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
MandarinHuǒshāo Hóngliánsì
Directed byZhang Shichuan
Written byZheng Zhengqiu
Shang K'ai-jan
Production
company
Release date
1928–1931
Running time
1,620 minutes
CountryChina

The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple is a Chinese silent film serial directed by Zhang Shichuan. The film is adapted from the novel The Tale of the Extraordinary Swordsman.

The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple, in 16 parts, 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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