Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Fox Searchlight 2275281 - What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship. Centuries ago, two “sworn sisters” are isolated by their families, but stay connected through a secret language written in the folds of a white silk fan. From the director of the joy Luck Club, and based on the best-selling novel, comes a timeless portrait of female friendship.

Now in modern-day shanghai, their descendents must draw inspiration from the past as they struggle to maintain their own eternal bond in the face of life’s complications. Shrink-wrapped.





The Joy Luck Club

Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2259279 - Produced by academy awardr-winning filmmaker oliver stone best picture -- pLATOON and based on the powerful #1 best-selling book, THE JOY LUCK CLUB tells the uplifting story of four remarkable friends whose extraordinary lives are filled with joy and heartbreak. Hailed as one of the must-see films of the year, this exceptional motion picture is sure to entertain and inspire you from beginning to end! Shrink-wrapped.

Their lifelong friendship reveals a mosaic of the startling events and conditions that have shaped their lives -- and how these experiences have affected the hopes and dreams they hold for each of their children.





Curse of the Golden Flower

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment - Shrink-wrapped. From the director of hero and house of Flying Daggers comes the martial arts epic masterpiece whose savage beauty and exquisite elegance has mesmerized and captivated audiences around the world. Curse of the Golden Flower. Starring chow yun fat of crouching tiger, hidden dragon as the embattled emperor and Gong Li of Memoirs of a Geisha as his poisoned Empress, Curse of the Golden Flower grants you entry into a dazzling and spectacular world of betrayal, vengeance and passion that will change the way you think of martial arts forever.

Set in the lavish and breathtakingly colorful world hidden from the eyes of mere mortals behind the walls of the Forbidden City, a tale of a royal family divided against itself builds to a mythic climax as lines are crossed, trust is betrayed, and family blood is spilled in the quest for redemption and revenge.





Confucius

Giant Ape 25176743 - In this sweeping battlefield epic, Confucius finds his lands threatened by the fires of war. Curse of the Golden Flower. Shrink-wrapped. Screen legend chow yun-fat stars as Confucius in the inspiring, action-packed saga of a leader whose wisdom and cunning were more powerful than any sword. From the producer of john woo’s red cliff and jet li’s warlords, a military leader, Hidden Dragon, and captured on camera by Oscar-winning Director of Photography Peter Pau Crouching tiger, Chow Yun-fat delivers the award-nominated performance of a lifetime as a teacher, and a legend in Confucius.

. After leading the nation’s most powerful army to victory against hordes of invaders, the new hero finds even greater danger in the jealous eyes of the aristocrats he fought to protect. Factory sealed DVD.





Legend of the Black Scorpion

Dragon Dynasty 3709721 - Factory sealed DVD. Scheming royals and other officials seek to conquer empires and consolidate power to form a single omnipotent dynasty. Factory sealed DVD. Shrink-wrapped. Curse of the Golden Flower. Against this backdrop, a legendary empress Zhang with fighting skills unparalleled by any man, harbors forbidden desires for her stepson.





Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel

Random House Trade Paperbacks - Snow flower and the secret fan is a brilliantly realistic journey back to an era of Chinese history that is as deeply moving as it is sorrowful. Lily is haunted by memories–of who she once was, long gone, and of a person, who defined her existence. List of questions for discussion. The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive.

Factory sealed DVD. As the years pass, through famine and rebellion, loneliness, they reflect upon their arranged marriages, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness. They painted letters on fans, thereby reaching out of their isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and composed stories, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and accomplishments.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel - . Factory sealed DVD. With the period detail and deep resonance of Memoirs of a Geisha, this lyrical and emotionally charged novel delves into one of the most mysterious of human relationships: female friendship. Curse of the Golden Flower. Some girls were paired with laotongs, “old sames, ” in emotional matches that lasted throughout their lives.

With the arrival of a silk fan on which snow flower has composed for Lily a poem of introduction in nu shu, their friendship is sealed and they become “old sames” at the tender age of seven. But when a misunderstanding arises, their lifelong friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart.





The Flowers of War

Lionsgate LGT32508DVD - The film represents one of china's most ambitious productions, involving the recreation of 1937 Nanking built from scratch over a one-year period and the collaboration of one of Hollywood's most sought after leading men Christian Bale. The film, not as a history lesson, but as an intimate, is told from a young girl's point of view, set during the Japanese invasion of China, elemental and paradoxically universal celebration of the human spirit.

. Bale stars as a dissolute Westerner who seeks refuge in a Catholic Church. Curse of the Golden Flower. Shrink-wrapped. Factory sealed DVD. There he meets a beautiful Chinese courtesan who helps him rescue a group of schoolgirls from a terrible fate at the hands of the Japanese. List of questions for discussion.

The Flowers of War - Shrink-wrapped. Factory sealed DVD.





Memoirs of a Geisha Blu-ray

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 3350187 - It will leave you breathless. Rex reed, new york observER Shrink-wrapped. List of questions for discussion. Shrink-wrapped. A visually stunning adaptation of Arthur Golden's best-selling novel. Barry caine, rob marshall, oakland tribune the director of Chicago, transports us into a mysterious and exotic world that casts a potent spell.

Factory sealed DVD. ". Curse of the Golden Flower. Shrink-wrapped. Factory sealed DVD. A cinderella story like no other, ken watanabe, mEMOIRS OF A GEISHA stars Ziyi Zhang, Michelle Yeoh and Gong Li. Memoirs of a geisha is luxurious, ethereal and intoxicating. Gorgeously photographed, meticulously directed and hypnotically acted.





House of Flying Daggers

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2226801 - Shrink-wrapped. Captured by officers of the decadent Tang Dynasty, Mei finds herself both threatened - and attracted - to the most unusual circumstances. Prepare your eyes for popping, " in this "martial-arts fireball that throws in a lyrical love story, head spinning fights and dazzling surprises" Rolling Stone.

Scott, new York Times. House of Flying Daggers. Factory sealed DVD. Mei is an exotic, associated with a dangerous revolutionary gang, beautiful blind dancer, known as the House of Flying Daggers. A gorgeous entertainment" A. O. Factory sealed DVD. Curse of the Golden Flower. List of questions for discussion. Shrink-wrapped.

House of Flying Daggers - Here, her heart and loyalties battle each other, amid warriors in the treetops and dazzling combat - the likes of which have never before been seen! Shrink-wrapped.





Red Cliff International Version - Part I & Part II

Magnolia 6630180 - Factory sealed DVD. List of questions for discussion. Shrink-wrapped. Vastly outnumbered by cao cao's brutal, fast-approaching army, the warlords band together to mount a heroic campaign - unrivaled in history - that changes the face of China forever. Shrink-wrapped. Battle that heralded the end of the Han Dynasty.

Shrink-wrapped. Red cliff is the epic historical dramabased on a legendary 208 A. D. Shrink-wrapped. Factory sealed DVD. Curse of the Golden Flower. House of Flying Daggers. A power-hungry prime minister-turned-general cao cao seeks permission from the Han Dynasty Emperor to organize asouthward-bound mission designed to crush the two troublesome warlords who stand in his way, Liu Bei and Sun Quan.





Eat Drink Man Woman

Olive Films - House of Flying Daggers. Curse of the Golden Flower. Factory sealed DVD. Three grown women live with their widowed father, a master chef in Taipei, Taiwan. List of questions for discussion. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Factory sealed DVD. Factory sealed DVD. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Directed by Ang Lee.