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Pushing Hands
     

Pushing Hands

Director: Ang Lee

Cast: Sihung Lung, Pamela Yang, Bo Z. Wang

 

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Ang Lee's sensitive drama Pushing Hands comes to DVD with a standard full-frame 1.33:1 transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. There are no special features on this disc. The sound is unexceptional, as is the picture, making this an uninspired release that may or may not please fans of the film. This

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Ang Lee's sensitive drama Pushing Hands comes to DVD with a standard full-frame 1.33:1 transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. There are no special features on this disc. The sound is unexceptional, as is the picture, making this an uninspired release that may or may not please fans of the film. This is a good opportunity to see Lee's early work, but the disc could have been better.

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All Movie Guide - Michael Hastings
Ang Lee's debut feature exhibits many of the traits that would later become calling cards: the clash of cultures at play in everyday American society; the stifling-yet-comforting influence of family and home; the reticence to alter old world ways even in a new environment. Unfortunately, Lee -- working here on an ultra-low budget with an inexperienced cast -- hadn't yet come into his own as a naturalistic observer of human drama, and as a result, much of Pushing Hands comes off like a preachy after-school special. Best among the cast is Sihung Lung, whom Lee would feature in nearly all of his subsequent films; he's so good that he makes the performers who play his staid suburban son and daughter-in-law (Bo Z. Wang and Deb Snyder, respectively) seem like they wandered in from a cut-rate public access soap opera. Informally part of Lee's "Father Knows Best" trilogy, Pushing Hands received a release only after the success of The Wedding Banquet.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/1999
UPC:
0014381561821
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[monaural]
Time:
1:47:00

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Chapter Index
0. Chapter Index
1. Main Title; Life with Father [11:54]
2. Linda Stops By [2:03]
3. Alex and Jeremy [8:34]
4. Not Enough Space [3:25]
5. Dumplings Move In [9:21]
6. Stomach Cramps [7:11]
7. Where's Mrs. Chen? [5:04]
8. Delivering the Poem [4:42]
9. Out for a Walk [5:01]
10. Picking up the Pieces [4:38]
11. A Sick Man [6:58]
12. The Picnic [9:21]
13. Father's Farewell [8:38]
14. Take a Stand [5:43]
15. Cops in Chinatown [5:42]
16. Unexpected Visitor [5:00]
17. End Credits [3:43]

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