Dragon Inn

Taiwan | 1967 | 111 minutes | King Hu

One of the most influential and magnificent Chinese wuxia films of all time, director King Hu's 1967 classic returns in a dazzling 4K widescreen restoration exploding with stylized swordplay, kung fu action, and suspenseful intrigue. 

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One of the most influential and magnificent films to emerge from the popular Chinese wuxia ("fighting hero")  genre, 1967's Dragon Inn opens with Cao, the Emperor's powerful chief eunuch, betraying his chief political rival, the Minister of Defense General Yu, who is in turn executed, his son and daughter banished to the western outskirts of China. Fearing future vengeance from Yu's children, Cao orders his top two lieutenants to lead the East Espionage Chamber, the court's secret police, to the remote Dragon Inn on the Mongolian border to ambush the siblings' cortège. Unknown to Cao and his agents, the innkeeper Wu Ning formerly served under General Yu and has summoned a mysterious band of strangers—including wandering swordsman Xiao, martial artists the Chu siblings, and a pair of Tartar soldiers—to embark upon a heroic rescue mission to save Yu's family while destroying Cao and his evil forces. Filled with equal parts suspenseful intrigue, stylized swordplay, and kung fu action, director King Hu's thrilling masterpiece is being screened here in a new, beautifully restored 4K digital transfer, created from the original negative.

Director Biography
King Hu (1932–1997) is universally recognized as one of the most influential and important Chinese directors in the history of cinema. He directed his first feature Sons of the Good Earth in 1965, which he followed up with the first wuxia (swordplay martial-arts) movie Come Drink With Me. His ambitious epic A Touch of Zen was the first Chinese film to win an award at Cannes.

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  • Director: King Hu
  • Principal Cast: Jun Shi, Ling-feng Shang Kuan, Ying Pai, Feng Hsu
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Year: 1967
  • Running Time: 111 minutes
  • Producer: L.S. Chang
  • Screenplay: King Hu
  • Cinematographers: Hui-Ying Hua
  • Editors: Hung-min Chen
  • Music: Lan-Ping Chow
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 1968 (Best Screenplay, Runner-up for Best Director)
  • Filmography: Hua pi zhi: Yin yang fa wang (1993); The Swordsman (1990); Tian xia di yi (1983); Tian guan ci fu (1981); Zhong shen da shi (1981); Legend of the Mountain (1979); Raining in the Mountain (1979); The Valiant Ones (1975); The Fate of Lee Khan (1973); A Touch of Zen (1971); Come Drink with Me (1966); Sons of the Good Earth (1965); The Story of Sue San (1964); Ding yishan (1964)
  • Language: Taiwanese
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Janus Films
  • International Sales: Chinese Taipei Film Archive