Ashes of Time Redux (2008) – New Cinema Wallpaper of the Day

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New Cinema Wallpaper of the Day
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hitting US theaters on October 10th from Sony Pictures Classics is this new incarnation of Ashes of Time, billed as Ashes of Time Redux. However you look at it, seeing this new version will be like seeing the film for the first time. I can only wonder if in its first theatrical run back towards the mid-90’s if the colors leaped off the screen with exploding vibrancy as they doing in this updated print. Many fans have only experienced this film on its numerous crappy video releases and until now have really been robbed a proper chance to view and experience it. This latest version does mark an incredible opportunity to rediscover this film and fully see and swim in the cinematic canvas Wong Kar-wai had painted along with Christopher Doyle and William Chang. Previous versions of this might as well been in black and white by comparison. This is one film to write down as a must see in movie theaters for 2008. This isn’t a film to simply watch on a computer or on a home theater system, this is a movies movie, the kind that can only be truly seen and enjoyed while flickering up on the big screen.

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Captions:

Image 1
Tony Leung Chiu Wai as “Blind Swordsman.”
Photo by Lau Wai Keung and Chan Yuen Kai.

Image 2
Tony Leung Ka Fai as “Huang Yaoshi.”
Photo by Lau Wai Keung and Chan Yuen Kai.

Image 3
Maggie Cheung as “The Woman.”
Photo by Lau Wai Keung and Chan Yuen Kai.

Image 4
Maggie Cheung as “The Woman.”
Photo by Lau Wai Keung and Chan Yuen Kai.

Image 5
Leslie Cheung as “Ouyang Feng.”
Photo by Lau Wai Keung and Chan Yuen Kai.

Image Source:
Official still that was used in the original International release of the film.
© 1994, 2008 Block 2 Pictures Inc., Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics. All Rights Reserved.

Related Links:
::: Official US Site
::: IMDb Profile

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