This post is to alert our fans to the fact that Ang Lee’s The Wedding Banquet is going out of print effective April 1st.
Retailers have a limited supply on hand and will be selling copies through March 31st or while supplies last. You can also purchase copies through this site until the March 31st deadline, so get yours while you still can!
THE WEDDING BANQUET (1993)
MITCHELL LICHTENSTEIN (Flawless, Streamers, Kangaroo Man)
WINSTON CHAO (Eat Drink Man Woman, Island of Greed, Intimates)
MAY CHIN (Woman Soup, Magic Sword, May Jane)
SIHUNG LUNG (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Eat Drink Man Woman, Pushing Hands)
AH-LEH GUA (Eat Drink Man Woman, Intimates, Fleeing by Night)
Directed by ANG LEE (Brokeback Mountain; Life of Pi; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
Ang Lee (Life of Pi) directs this heartwarming comedy about a young gay man who, in order to placate his traditional parents, must hide his “secret” and marry in The Wedding Banquet.
Gay couple Wai-Tung (Winston Chao, Eat Drink Man Woman) and Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein, Streamers) are happily cohabitating in New York when word comes from Wai-Tung’s parents, who, tired of waiting for their son to marry and give them grandchildren, have hired a dating service to get him closer to the altar. Wai-Tung and Simon hatch a plot that’ll see Wai-Tung married to Wei-Wei (May Chin, Woman Soup), an acquaintance in need of her green card. Problem solved. That is, until Wai-Tung’s parents announce a visit and insist that a customary wedding banquet is given to atone for the less-than-spectacular city hall marriage ceremony. And there’s another surprise. Could there soon be the pitter patter of little feet?
The Wedding Banquet, written for the screen by Ang Lee, Neil Peng and James Schamus, brings together an eclectic cast of American and Asian actors including Sihung Lung and Ah-Leh Gua, who would both appear in Ang Lee’s follow-up film, Eat Drink Man Woman.
“A Forbidden Passion” featurette
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH and MANDARIN (with optional English subtitles)
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 107 mins
VIDEO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR