The final film in King Hu’s “Inn Trilogy" (COME DRINK WITH ME, DRAGON INN).
Once again showing the master filmmaker’s impeccable talent in creating drama out of a single setting. An espionage thriller with a unique wuxia twist and shades of Kurosawa’s SEVEN SAMURAI the film chronicles a tense showdown between warriors on opposing sides of a civil war in a rural inn.
When Lee Khan (Tien Feng; A BETTER TOMORROW, FIST OF FURY) a dangerous and cunning Mongol official, and his equally deadly sister Lee Wan-erh (Hsu Feng; A TOUCH OF ZEN), arrive at the Spring Inn to obtain a battle map that reveals the location of the Chinese rebel army, a group of resistance fighters, including an all-female group of ex-convicts plan to recapture the map, whatever the cost.
As much a pre-cursor to the ‘hangout’ movie as it is an action packed wuxia adventure, THE FATE OF LEE KHAN features action choreography by Sammo Hung (EASTERN CONDORS) and also stars the incredible Angela “Lady Whirlwind” Mao, this Eureka release contains a dual format blu ray and DVD with 2K restoration/
Director: King Hu
Stars: Li Hua Li
Runtime: 105 mins
- Includes O-Card slipcase
- 1080p transfer of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD
- Optional English subtitles
- Original Mandarin audio, available in original mono (uncompressed on Blu-ray) and restored 5.1.
- Optional English audio, available in original mono (uncompressed on Blu-ray) and restored 5.1
- Brand new and exclusive commentary by critic and Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns
- A brand new and exclusive video essay by David Cairns
- Original Trailer
- A collector’s booklet featuring new and archival writing on the film