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This gem of Asian-American cinema is restored by the George Eastman House Motion Picture Department, with a new digital master with original tinting, and new ensemble score by Mark Izu. Many special features are included.
'THE DRAGON PAINTER was one of the first films to present a Japanese aesthetic to an American audience. The performances by Hayakawa and Tsuru Aoki are a revelation.' --Stephen Gong, Pacific Film Archive
'A silent classic!' --Seattle News Tribune
'A masterful blend of lyricism and entertainment!' --Salt Lake City Deseret News
Note: I saw this movie with XFinity On Demand.
The film has good acting and is a great view into what can happen when obsession blinds you to everything else. Read more
This charming little fantasy is a delight to the eye with its gorgeous locations. Sessue Hayakawa was at his peak here, commanding the viewer's attention in every scene. Read morePublished on May 19, 2009 by Philip Leibfred
The Dragon Painter (William Worthington, 1918)
Short and simple, if well-acted, film from the silent days. Read more