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Director: William Worthington     Starring: Sessue Hayakawa
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Format: DVD
Sku: 206709097
UPC: 784148010847
UPC 14: 00784148010847
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A young woman marries an older millionaire and then falls in love with a handsome nobleman on her honeymoon.
Editor's Note
One of the hallmarks of Asian-American cinema, DRAGON PAINTER also stars one of silent cinema's biggest heartthrobs, Sessue Hayakawa (BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI). In this film set in rural Japan, Hayakawa plays a solitary, slightly nutty artist named Tatsu. He believes he's betrothed to a princess who was carried off by a dragon. When his brilliance with the brushes is discovered, he's made the pupil of Kano, one of Japan's foremost artists. But when Tatsu takes Kano's daughter for his fabled princess, familial chaos ensues. Cinephiles rejoiced when a rare print of this film, originally thought lost, was discovered in Paris, providing the source for this outstanding restoration.


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: New Yorker Films
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/7/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 53 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1919
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 00108
Video UPC UPC: 00784148010847
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Sessue Hayakawa
Video Cast Info William Worthington - Director

Professional Reviews

Sight and Sound
"[F]ascinating....The Japanese feel is remarkably convincing thanks to co-producer Hayakawa's determination to overturn countless stereotypes." 05/01/2008 p.96

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Product attributeActor:   Hayakawa,Sessue
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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