Eureka Entertainment has announced the release of EARLY HOU HSIAO-HSIEN: THREE FILMS 1980-1983, a new two disc set of formative films from Taiwanese cinema’s most celebrated auteur, available in a world premiere Blu-ray release as part of The Masters of Cinema Series on 16 April 2018.
Cute Girl (1980) – A young bride-to-be falls for a laid-back land surveyor whilst visiting her family in the countryside. Conceived as a commercial vehicle for popular Hong Kong singer Kenny Bee, this romantic comedy was Hou Hsiao-hsien’s debut feature.
The Green, Green Grass of Home (1982) – A substitute teacher (again played by Kenny Bee) moves to a remote village, where he falls in love with another teacher at the local school.
The Boys from Fengkuei (1983) – Three young men leave their fishing village for the city to look for work, where they face some harsh realities about growing up. The film which established Hou Hsiao-hsien as a leading figure of the Taiwanese New Wave, The Boys from Fengkuei was rapturously received in Europe and is often considered the director’s first mature masterwork.
Limited Edition O-card [2000 copies – First Print Run Only]
1080p presentations of all three films, across two Blu-ray discs
Uncompressed LPCM audio
Optional English subtitles
Video essays on all three films by Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López
A collector’s booklet featuring a new essay by Phillip Kemp