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Execution in Autumn Lee Hsing Slipcase Limited Blu-ray Eureka UK

Execution in Autumn Lee Hsing Slipcase Limited Blu-ray Eureka UK

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A masterpiece from the “Godfather of Taiwanese cinema” Lee Hsing!

Introducing Eureka's Limited Edition Blu-ray release for 1972's Execution in Autumn. Referred to as “the godfather of Taiwanese cinema”, the films of director Lee Hsing (who passed away in 2021 at the age of 91) combined Western realism with the neo-Confucian ideals advocated by the nationalist government in Taiwan. Director of a number of masterpieces, presented here is the film he considered his personal favourite of all his films — and certainly his most successful — Execution in Autumn.

Since his childhood, Pei Gang (Ou Wei) has been spoiled by his rich grandmother who raised him after the death of his parents. Unable to control himself, in a fit of rage, Gang kills a pregnant woman – who indicated him as the father of her unborn child – and her cousins; for this he is sentenced to death, and will be beheaded in autumn, the traditional season for executions. His grandmother tries to save him, but this proves to be a task beyond her means. So she makes him marry the young Lian (Tang Pao-yun), an orphan raised within the family, in prison, so that the Pei line does not die out.

IMPORTANT NOTE: An all-region Blu-ray player is required to view this movie. Standard U.S. Blu-ray players will NOT read Region B discs. If you're looking for a reliable all-region player, we've got you covered!

Limited Edition Features:

  • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [2000 copies]
  • A collector’s booklet featuring new and archival writing


  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a stunning 2K restoration of the original film elements undertaken by the Taiwan Film Institute
  • Original Mandarin audio (uncompressed LPCM)
  • Optional English subtitles, newly revised for this release New video piece by film critic Tony Rayns

Technical Specs:

  • Country: Taiwan
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Year: 1972
  • Runtime: 99
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
  • Subtitles: Optional English subtitles
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