City Of Life And Death: 2-Disc Special Edition

Kino Video   (2011) / Region 1
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City Of Life And Death: 2-Disc Special Edition

City Of Life And Death, a stunning depiction of the of Nanking, is "a film strong enough to change your life" (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times).

Director Lu Chuan (Mountain Patrol) based the film on the recorded witness testimony from the real-life survivors of the massacre, meticulously recreating the infamous reign of terror conducted by the occupying Japanese army in the Chinese capital of Nanking in 1937. The first big-budget fiction film by the Chinese to deal with this seminal event, City Of Life And Death paints an epic portrait of wartime conflict, filled with an ensemble of conflicted characters caught in the crossfire, including Chinese officer Lu (Liu Ye), who leads his mean in a hopeless, defiant resistance effort; the German businessman, John Rabe (John Paisley), who establishes a safety zone in an attempt to protect civilians; and Japanese soldier Kadokawa (Hideo Nakaizumi), who struggles to live with his conscience in a city where executions are commonplace.

Lu is "an extraordinary visual artist" (Manohla Dargis, NY Times) and City Of Life And Death contains searing B&W images that are impossible to shake, creating an unforgettable masterpiece of contemporary world cinema.

Also featured in this special 2-disc set is Matters Of Life And Death, a feature-length documentary about the making of the film that includes interviews with the director and actors, plus rare behind-the-scenes footage.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Aug 02 2011
  • Production Year 2011
  • Empire SKU 1582200
  • UPC Code 738329072421
  • Studio  Kino Video
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Disc One

Disc Two
The Making of Lu Chuan's City of Life and Death


  • Audio
    Mandarin Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.35:1 B&W (Anamorphic)



  • John Chong
  • Andy Zhang


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