DAYS [Limited Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray Set]

DAYS [Limited Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray Set]

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For decades the great Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang has been directing exquisite examinations of alienation, isolation, and the fleeting beauty of human connection featuring his muse Lee Kang-sheng. Days is one of his best, sparest, most intimate works. Lee once again stars as a variation on himself, wandering through a lonely urban landscape and seeking treatment in Hong Kong for a chronic illness; at the same time, a young Laotian immigrant (Anong Houngheuangsy) working in Bangkok goes about his daily routine. These two solitary men eventually come together in a moment of healing, tenderness, and sexual release. Among the most cathartic entries in Tsai’s filmography, Days is a work of longing, constructed with the director’s customary brilliance at visual composition and shot through with profound empathy.

BLU-RAY DISC ONE

Days (2020, 127 minutes), a film by Tsai Ming-liang
 Press Conference with Tsai Ming-liang, Lee Kang-sheng and Anong Houngheuangsy following the world premiere of Days at the 2020 Berlinale (33 minutes)
U.S. Theatrical Trailer

BLU-RAY DISC TWO

Afternoon (2015, 137 minutes), a feature documentary by Tsai Ming-liang with actor Lee Kang-sheng
• Wandering (2021, 34 minutes), a new short film by Tsai Ming-liang
• New video interview with director Tsai Ming-liang (30 minutes)
• “Director Tsai’s Cafe Gallerie,” an image gallery featuring exhibition posters and photographs from the Taiwanese cinema operated by Tsai Ming-liang between 2011 and 2014

Plus, a limited edition slipcase with alternate black & white poster art (1000 print run only)

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REVIEWS

On over a dozen Ten Best Films of the Year lists, including Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Sight & Sound, Reverse Shot, Hyperallergic, Film Comment (Critic's Poll), and more!

"Over the past thirty years, Tsai and Lee have created a body of work unlike any other in world cinema, capturing urban ennui and desire amid the ethereal, neon-lit dreamscapes of Taipei and other Asian metropolises." – Dennis Zhou, The New Yorker

"A masterpiece." – K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone

"A quietly aching stunner from one of our great filmmakers. Gorgeously sensual. With Days, Tsai Ming-Liang has made something exquisite and rare: an elegiac, autumnal work that also feels like an artistic breakthrough." – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

Four Stars! An extraordinary movie. Intoxicating.“ – Simon Abrams, RogerEbert.com

Days is an act of love, an expression of commitment—to a man, to an image, and to the cinematic medium. What Tsai Ming-liang has done for a generation of movie-watchers is incalculable; his films have been nothing less than a reconstitution of how, where, and why we look.” – Michael Koresky, Reverse Shot