This release of BAMBOO HOUSE OF DOLLS from Hong Kong distributor Intercontinental Video Limited is typical of the hundreds of restored Shaw Brothers titles put out by the company. Picture looks great and is in the 16:9 format. Original mono Mandarin and Cantonese audio tracks have unfortunately been remixed in 5.1 surround sound.
Trailers - Celestial Pictures produced trailers for THE BAMBOO HOUSE OF DOLLS, WOMEN OF DESIRE, THE SEXY KILLER, 36 SECRETS OF COURTSHIP, and SEX FOR SALE.
Photo Gallery - Small behind-the-scenes pictures in black and white come with brief multilingual notes. Additional movie stills are too small.
Original Poster - Poster art is too small.
Production Notes - So called “production notes” on IVL’s SB releases have always been worthless and now we have proof of the writer’s identity, although it has been well known among KFCF members for years. He couldn’t resist slipping in a shameless plug for his own book. Sure, it’s referenced in the third person but it’s called a “seminal book.” He then follows with an uncredited quote from someone else’s web site. Classy. That’s Ric Meyers for you, the most shamelessly unapologetic self promoter in the martial arts movie world.
Biography & Selected Filmography - Contains bilingual mini bios of Lo Lieh, Wang Hsieh (written as Wang Hsia) and director Kwei Chih-hung (written as Kuei Chih-hung)
• Format: Region 3 NTSC DVD
• Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen (2.35:1)
• Audio: Mandarin 5.1, Cantonese 5.1
• Subtitles: Traditional Chinese, English, Malay, Indonesian
• Length: 107 minutes
• Release Date: 2003.04.12
Bamboo House of Dolls (1973) • DVD • IVL • Shaw Brothers • women in prison