The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple

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The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple
Traditional 火燒紅蓮寺
Simplified 火烧红莲寺
Mandarin Huǒshāo Hóngliánsì
Directed by Zhang Shichuan
Written by Zheng Zhengqiu
Shang K'ai-jan
Production
  company
Mingxing Film Company
Release date(s) 1928–1931
Running time 1,620 minutes
Country China

The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple is a Chinese silent film serial directed by Zhang Shichuan. The film, adapted from the novel The Tale of the Extraordinary Swordsman, focuses on the rescue of a commander held captive in a temple full of traps.

The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple is among the longest films ever produced and the longest major release, running 27 hours in total. The Mingxing Film Company production was released in 19 feature-length parts between 1928 and 1931. No copies have survived.

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