Imamura, Shohei - Vengeance Is Mine (Blu-Ray+dvd) Rb (Uk Import)
Releasedatum: 13 februari 2012
Based on the true story of Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) and his murderous rampage which sparked a 78-day nationwide manhunt, Shôhei Imamura s disturbing gem Vengeance Is Mine won every major award in Japan on the year of its release. Both seducing and repelling with its unusual story and grisly humour, mamura uncovers a seedy underbelly of civilised Japanese society.
Unfolding through multiple flashbacks, Ogata delivers a career-defining performance as a day-labourer and smalltime con-artist who, after killing two of his co-workers, embarks on a psychopathic spree of rape and murder. Eluding the police and public, Japan s infamous King of Criminals passes himself off as a Kyoto University professor, only to become entangled with an innkeeper and her perverted mother. Five years in the making, Vengeance Is Mine transcends the imitations of run-of-the-mill criminal studies by presenting a portrait of a killer imbued with a poignant, tragic banality.
Directed by Shohei Imamura (Profound Desires of the Gods, Pigs and Battleships, Warm Water Under A Red Bridge), this Japanese cult classic is released as part of the Masters of Cinema Series available in a new Dual Format edition (includes a Blu-ray + DVD).
An essential title for fans of the "true crime" / serial killer genre.
New 1080p Blu-ray encode in the film s original aspect ratio
New and improved optional English subtitle translation
Audio commentary by noted critic and filmmaker Tony Rayns
Video introduction by film director Alex Cox
Original Japanese theatrical teaser and trailer (Blu-ray only)
56-PAGE BOOKLET featuring a 1994 interview with Imamura by Tôichi Nakata, original promotional material, and a director s statement
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