Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale Blu-ray l DVD
DIRECTOR: Wei Te-Sheng
WRITER: Wei Te-Sheng
STARRING: Lin Ching-Tai, Masanobu Ando, Umin Boya, Vivian Hsu, Da-Ching, Chi-Wei Cheng, Sabu Kawahara, Akira Hibino, Mei-ling Lo, Michio Hayashida, Yi-Fan Hsu, Yuichi Kimura, Minoru Matsumoto, Bowkeh Kowsang, Kenji Kasai, Yoshitaka Ishizuka, Ma Ju-lung, Junji Kumagai, Jyunichi Haruta, Hiroshi Noguchi
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RELEASE DATE: August 7, 2012
Historical epics about the small rising up against great forces to fight for their freedom and their own land and culture are not rare. Titles like Braveheart and The Last Samurai jump to mind. But they’re also movies that don’t get old, and so long as there’s a new story to tell, people will be there to hear it.
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale is one such story, one that’s not all that well known. The most expensive Taiwanese film ever made, it follows the native tribes of the island of Taiwan who are considered savages by outsiders because of their headhunting traditions, including the Japanese, who come in hoping to mine the land of its many resources after the island is ceded to them in 1895 via a treaty with China.