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Seijun Suzuki's The Taisho Trilogy (3-Disc Standard Edition)

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Starring: Yoshio Harada, Naoko Ôtani, Yûsaku Matsuda, Michiyo Yasuda, Kenji Sawada
Director: Seijun Suzuki
Plot Synopsis:


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.

Rarely seen 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.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: April 14th, 2020
    Movie Release Year: 1991
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Arrow Academy
  • Technical Specs
    Length:412 Minutes
    Specs:3-Disc Blu-ray
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.66:1, 1.33:1
    Audio Formats:Japanese: LPCM 2.0
    Special Features:
    • New introductions to each film by critic Tony Rayns
    • Making-of featurette
    • Vintage interview with Seijun Suzuki
    • Tony Rayns on the Taisho Trilogy, a new appreciation of Suzuki s trilogy
    • Trailers
    • Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork choices

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