Ashes of Time Redux
Dong Che Sai Duk Redux
Dir. Wong Kar-Wai
Hong Kong 2008 | Colour | 93 mins | Cert 15 | Drama
Cast: Li Bai, Jacky Cheung
Wong Kar Wai re-edited his own film from 1994 to create the definitive version of his vision. Ashes of Time Redux is marginally shorter than the original, with new digital colour tinting, digital effects and altered music cues that only serve to enhance the modern ideas of dystopia that Wong imposed on the traditional wuxia film. Inspired by characters from Louis Cha’s novel The Eagle-Shooting Heroes, Ashes of Time Redux takes place in the jianghu, the world of the martial arts. Since the woman he loved rejected him, Ouyang Feng has lived in the western desert, hiring skilled swordsmen to carry out contract killings. His wounded heart has made him pitiless and cynical, but his encounters with friends, clients and future enemies make him conscious of his solitude...
Available on: DVD
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