Blu-ray Release: The Children of Huang Shi

Blu-ray Release Date: July 17, 2018
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The beautifully engaged director Roger Spottiswoode (Under Fire) brings us 2008’s The Children of Huang Shi, a wrenching historical war drama starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Velvet Goldmine) as George Hogg, a British journalist caught up in the brutal Japanese invasion of China in 1938.

Chow Yun-fat (l.) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in The Children of Huang Shi.

Via encounters with a Chinese resistance fighter (Chow Yun-fat, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), an American nurse (Radha Mitchell, The Crazies), and an aristocratic lady (Michelle Yeoh, Reign of Assassins), Hogg becomes a better man – and eventually helps to lead a group of Chinese orphans on a terrifying trek in search of a safe haven.

Shot by superb cinematographer Zhao Xiaoding (House of Flying Daggers) and featuring a score from David Hirschfelder (Shine).

Special features on this Twilight Time edition of the R-rated film include an isolated music track, a featurette, and the film’s original theatrical trailer.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your prebook order!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.