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Seijun Suzuki's The Taisho Trilogy Limited Edition

Seijun Suzuki's The Taisho Trilogy Limited Edition
Product Code: FCD1516
Availability: In Stock
Release Date: 24th July 2017
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Format: Blu-ray + DVD
Directed by: Seijun Suzuki

 

Synopsis:

HAUNTING, HYPNOTIC, FLAMBOYANT, EROTIC, BIZARRE… SUZUKI!

 

After over a decade in the wilderness following his firing from Nikkatsu for Branded to Kill (1967), maverick director Seijun Suzuki returned with a vengeance with his critically-praised tryptic 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 like a moth to a flame 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.

 

Presented together on Blu-ray for the first time 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 the pandemonium of a bygone age of decadence and excess, when Western ideas, fashions, technologies and art fused into everyday aspect of Japanese life.

 

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

 

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

  • Original stereo audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray)

  • Optional English subtitles

  • New introductions to each film by critic Tony Rayns

  • Making-of featurette

  • Vintage interview with Seijun Suzuki

  • More to be announced…


FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring writing on the films by critic Jasper Sharp and more.

 

DETAILS:

RRP: £59.99 £44.99
Region: 2/B
Rating: TBC
Cat No: FCD1516
Duration: TBC
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English 
Aspect Ratio: TBC
Audio: TBC
Discs: 6
Colour