Film: The Burning of Red Lotus Temple
The Burning Of Red Lotus Temple
(original title 火燒紅蓮寺) is a Chinese silent film directed by Zhang Shichuan and produced by the Mingxing Film Company (明星影片公司). With a total running-time of twenty-seven hours, it is among the longest films ever made, and was released as a serial in nineteen
feature-length parts between 1928 and 1931.
Adapted from the novel Tale Of The Extraordinary Swordsman
, it was one of the first Wuxia
movies, and by far the most successful Chinese film of the pre-war years, setting stylistic standards for the genre, and for Chinese cinema generally, that remain influential to this day. Dozens of sequels, spin-offs and imitations were made in the following years.
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