Posted Fri Sep 2, 2011 at 08:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The Chinese drama from Wayne Wang ('The Joy Luck Club') is coming to Blu-ray in November.
In an early announcement to retailers, 20th Century Fox is readying 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan' for Blu-ray on November 1.
Growing up in 19th century China, Lily (Bingbing Li, 'The Forbidden Kingdom') and Snow Flower (Gianna Jun, 'My Sassy Girl') are brought together in a Laotong friendship—a lifelong bond between two women who rely on each other for companionship and comfort. Amid the civil unrest and gender discrimination of the era, the pair deals with life’s hardships together until they are separated by marriage and childbirth. As sworn sisters, however, the women continue to communicate through the secret Chinese language of nushu, hiding their stories and messages within the folds of delicate silk fans.
In present day Shanghai, the Laotong’s descendants Nina (also played by Li) and Sophia (also played by Jun) struggle to maintain the intimacy of their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers and complicated love lives. Drawing on lessons of the past, the two modern women must understand the story of their ancestral connection or risk losing one another forever. What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in the notion of love, hope and friendship.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include The Sworn Sisterhood of the Secret Fan.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is still undetermined at this time.
You can find the latest specs for 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 1.
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