Yang Ban Xi DVD
Yang Ban XiDVD
In the wake of China's Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, the only performing arts works allowed were a series of government-sanctioned ballets, operas and films that bore such titles as "Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy" and "The Red Detachment of Women." See how the "yang ban xi" productions mixed Maoist propaganda with Hollywood-style musical numbers to indoctrinate their audiences, and are now seen by a new generation of Chinese as campy nostalgia. 85 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack:Mandarin Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English. In Mandarin with English subtitles.