Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Shanghai Triad

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 4, 2020
Price: DVD $13.29, Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Film Movement

Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee and winner of the Best Foreign Film from the National Board of Review, the 1995 Chinese crime drama Shanghai Triad, a stylized potboiler about the Chinese criminal underworld of the 1930s, comes from legendary director Zhang Yimou (A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop).

Hired to be a servant to pampered nightclub singer and mob moll Xiao Jinbao (Gong Li, Ju Dou, Farewell My Concubine), naive teenager Shuisheng (Wang Xiaoxiao) is thrust into the glamorous and deadly demimonde of Shanghai’s crime syndicates. Over the course of seven days, Shuisheng observes mounting tensions as triad boss Tang begins to suspect traitors amongst his ranks and rivals for Xiao Jinbao’s affections.

With Film Movement’s release, Zhang’s inventive take on the gangster film is making its Blu-ray debut in North America.

This new edition includes the following features:

  • “Trouble in Shanghai” video essay by author Grady Hendrix
  • Booklet with new essay by film critic and lecturer John Berra

Buy or Rent Shanghai Triad

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.