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New 4K restoration for this gem of post-war Japanese cinema

New 4K restoration for this gem of post-war Japanese cinema

£14.99
Released 26 March 2018

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This wildy melodramatic tale of a kabuki female impersonator who exacts a long-delayed revenge on the men who drove his parents to suicide is played out against a backdrop of comic rivalries between thieves in the Tokyo underworld. Kazuo Hasegawa (Gate of Hell) plays the dual role of the actor and the thief in a film which celebrates his 300th screen appearance.

A heady mixture of swooning romanticism and stylised action, with a soundtrack that ranges from traditional Japanese music to lush Hollywood strings and cocktail jazz, An Actor’s Revenge is a cinematic tour de force.

This wildy melodramatic tale of a kabuki female impersonator who exacts a long-delayed revenge on the men who drove his parents to suicide is played out against a backdrop of comic rivalries between thieves in the Tokyo underworld. Kazuo Hasegawa (Gate of Hell) plays the dual role of the actor and the thief in a film which celebrates his 300th screen appearance.

A heady mixture of swooning romanticism and stylised action, with a soundtrack that ranges from traditional Japanese music to lush Hollywood strings and cocktail jazz, An Actor’s Revenge is a cinematic tour de force.

Extras

  • New 4K restoration presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Other extras TBC
  • Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673012918
Catalogue Number BFIB1291
Subtitle A film by Kon Ichikawa
Product contents DVD,Blu-ray
Year 1963
Director Kon Ichikawa
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries Japan
Subtitles English
Running time 113 mins
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B

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