Bu san / Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003) DVD9
On a dark, anonymous night, as the rain pours outside, a tiny crowd assembles in the cavernous Fu-Ho Grand Theatre, an ancient Taipei movie palace screening the martial arts epic Dragon Inn before closing its doors forever.
Intimations of ghosts inhabiting the theater are physically reflected in the isolated souls of a beautiful ticket booth operator and bathroom attendant - seemingly trapped in a dead-end job by her physical disability - and a projectionist, who perform the empty motions of their tasks in a solemn, silent ritual of their seeming existential limbo. Elegantly filmed in rich, vibrant colors against the darkness of the desolate theater and infused with Tsai's idiosyncratically understated, deadpan humor, Goodbye Dragon Inn is a poetic and elegiac exposition on longing, synchronicity, nostalgia, and the death of cinema.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:21:05 | 7.41 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Chinese
Genre: Drama

Director: Ming-liang Tsai
Cast: Lee Kang-Sheng, Cheng Shiang-Chyi, Miao Tien, Chun Shih, Kiyorobu Mitamura
Country: Taiwan

Extras (note that none of the extras are subtitled):
• Commentary
• Opening Ceremony (4:25)
• News Media Interview (13:54)
• Nanhau University (9:23)
• National Cheng Kung University (9:52)
• I-Shou University (1:50)
• Shu Uemure Forum (5:18)

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