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Shan zhong zhuan qi (2018)

Shan zhong zhuan qi
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,639Details
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A travelling scholar, intent on translating a Buddhist sutra, loses his way in the mountains. Time and space collapse around him as he continues his journey, encountering ghostly visitations amid a haunting fantasia of color, light and landscape. King Hu rose to prominence in the 1960s and 70s as a superb director of wuxia, a subgenre of samurai film dealing with swords, sorcery and chivalrous heroes. Legend of the Mountain comes from the director’s later period, when his artistry, specifically his landscape compositions, was at the height of its powers.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,501-14,600) 14,542 $7,639
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,801-19,900) 19,885 $7,639

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 2nd, 2018 (Limited) by Kino Lorber, released as Legend of the Mountain (1979) (Re-release)
Video Release: May 1st, 2018 by Kino Lorber, released as Legend of the Mountain
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 184 minutes
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Keywords: Supernatural, Hauntings, Buddhism, Lost, 1000s, Ancient China, Sung Dynasty
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Hong Kong,
Taiwan, Province of China

Leading Cast

   Ho Yunqing

Supporting Cast

Hsu Feng    Melody
Sylvia Chang    Cloud
Tung Lin    Tsui
Rainbow Hsu    Madame Wang
Tien Feng    Old Chang
Chen Hui-lou    Taoist Priest
Ng Ming-choi    Lama
Sun Yueh    General Han

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Production and Technical Credits

Chung Ling    Screenwriter
King Hu    Executive Producer
Wong Cheuk-hon    Executive Producer
King Hu    Production Designer
King Hu    Editor
Siu Nam    Editor
Wu Ta-chiang    Composer
Henry Chan    Director of Photography
Ng Ming-choi    Action Choreographer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/02/09 89 $58   1 $58   $3,333 2
2018/03/16 98 $91   1 $91   $4,776 7
2018/03/23 94 $110 +21% 1 $110   $4,886 8
2018/03/30 79 $2,637 +2,297% 2 $1,319   $7,523 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/02/02 71 $3,275   1 $3,275   $3,275 1
2018/02/09 84 $342 -90% 1 $342   $3,617 2
2018/02/16 82 $975 +185% 2 $488   $4,592 3
2018/03/09 93 $93   1 $93   $4,685 6
2018/03/16 95 $91 -2% 1 $91   $4,776 7
2018/03/23 97 $110 +21% 1 $110   $4,886 8
2018/03/30 84 $2,753 +2,403% 2 $1,377   $7,639 9

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