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Umebayashi, Shigeru 1951-

Works: 118 works in 330 publications in 9 languages and 9,538 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Martial arts films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  History  Historical films  Horror films  Biographical films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Conductor, Musician, Creator, Performer, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shigeru Umebayashi
Shi mian mai fu = House of Flying Daggers by Yimou Zhang( Visual )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"China 859 A.D. The once-mighty Tang dynasty is in decline. The emperor is weak and incompetent. His corrupt government no longer controls the land. Unrest sweeps the country. Village by village, an underground alliance forms: The House of Flying Daggers. Based near the imperial capital the House of Flying Daggers moves in the shadows. Stealing from the rich to give to the poor, they earn the support of the people. At the same time, they are feared and hated, by their bitter rivals, the local deputies."--Title screens. Local captains Leo and Jin set out to investigate a blind young dancer named Mei, who is believed to have ties to the Flying Daggers. Leo arrests Mei, only to have Jin break her out in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. Things are, however, far more complicated than they seem
A single man by Tom Ford( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his longtime partner, a British college professor struggles to find meaning in his life. As he dwells in the past, he begins to contemplate suicide. A series of events and encounters will lead him to question if there really is a meaning to his life after all
Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia by Yimou Zhang( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China, Later Tang dynasty, 10th century. On the eve of the Chong Yang Festival, golden flowers fill the Imperial Palace. The Emperor returns unexpectedly with his second son, Prince Jai. His pretext is to celebrate the holiday with his family, but given the chilled relations between the Emperor and the ailing Empress, this seems disingenuous. For many years, the Empress and Crown Prince Wan, her stepson, have had an illicit liaison. Feeling trapped, Prince Wan dreams of escaping the palace with his secret love Chan, the Imperial Doctor's daughter. Meanwhile, faithful son Prince Jai, grows worried over the Empress's health and her obsession with golden chrysanthemums. The Emperor harbors equally clandestine plans and the Imperial Doctor is the only one privy to his machinations. When the Emperor senses a looming threat, he relocates the doctor's family from the Palace to a remote area. They are attacked by mysterious assassins and Chan and her mother are forced back to the palace. Their return sets off a tumultuous sequence of dark surprises. Amid the glamour and grandeur of the festival, ugly secrets are revealed. As the Imperial Family continues its elaborate charade in a palatial setting, thousands of golden armored warriors charge the palace
Yi dai zong shi = The Grandmaster by Kar-wai Wong( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San
Huo yuan jia = Fearless by Rentai Yu( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the true story of a real life hero, Jet Li stars as a renowned martial arts champion who must come face to face with the most ferocious fighters in the world as part of a difficult path to redemption
Hannibal rising by Peter Webber( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After young Hannibal is forced to watch his little sister, Mischa, being devoured by starving soldiers in his Lithuania homeland. Hannibal vows to avenge his sister's death by slaying those who committed not only war crimes against the Lecters, but also against other families during WW II. Hannibal's revenge plan includes his cannibalism to justify his insatiable appetite for human flesh. Hannibal excels in his medical school classes dissecting cadavers. Complications arise when Hannibal interacts with his sexy Aunt, Lady Murasaki. Murasaki educates him in the art of beheading and Hannibal learns that his sword fetish is a manifestation of physical lust
Incendiary by Sharon Maguire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When London is hit by a terrorist bombing, a young wife and mother is devastated to find out that her husband and son were killed while she was in the arms of her secret lover. Her guilt leads her to become involved in the police investigation only to find out that the authorities will do whatever it takes to keep the truth hidden
Absurdistan by Veit Helmer( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Russian and German and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In einem südtürkischen Dorf erzwingen die solidarisierten Frauen durch einen Schlafzimmer-Boykott die Instandsetzung der Wasserversorgung durch die antriebsschwachen Männer. In Anlehnung an den antiken griechischen Komödiendichter Aristophanes ("Lysistrata"), zugleich inspiriert durch eine aktuelle Zeitungsmeldung, entstand eine melancholische Komödie um das Schicksal zweier junger Menschen, die ihre Ehe vollziehen wollen, was sich durch den Streik der Frauen verzögert. Der Film versucht sich in expressionistischer Stummfilm-Gestik, lässt dabei aber erhellenden Witz weitgehend vermissen." [film-dienst]
House of flying daggers : original motion picture soundtrack by Shigeru Umebayashi( )

14 editions published in 2004 in 5 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chrouching tiger, hidden dragon. a Netflix original film by Shigeru Umebayashi( )

3 editions published in 2016 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tong que tai( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Three Kingdoms-era China (late 190s and 200s), warlord Cao Cao defeats many rival warlords to gain supremacy in northern China and set mself up to replace the emperor, while young lovers Lingju and Mu Shun are trained by his enemies to assassinate him. The palace and fortress are filled with murderous intrigue, with many who had their reasons for wanting Cao Cao, the most notorious warlod, dead
Días de gracia = Days of grace by Everardo Valerio Gout( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corruption, kidnapping and vigilante justice fuel this explosive debut by Mexican filmmaker Everardo Gout. Set in Mexico City during three consecutive World Cup tournaments, three lives impacted by kidnappings, intersect
La novia( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural Spain, the film is a story of a love triangle. The unnamed bride is due to marry a respectable groom, but her true desire lies with a mutual childhood friend, the rakish Leonardo, who is already married. On the day of the wedding, the star-crossed lovers flee, with devastating consequences
Huang Feihong : ying xiong you meng( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Chinese and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A martial artist with extraordinary power returns to the town where his father was murdered to face off against a ruthless crime boss and bring justice back to the people
Su Qier = True legend by Heping Yuan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yuen Woo Ping (The Matrix trilogy, Kill Bill Volumes I and II, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero) brings you True Legend, a heart pounding epic about the timeless battle between good and evil. Su Can?s (Vincent Zhao) respectable life is obliterated when his vengeful brother, Yuan (Andy On), returns from war armed with the deadly Five Venom Fists. Weakened but not destroyed, Su Can learns a never-before-seen form of martial arts: the Drunken Fist. Armed with this new power, he returns home to honor his family through retribution by taking on his brother in a battle to become the ultimate warrior. Packed with distinct fighting styles?including MMA, knife combat and sweeping aerial stunts? and starring martial arts legends Michelle Yeoh, David Carradine and Jay Chou, True Legend has Phillip French of The Observer raving, ?It opens with one of the best action sequences I've ever seen.?
2046 by Kar-wai Wong( Visual )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was a writer. He thought he wrote about the future but it really was the past. In his novel, a mysterious train left for 2046 every once in a while. Everyone who went there had the same intention ... to recapture their lost memories. It was said that in 2046, nothing ever changed. Nobody knew for sure if it was true, because nobody who went there had ever come back--except for one. He was there. He chose to leave. He wanted to change
Yumeji = Yumeji( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sensual, absurdist ghost story spun around the character and work of real-life painter and poet Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934), seen as a chronic philanderer and dreamer. He encounters a beautiful widow with a dark past: her husband was murdered and he has come back as a ghost
Da zhui bu( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebrity in Hong Kong is found brutally murdered, his body floating in the middle of the ocean. Detective Lam is called in and zeroes in on a killer from the past. Lam will uncover a dark secret so shocking; it will turn the investigation upside down
Onmyōji by Zhenmu Meng( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the dark ages of demons and ghosts, the Heian Emperor relies upon the Imperial Order of the Onmyoji to protect the kingdom. However, as the birth of the emperor's heir approaches, political intrigue and jealousy will lead to the most dangerous of betrayals - from within the Onmyoji and the Emperor's family itself. It will be up to the most talented of the order to face his master and the dark magic that threatens to destroy them all
A single man : original motion picture soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feeling of loss and being lost is captured in Abel Korzeniowski's moving score for the acclaimed film A Single Man
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia
Alternative Names
Mei, Maosen 1951-

Meilin, Mao 1951-

Shigeru Umbayashi

Shigeru, Umebayashi

Shigeru Umebayashi / 2046 Main Theme (with Percussion

Shigeru Umebayashi compositeur japonais

Shigeru Umebayashi compositor japonés

Shigeru Umebayashi compositore giapponese

Shigeru Umebayashi Japanese composer

Shigeru Umebayashi japanischer Filmkomponist

Shigeru Umebayashi Japans componist

Umebajasi Sigeru

Umebayashi Shigeru

Umebayashi, Shigeru 1951-

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