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Pale Flower (1964) Criterion (Region 1) - Shinoda, Masahiro
Releasedatum: 17 mei 2011

In this cool, seductive jewel of the Japanese New Wave, a yakuza, fresh out of prison, becomes entangled with a beautiful and enigmatic gambling addict; what at first seems a redemptive relationship ends up leading him further down the criminal path. Bewitchingly shot and edited, and laced with a fever-dream-like score by Toru Takemitsu, this gangster romance was a breakthrough for the idiosyncratic Masahiro Shinoda. The pitch-black Pale Flower (Kawaita hana) is an unforgettable excursion into the underworld.

New high-definition digital restoration (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
 
New video interview with director Masahiro Shinoda
 
Selected-scene audio commentary by film scholar Peter Grilli, coproducer of Music for the Movies: Toru Takemitsu
 
Original theatrical trailer
 
New and improved English subtitle translation
 
PLUS: A new essay by film critic Chuck Stephens





€ 34.99



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