Lust, caution [videorecording] / Focus Features and River Road Entertainment presents in assoication with Haishang films.

Uniform title
Video/Projected medium
  • Mandingo
  • Chinese
Widescreen format.
Universal City, CA : Universal, 2008.
1 videodisc (155 min. [2 hrs. 35 mins] ) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Library of Congress genre(s)
Focus Features spotlight series
Summary note
Set against the backdrop of Japanese occupied Shanghai in 1942, a young woman finds herself swept up in a radical plot to assassinate a ruthless and secretive intelligence agent. As she immerses herself in her role as a cosmopolitan seductress, she becomes entangled in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue, love and betrayal.
  • Story based on a short story of " Se, jie" by Eileen Chang.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Creation/​Production credits
  • Director: Ang Lee ; screenplay writer: James Schamus, Hui-Ling Wang.
  • Director of photography: Rodrigo Prieto ; editor: Tim Squyres ; music: Alexandre Desplat ; costume designer: Lai Pan ; production designer: Lai Pan.
Target audience
MPAA rating: R [for strong sexual content and a scene of brutal violence].
System details
DVD ; Anamorphic widescreen version ; Language: Mandarin Dolby digital 51.
  • Awards: Venice Film Festival, 2007: Golden Lion (Ang Lee) ; Golden Osella (Best Cinematography - Rodrigo Prieto)
  • Golden Horse Film Festival, 2007: Golden Horse Award - Best Actor (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) ; Best Director (Ang Lee) ; Best Film ; Best Makeup & Costume Design (Lai Pan) ; Best New Performer (Wei Tang) ; Best Original Film Score (Alexandre Desplat) ; Best Screenplay, Adapted (Hui-Ling Wang, James Schamus)
Starring: Tony Leung, Tang Wei, Joan Chen, Wang Leehom, Chung Hua Tuo.
Language note
In Chinese Mandarin dialogue (Mandarin Dolby Digital 5.1), with optional subtitles: English, Spanish, French, English SDH (Closed captioned).
Publisher no.
Universal Product Code
  • 025195028950
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