hong Kong
Rent Spider Lilies on DVD Spider Lilies
Synopsis
In order to drive more traffic to her erotic Web site, Jade (Rainie Yang) decides to get a sexy new tattoo. At the nearby tattoo parlor, she runs into Takeko (Isabella Leong), a young woman she's had a crush on since childhood. Quiet and reserved, Takeko claims that she doesn't know Jade, but Jade is persistent and sets out to seduce the object of her desire.
Cast
Cast
Rainie Yang, Isabella Leong
Director
Director
Zero Chou
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign LGBT, Mandarin Language, Foreign Romance, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Take Out on DVD Take Out
Synopsis
When an illegal immigrant finds himself behind on a large debt due to crooks who smuggled him into the country, he must come up with the payment in one day by hustling tips as he delivers Chinese food around New York City.
Cast
Cast
Charles Jang, Jeng-Hua Yu, Wang-Thye Lee, Justin Wan, Theodore Bouloukos, Amy Danielson, Jeff Huang, Amin Joseph, Karren Karagulian
Director
Director
Sean Baker, Shih-Ching Tsou
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Mandarin Language
Rent City Hunter on DVD City Hunter
Synopsis
Jackie Chan plays detective Ryu Saeba in this live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese comic book and anime series. When asked to track down Shizuko (Kumiko Goto), a tycoon's runaway daughter, Ryu ends up on a luxury cruise ship held hostage by terrorists. With a little help from his bumbling assistant, Kaori Makimura (Joey Wang), Ryu must save Shizuko, the wealthy passengers and more beautiful women than even he can handle.
Cast
Cast
Jackie Chan, Joey Wang, Kumiko Goto, Chingmy Yau
Director
Director
Jing Wong
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Action Comedies, Martial Arts, Mandarin Language, Hong Kong, Foreign Action & Adventure, Cantonese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
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 Legendary Weapons of China on DVD Legendary Weapons of China
Synopsis
Three assassins -- magician Lei Ying (Chia Yung Liu), hit man Tieh Hon (Hou Hsiao) and kung fu master Ti Tan (Chia Hui Liu) -- are sent to Yunnan by their clan leader to bring to justice another clan member (Chia-Liang Liu) who betrayed the tribe. This action thriller, directed by master choreographer Chia-Liang Liu, is touted as one of the finest kung fu films ever made by the Shaw Brothers.
Cast
Cast
Gordon Liu, Chia Yung Liu, Hou Hsiao, Chia-Liang Liu, Tiet Wo Chu, Sheng Fu, Kara Hui
Director
Director
Chia-Liang Liu
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Martial Arts, Hong Kong, Mandarin Language, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Triad Election on DVD Triad Election
Synopsis
Hong Kong triad member Jimmy wants to go legit. But in order to build business ties and extricate himself from the criminal realm, he must first become the leader of the organization he hates to make the life he wants for himself.
Cast
Cast
Louis Koo, Simon Yam, Nick Cheung, Ka Tung Lam, Suet Lam, Siu-Fai Cheung, Tian-Lin Wang, Mark Cheng
Director
Director
Johnnie To
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Crime Action, Foreign Action & Adventure, Mandarin Language, Cantonese Language, Hong Kong
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