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Criterion Press Release: Vengeance Is Mine (Blu-ray)

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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 15 2014 - 09:44 PM

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VENGEANCE IS MINE - Blu–ray Edition
A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Mishima’s Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura (The Pornographers) turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic family—into a cold, perverse, and at times diabolically funny examination of the primitive coexisting with the modern. More than just a true-crime tale, Vengeance Is Mine bares humanity’s snarling id.
 
1979 • 140 minutes • Color • Monaural • In Japanese with English subtitles • 1.66:1 aspect ratio
 
BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES 
• Restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
• Audio commentary from 2005 featuring critic Tony Rayns
• Excerpts from a 1999 interview with director Shohei Imamura, produced by the Directors Guild of Japan
• Trailer and teaser
• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Atkinson, a 1994 interview with Imamura by writer Toichi Nakata, and writings by Imamura on Vengeance Is Mine and his approach to filmmaking 
 
TITLE: VENGEANCE IS MINE (BLU-RAY EDITION)
CAT. NO: CC2383BD
UPC: 7-15515-12401-0
ISBN: 978-1-60465-873-6
SRP: $39.95                              
PREBOOK: 7/29/14
STREET: 8/26/14
 
 
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#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Brian McP

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Posted May 15 2014 - 10:19 PM

Rats -- thought it was the 1974 actioner also known as "Sunday in the Country" starring Ernest Borgnine and Michael J. Pollard -- I thought that would certainly be an unusual Criterion title -- ah well....

 

This Imamura movie is a terrific one as well.



#3 of 3 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 17 2014 - 09:23 AM

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