On March 7, 2000, Columbia TriStar Home Video will release Chinese director Wu Tianming’s award-winning masterpiece The King Of Masks on DVD. Winner of more than forty honors from film festivals around the world, the film stars Chu Yuk, Chao Yim Yin and Zhou Ren-Ying.
In the face of poverty and loneliness, The King of Masks (Chu Yuk) a rare master of an ancient art, is sought out by even the most beloved star of the esteemed Chinese Opera. But tradition dictates that the aging master’s trade only be passed on to a male heir. Desperate for his art to survive, The King of Masks finds an apprentice in a destitute child purchased on the black market. When the child
reveals an unexpected secret, both the old man’s stubborn sense of tradition and the established customs of China suddenly test their relationship.
The DVD will contain the film with its original Cantonese and Mandarin language tracks with optional English, French and Spanish subtitles at a suggested retail price of $27.95.