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Seijun Suzuki's The Taisho Trilogy (Blu-ray)


Three haunting, hypnotic, flamboyant, erotic films by Seijun Suzuki

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After his firing from major Japanese studio, Nikkatsu, for Branded to Kill (1967), maverick director Seijun Suzuki returned with his critically-praised trio of cryptic supernatural dramas set during the liberal enlightenment of Japan’s Taisho Era (1912-26).

In the multiple Japanese Academy Award-winning Zigeunerweisen (1980), two intellectuals and former colleagues from military academy involve their wives in a series of dangerous sexual games.

In Kageroza (1981), a playwright is drawn to a mysterious beauty who might be a ghost, while Yumeji (1991) imagines the real-life painter-poet Takehisa Yumeji’s encounter with a beautiful widow with a dark past.

Rarely seen outside of Japan, the films in the Taisho Trilogy are considered Suzuki’s masterpieces in his homeland. Presenting a dramatic turn from more his familiar tales of cops, gangsters and unruly youth, these surrealistic psychological puzzles drip with a lush exoticism, distinctively capturing a bygone age of decadence and excess, when Western ideas, fashions, technologies and art permeated into everyday aspect of Japanese life.

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SKU 5027035021584
Catalogue Number FCD1989
Product contents 3 discs
Year 1980
Director Seijun Suzuki
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Arrow Films
Countries Japan
Aspect ratio 1.37:1 / 1.66:1
Colour Colour
Sound Mono 1.0 / Stereo 2.0
Subtitles English
Language(s) Japanese
Running time 144 / 139 / 128 Min
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15
BFICID_ID 150338063 150206727 150369333
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