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Death by Hanging (1968) Blu-ray
 
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Death by Hanging Blu-ray
Kôshikei | The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 1968 | 118 min | Not rated | Feb 16, 2016

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p

Audio
Japanese: LPCM Mono

Subtitles
English

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
UPC 715515167819

CRIME
DRAMA

Death by Hanging (1968) Blu-ray

A Korean man is sentenced to death by hanging, but he survives the execution. For the following two hours, his executioners try to work out how to handle the situation in this black farce.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Starring: Kei Sato, Fumio Watanabe

Death by Hanging

Genius provocateur Nagisa Oshima (In the Realm of the Senses), an influential figure in the Japanese New Wave of the 1960s, made one of his most startling political statements with the compelling pitch-black satire Death by Hanging. In this macabre farce, a Korean man is sentenced to death in Japan but survives his execution, sending the authorities into a panic about what to do next. At once disturbing and oddly amusing, Oshima's constantly surprising film is a subversive and surreal indictment of both capital punishment and the treatment of Korean immigrants in his country.

Special Features:
New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
New interview with critic Tony Rayns
New high-definition digital transfer of director Nagisa Oshima's 1965 experimental short documentary Diary of Yunbogi
Trailer
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: An essay by critic Howard Hampton

STREET DATE: FEBRUARY 16.

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