Considered by many the inspiration for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," King Hu's magnificent, martial-arts epic, infused with sophistication and a a meditative mysticism. Breathtaking swordplay and and beautiful gliding about leaves one in awe. "A Touch of Zen" (1971) was the first Chinese entry to receive an award at the Cannes Film Festival. Film Forum is presenting the un-cut three hour a restored print that captures the beauty an color in full.
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