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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) Special Edition Blu-ray

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

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Features

ActorKen Ogata
Audience RatingR (Restricted)
BindingBlu-ray
BrandCriterion
DirectorPaul Schrader
EAN0715515214810
EAN ListEAN List Element: 0715515214810
EditionSpecial Edition
FormatDTS Surround Sound; Restored; Special Edition; Subtitled; Widescreen
GenreDrama
Item DimensionsHeight: 75; Length: 700; Weight: 40; Width: 550
LabelCriterion Collection
ManufacturerCriterion Collection
Number Of Discs1
Number Of Items1
Package DimensionsHeight: 55; Length: 669; Weight: 42; Width: 551
Package Quantity1
Picture FormatWidescreen
Product GroupDVD
Product Type NameABIS_DVD
PublisherCriterion Collection
Region Code1
Release Date2018-05-22
Running Time120
StudioCriterion Collection
TitleMishima: A Life in Four Chapters (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
UPC715515214810
UPC ListUPC List Element: 715515214810

On May 22, 2018, the Criterion Collection released Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters on Blu-ray. Paul Schrader directed the film starring Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, and Hiroshi Mikami.

‘Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters’ Criterion Synopsis

Paul Schrader’s visually stunning, collagelike portrait of the acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima (played by Ken Ogata) investigates the inner turmoil and contradictions of a man who attempted the impossible task of finding harmony among self, art, and society. Taking place on the last day of Mishima’s life, when he famously committed public seppuku, the film is punctuated by extended flashbacks to the writer’s past as well as gloriously stylized evocations of his fictional works. With its rich cinematography by John Bailey, exquisite sets and costumes by Eiko Ishioka, and unforgettable, highly influential score by Philip Glass, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters is a tribute to its subject and a bold, investigative work of art in its own right.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • On the Blu-ray: New, restored 4K digital transfer of the director’s cut, supervised and approved by director Paul Schrader and cinematographer John Bailey, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • On the DVD: High-definition digital transfer of the director’s cut, supervised and approved by director Paul Schrader and cinematographer John Bailey
  • Two alternate English narrations, including one by actor Roy Scheider
  • Audio commentary from 2006 featuring Schrader and producer Alan Poul
  • Interviews from 2007 and 2008 with Bailey, producers Tom Luddy and Mata Yamamoto, composer Philip Glass, and production designer Eiko Ishioka
  • Interviews from 2008 with Yukio Mishima biographer John Nathan and friend Donald Richie
  • Audio interview from 2008 with coscreenwriter Chieko Schrader
  • Interview excerpt from 1966 featuring Mishima talking about writing
  • The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima, a documentary from 1985 about the author
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Kevin Jackson, a piece on the film’s censorship in Japan, and (on the Blu-ray) photographs of Ishioka’s sets

Cover by Neil Kellerhouse

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On May 22, 2018, the Criterion Collection released Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters on Blu-ray. Paul Schrader directed the film starring Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, and Hiroshi Mikami.

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