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Burning of the Red Lotus Monastery (1928)

Huo shao hong lian si (original title)
This movie was adapted from a newspaper serial (Strange Tales of the Adventurer in the Wild Country) and released in 18 feature-length parts over a period of 3 years (1928-31). In its ... See full summary »

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This movie was adapted from a newspaper serial (Strange Tales of the Adventurer in the Wild Country) and released in 18 feature-length parts over a period of 3 years (1928-31). In its entirety it would be 27 hours long. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Originally produced with a mammoth running time of 27 hours, making it possibly the longest film ever produced. It was never exhibited in its entirety. Instead, it was split up and released as 18 features between 1928 and 1931, of which Burning of the Red Lotus Monastery is one. See more »

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This film has a special place in the Chinese movie industry
17 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Although it was not the first Chinese movie made, it was a first major success and as the result of its success, the Chinese movies made around that time were very similar to it: most of them were martial arts flicks.

Another importance of this film in the early era of Chinese movie industry was that it pioneered the large scale adoption of movie theaters for the general public which included the middle and lower classes.


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