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

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (The Criterion Collection)(1985) Blu-ray
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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Blu-ray
Criterion | 1985 | 120 min | Rated R | May 22, 2018

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Japanese: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0


Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515214810

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (The Criterion Collection)(1985) Blu-ray

A portrait of acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima that investigates the inner turmoil and contradictions of a man who attempted an impossible harmony among self, art and society. Set on Mishima’s last day, when he famously committed public seppuku, the film is punctuated by extended flashbacks to the writer’s life as well as by gloriously stylized evocations of his fictional works.

Director: Paul Schrader
Writers: Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader

Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE DIRECTOR'S CUT OF THE FILM supervised and approved by director Paul Schrader and cinematographer John Bailey, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Two optional English narrations, including one by actor Roy Scheider
- Audio commentary from 2008 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 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 55-minute documentary from 1985 about the author
- Trailer
- Optional English subtitles for the main feature
- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kevin Jackson, a piece on the film's censorship in Japan, and photographs of Ishioka's sets

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