Red Corner

Starring: Richard Gere & Bai Ling Director: Jon Avnet  Rated: R: Restricted
Rating 3.7
43 ratings
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Director's Commentary
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Additional Text:
      1. Trivia & Production Notes

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Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 06/01/1998
"...RED CORNER is possibly producer-turned-director Jon Avnet's best film....A sincere, contained performance from Richard Gere..."
USA Today - 10/31/1997
"...[Bai Ling] creates a full-blooded character and role model for young girls..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
New York Times - 10/31/1997
"...[Ling] gives the film not only grace but also substantial gravity....[She] clearly brings urgency to this role..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/07/1997
"...[Ling delivers a] quietly rich portrayal..."

Product Description:

Richard Gere stars as Jack Moore, a high-powered American attorney (Richard Gere) who finds the rules of order are different in a Chinese courtroom when he is arrested and falsely accused of murdering Lin Cheng (Tzi Ma), a seductive young model, and daughter of a powerful General (Tsai Chin). Discovering that the rule of thumb is guilty before proven innocent, he realizes that he must convince his court-appointed attorney Shen Yuelin (Bai Ling, in a quietly powerful role) that he is blameless before he can even begin to convince the court. Moore struggles to endure torturous prison conditions as he slowly begins to prove his innocence to Shen Yuelin, who is forced to question the teachings of the cultural revolution and the court's condemnation of an innocence man. Together they must fight to find evidence that has disappeared, while risking their own lives in a city seething with enemies. As they begin to uncover the scandal behind the murder of Li Cheng they must fight the rules of the old guard in a battle for life and free will. A seductive thriller, that includes beautiful footage of Beijing and rural China.

Plot Keywords:

Blockbuster | Framed | Law / Lawyers | Orient | Politics | Prison / Prisoners | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • DVD Special Features: Commentary by Director Jon Avnet, Trivia and Production Notes, Theatrical Trailer.

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Customer Rating: Rating 3.7
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Product Info:

  • UPC: 027616702326
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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