Cover image for Raise the red lantern Da hong deng long gao gao gua
Raise the red lantern Da hong deng long gao gao gua
Publication Information:
Beverly, Hills, Calif. : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2007]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital surround, dual-layer, NTSC.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: PG.
MGM world films

Language Note:
Mandarin dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
General Note:
Widescreen (2.35:1) presentation

Title from container.

Based on the novel by Su Tong.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1991.
In 1920's China, women had few options. So following the death of her father, Songlian, a beautiful nineteen-year-old college student agrees to marry a wealthy nobleman. She is to be wife number four at his estate, where daily life revolves around an ancient family custom: the master raises a red lantern outside the house of the wife with whom he desires to spend the night. On the surface, there is harmony between the wives, but trapped inside their gilded cages, with nothing to do but compete for their husband's favor, the four women are drawn into a web of petty rivalries that soon escalate into treachery.