KIJU YOSHIDA: LOVE AND ANARCHISM (15) 1973 JAPAN YOSHIDA, YOSHISHIGE DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY-DVD £54.99
Collection of three works from the late sixties and early seventies, a loose trilogy united by their radical politics.
EROS + MASSACRE (1969) tells the parallel stories of early 20th-century anarchist. Eros + Massacre are presented in both its 169-minute theatrical version and the full-length 220-minute director’s cut.
HEROIC PURGATORY (1970) presents a bleak but dreamlike investigation into the political discourses taking place in early seventies Japan.
COUP D’ÉTAT(1973) is a biopic of Ikki Kita, the right-wing extremist who sought to overthrow the government in 1936. Yoshida considered the film to be the culmination of his work and retired from feature filmmaking following its completion.
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
Limited Edition Blu-ray collection (3,000 copies)
New high definition digital transfers supervised by Kiju Yoshida
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations for all films
Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM Audio on all films
New translated English subtitles on all films
Yoshida …or: The Explosion of the Story – a 30-minute documentary on Eros + Massacre with contributions from Yoshida and film critics Mathieu Capel and Jean Douchet
Introductions to Heroic Purgatory and Coup d’etat by Yoshida
Newly-filmed discussions of Eros + Massacre, Heroic Purgatory and Coup d’etat by David Desser, author of Eros Plus Massacre: An Introduction to the Japanese New Wave, recorded exclusively for this release
Scene-select commentaries by David Desser on all three films
Heroic Purgatory theatrical trailer
Coup d’etat theatrical trailer
Limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm
Illustrated 80-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the films by David Desser, Isolde Standish (author of Politics, Porn and Protest: Japanese Avant-Garde Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s) and Dick Stegewerns (author of Kiju Yoshida: 50 Years of Avant-Garde Filmmaking in Post-War Japan)
Duration: 220/169/110/118 mins
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 & 1.33.1
Audio: 1.0 Mono
In Japanese with English subtitles.
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