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Format: DVD
Sku: 218858211
UPC: 043396359239
UPC 14: 00043396359239
Category Keywords: Betrayal  Crime  Infidelity  Murder  Period Piece  Thieves  Thriller
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A Zhang Yimou Film.
When a chinese shopkeeper plots to execute his unfaithful wife and her lover, the lover has a lethal plan of his own in this gripping retelling of the coen brothers' classic blood simple.

"...alternately comic and terrifying...  Andrew O'Hehir,
"...a major visual treat...  Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer

Editor's Note
Love, betrayal, and murder take root in the deserts of China in this comedy drama from filmmaker Zhang Yimou. Wang (Ni Dahong) is an ill-tempered tyrant who runs a noodle shop not far from the Great Wall. Wang treats his employees like dirt and isn't much friendlier to his long-suffering wife (Yan Ni), who soothes her nerves by having an affair with Li (Xiao Shenyang), one of Wang's cooks. The wife would like to take Wang out of the picture, and one day she gives Li a gun, suggesting that he kill Wang so they can live in peace. A crooked cop named Zhang learns about the plot and tells Wang about the lovers, offering to kill them for a price. The next day, Zhang returns with evidence that Wang's wife and his cook have been shot, but shoots Wang before he can pay him. Zhang is about to empty out Wang's safe when he discovers he wasn't the only one with a plan to double-cross the despised noodle baron. Inspired by Joel and Ethan Coen's BLOOD SIMPLE, SAN QIANG PAI AN JING QI (aka A WOMAN, A GUN AND A NOODLE SHOP) was an official selection at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival.


Video Features DVD, Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, English, French

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/3/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 90 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2009
Video UPC UPC: 00043396359239
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop - DVD Review
By: Luigi Bastardo Reviews
Published on: 2/27/2011 6:00 PM
Chinese filmmakers have something of an odd legacy when it comes to paying their respects to the many millions of movies their fellow artists have made the world over. If you think its impossible to mash two vastly different, more-popular international movies such as Three Men And A Baby and Taxi Driver together, then you probably haven’t seen very many Hong Kong the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Ni Dahong
Video Cast Info Honglei Sun
Video Cast Info Mao Mao
Video Cast Info Yan Ni
Video Cast Info Xiao Shenyang
Video Cast Info Cheng Ye
Video Cast Info Julien Gaudfroy - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Tao Jing - Sound
Video Cast Info Zhao Lin - Composer
Video Cast Info Huang Xinming - Production Manager/UPM
Video Cast Info Zhao Xiaoding - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Xu Zhengchao - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Shi Jianquan - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Zhou Xiaofeng - Creative Consultant
Video Cast Info Yimou Zhang - Director

Professional Reviews

The Arizona Republic 8 of 10
It takes real chutzpah to challenge the Coen brothers when it comes to stylization in movies, but Chinese director Zhang Yimou has done just that...Zhang has taken almost everything possible from "Blood Simple" and transferred it, lock stock and three-barreled gun, from contemporary Texas to 19th century China, and upped the ante on style to the point that the style has become the point.. - Richard Nilsen

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