S3E4 - Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

Hello everyone,

In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason travel to mainland China to discuss Zhang Yimou's seminal 1991 film, Raise the Red Lantern. They discuss the film's accolades, allegorical interpretations, and its place in the director's multifaceted career.


Episode Outline and Resources


2:18 - Media Consumption

25:15 - News

27:27 - Film Discussion


  • Police Story Trilogy Blu-Ray release on September 22nd. 
  • Takashi Ishii, director of Gonin (1995), passed away. 

Follow us:

Follow Jason's blog