The Peony Pavillion

The Peony Pavillion

Director: Derek Bailey, Siân Busby Cast: Robert M. Powell, Bao Moli

DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo)


This disc offers a performance of the opera The Peony Pavilion. The widescreen anamorphic transfer produces an image with an aspect ratio of 1.78:1. Chinese soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo. English, French, and Chinese subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a one-hour documentary on the making of this production. This is a fine release from Image.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/04/2001
UPC: 0014381021523
Original Release: 2000
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 2:02:00

Special Features

One-hour documentary on the making of "The Peony Pavilion"

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert M. Powell Narrator
Bao Moli Actor
Dai Tongkun Actor
Gao Hong Actor
Hua Meng Actor
Huang Chenglin Actor
Jia Yonghong Actor
Li Min Actor
Lin Sen Actor
Liu Ming Actor
Liu Qi-Chao Actor
Liu Qingchun Actor
Luo Wenshuai Actor
Ma Shaoliang Actor
Qian Yi Du Liniang
Sang Lin Actor
Sang Yang Actor
Shan Jing Actor
Sun Yahui Actor
Tang Ji-Rong Actor
Wang Linsong Actor
Wei Guoyong Actor
Wei Hui Actor
Wei Jia Actor
Wen Fulin Actor
Wen Yuhang Liu Mengmei
Wu Yongli Actor
Xie Dong Actor
Yu Qingwang Actor
Zang Yanyan Actor
Zhang Qi Lan Actor
Zhang Qing Actor
Zhang Zuguang Actor
Zhao Yangqin Actor
Zhou Jun Actor
Zhou Ming Actor

Technical Credits
Derek Bailey Director
Siân Busby Director
Nina Freund Production Manager
Huang Haiwei Set Decoration/Design
Yves Rolland Executive Producer
Jane Seymour Executive Producer
Cheng Shuyi Costumes/Costume Designer
Colin Wilson Producer
Qian Yi Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. scene selections
1. introduction [5:50]
2. the story of du liniang [9:40]
3. the garden [9:29]
4. lui mengmei the scholar [20:19]
5. the portrait (pintang) [12:09]
6. death [4:07]
7. the underworld [6:40]
8. a great romance [16:35]
9. exhuming the coffin [1:07]
10. mother and daughter reunion [14:50]
11. reconciliation [12:02]
12. end credits [6:59]

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