BROTHERS FIVE (1970)
DVD: July 15, 2008
Cheng Pei-pei is one of those rare names in cinema who returns to
thrill and surprise audiences again and again. Born in Shanghai in
1946, Cheng relocated to Hong Kong when she was 14. Armed with a high
school education and six years of ballet training, Cheng joined the
Shaw Brothers performing arts training course, which served as a
springboard for her into a career as an actress with Shaw Brothers.
She made her film debut playing a male in The Lotus Lamp in 1963, but
quickly made her screen presence felt when she starred in Pan Lei s
Lover s Rock later that year.
During her years at Shaw Brothers,
she made over 20 movies of which most were wuxia (martial arts) films.
Cool but passionate, poised but lethal, Cheng carved herself an
unbreachable niche as the Queen of Swords in classics such as Come
Drink With Me, Golden Swallow, Dragon Swamp, and The Lady Hermit.
left her successful career and moved to the U.S. to get married in 1971
after making The Lady Hermit in 1971. She returned to Hong Kong for
good in 1992, working in television, until Taiwanese auteur Ang Lee
cast her as the Jade Fox in the Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden
Dragon. The film brought her the best supporting actress award in the
Hong Kong Film Awards and took her career to new international heights.
- Actors: Pei-pei Cheng, Han Chin, Yi Chang
- Directors: Wei Lou
- Format: Anamorphic, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Language: Chinese
- Subtitles: English
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: Unrated
- Studio: Well Go USA
- DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
- Run Time: 102 minutes