Human Lanterns
Director: Sun Chung

Human Lanterns
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1982
  • Label: Image Entertainment
  • NTSC
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - Chinese
    • Subtitles - English - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Bonus Footage
    • Trailers: Shaw Brothers Trailers
    • Interviews: Shaw's Baby Doll: An Interview with Shawn Yin Yin
    • Alternate Scenes: The Skin Peel Scene Alternate Take
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills Gallery

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Product Description:

When a mutual love for a prostitute spurs an intense rivalry between Master Lung and Master Tan, two skilled competitors in a lantern-based martial arts contest, Lung commissions the help of Chao Chun Fung, a lantern maker still bitter about being scarred by Lung during a previously held contest. Realizing the opportunity to destroy Lung and Tan alike, the insane Chao agrees to help, but his choice of material for the lanterns he makes is rather unseemly: he uses human skin of a variety that is rather important to both competitors. This Shaw Brothers production is a bit unusual in the way it combines elements of horror with traditional wuxia fantasy-style martial arts--also found in later films such as CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON and HERO. Also, thanks to director Sun Chung--a rumored perfectionist--it is also atypically gorgeous for being produced by the notoriously quick and mechanical Hong Kong studio.

Description by Image Entertainment:

Swordplay, savagery and blood-chilling thrills reign supreme in this outrageous mixture of martial arts and the macabre from Shaw Brothers! Two rivals, one rich and the other poor, enter an unholy pact to win an annual lantern-creating contest in their village; however, the terrifying secret behind their remarkable creations lies within the supple flesh of local maidens, who are disappearing at the hands of a demonic assailant! Now featuring shocking scenes too extreme for its Asian DVD release, this unflinching action-horror masterpiece is now finally available to American audiences to enjoy full strength and full throttle!

Plot Keywords:

Action | Competitions | Hong Kong | Martial Arts | Prostitutes / Whores | Tragedy

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 102,390
  • UPC: 014381320220
  • Shipping Weight: 0.24/lbs (approx)
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