Sun Valley (film)

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Sun Valley
Directed by He Ping
Produced by Fung Kwok Ma
Starring Zhang Fengyi
Music by Zhao Jiping
Cinematography Yang Lun
Edited by Hong Yuan
Distributed by Media Asia Distribution
Release dates
  • 1996 (1996)
Running time
114 minutes
Country China
Hong Kong
Language Mandarin

Sun Valley (Chinese: 日光峡谷; pinyin: Rì guāng xiá gǔ) is a 1996 Chinese film directed by He Ping. Along with his film, Swordsmen in Double Flag Town, Sun Valley is considered one of He Ping's "Chinese westerns."[1] The film stars Zhang Fengyi as The Avenger, a mysterious hero who arrives at the eponymous valley to await his enemies.

Sun Valley was a Chinese-Hong Kong co-production[2] between the China Film Co-Production Corporation, Xi'an Film Studio, Media Asia and Huanya Film Corporation. It was He's first film funded by outside sources.[1] The film was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival where it won an Honourable Mention.[3]



The film was released in 1996 by Media Asia Distribution and later in the United States by Miramax on Television. To date, it is still not available on DVD or Blu-ray. It has only been released in the laserdisc and VCD format. The film is also unavailable on Netflix but is available on Hulu Plus, where it is rated 'R' for violent content and a brief sex scene in the film.


  1. ^ a b Zhang, Yingjin & Xiao, Zhiwei (1998). Encyclopedia of Chinese Film. Taylor & Francis, p. 183. ISBN 0-415-15168-6.
  2. ^ Riding, Alan (1996-02-22). "Berlin Fires Up Its Film Festival". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  3. ^ "Berlinale: 1996 Prize Winners". Retrieved 2012-01-01. 

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