Set during the Ming dynasty, the film revolves around the children of a newly-executed Minister of Defense who seek refuge at the Dragon Inn but soon find themselves facing a group of deadly assassins. The cast includes Shih Chun, Pai Ying, Polly Shang-Kuan, Miao Tian, and Hsieh Han.
Synopsis: After having the emperor’s minister of defense executed, a power-grabbing eunuch sends assassins to trail the victim’s children to a remote point on the northern Chinese border. But that bloodthirsty mission is confounded by a mysterious group of fighters who arrive on the scene, intent on delivering justice and defending the innocent.
• New 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Hua Hui-Ying
• New interview with actor Shang-Kuan Ling-Feng
• Interview from 2016 with actor Shih Chun
• Scene analysis by author and New York Asian Film Festival cofounder Grady Hendrix
• Newsreel footage of the film’s 1967 premiere in Taipei, Taiwan
• New English subtitle translation
• An essay by critic Andrew Chan
‘Dragon Inn’ is available for pre-order now from Amazon.com.