The Banquet

Overview

A World Without Thieves director Feng Xiaogang shifts his focus from modern-day con artists to tenth century intrigue with this tale of internal turmoil in the age of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms starring Zhang Ziyi, Daniel Wu, and Ge You. Her empire on the verge of a massive revolution as storms begin to brew both within the royal court as well as in the outlying kingdoms, the entrancing Empress Wan Zhang gazes upon her stepson, Prince Wu Luan Wu, with the eyes of a forbidden lover rather than a caring ...
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Overview

A World Without Thieves director Feng Xiaogang shifts his focus from modern-day con artists to tenth century intrigue with this tale of internal turmoil in the age of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms starring Zhang Ziyi, Daniel Wu, and Ge You. Her empire on the verge of a massive revolution as storms begin to brew both within the royal court as well as in the outlying kingdoms, the entrancing Empress Wan Zhang gazes upon her stepson, Prince Wu Luan Wu, with the eyes of a forbidden lover rather than a caring mother. When the emperor dies an unexpected death and his younger brother Li Ge ascends to the throne, Empress Wan marries the newly appointed sovereign as a means of both protecting her beloved Wu Luan and cementing her position within the royal court. When assassins dispatched by Emperor Li fail in their attempt to silence Wu Luan and his majesty subsequently announces a lavish banquet, Empress Wan and Wu Luan realize that the time has finally come for them to take action against the murderous despot. The film demonstrates tremendous influence by Shakespearean plays, specifically Hamlet and Macbeth.
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Special Features

Audio Commentary by Hong Kong Cinema Expert Bey Logan; Master Of Ceremonies: An Exclusive Interview with Director Feng Xiaogang; Warrior Prince: An Exclusive Interiview with Leading Man Daniel Wu; A Dynasty Uncovered: Behind The Scenes on Legend Of The Black Scorpion; Trailer Gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/2010
  • UPC: 883476027081
  • Original Release: 2006
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  • Source: Dragon Dynasty
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 2:06:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 54,304

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ziyi Zhang Empress Wan
Ge You Emperor Li
Daniel Wu Prince Wu Luan
Huang Xiaoming General Yin
Zhou Xun Qing Nu, Singer
Ma Jingwu
Teng Geer Singer
Zhang Liangying Singer
Technical Credits
Feng Xiaogang Director
John Chong Producer
Wang Danrong Sound/Sound Designer
Tan Dun Score Composer
Qiu Gangjian Screenwriter
Sheng Heyu Screenwriter
Zhang Li Cinematographer
Liu Miaomiao Editor
Yuen Woo Ping Action Director, Executive Producer
Tim Yip Costumes/Costume Designer, Producer, Production Designer
Wang Zhongjun Producer
Wang Zhonglei Executive Producer, Producer
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