1992′s New Dragon Inn is remastered and back on mainland big screens this February 24 (in other words, none of us are seeing it). Directed by East is Red’s Raymond Lee, New Dragon Inn is a remake of King Hu’s 1966 classic, Dragon Gate Inn. It stars Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Donnie Yen.
New Dragon Inn is widely regarded as the peak of wuxia dramas and was a huge hit at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival, which had audiences cheering. According to hkcinemamagic.com, both Ching Siu Tung and Tsui Hark (who also wrote and produced) are given credit as directors. Check out the HKL DVD trailer.