wong kar-wai's ashes of time redux in theaters

Forgot to mention that Wong Kar-wai's Ashes of Time Redux is playing in select theaters this weekend from Sony Pictures Classics. The famed Hong Kong auteur revisits his 1994 "martial arts epic," starring Tony Leung, Jackie Cheung, Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin and Maggie Cheung, and re-edited, restored and remastered for the big screen.

I know there are a lot of crazy Wong Kar-wai fans out there, and many consider Ashes of Time—his only entry into the wuxia genre—one of his best. While I certainly appreciate the director's work (In the Mood for Love is one of my favorite films), I've never been one of those full-fledged Wong Kar-wai devotees. But I'm definitely curious to see this one.

Like a lot of people, I've only experienced Ashes of Time on the small screen, and off of a crappy VHS tape (remember those?) at that. I always felt like I was getting cheated out of the film's full impact. I have a feeling that Ashes of Time Redux is truly the way it was meant to be seen—in true, glorious, big screen glory.

The film's currently playing in select cities. Visit the Sony Pictures Classics website here, where you can view the trailer. And here's a pretty good review from indieWIRE: The Perfect Storm: Wong Kar-wai's "Ashes of Time Redux".

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