14 comments

  • By thevoid99
    January 15, 2013
    07:45 PM

    Domo arigato Oshima.
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  • By bthiam
    January 15, 2013
    09:08 PM

    thank you for this excellent tribute. thank you oshima-san.
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  • By Craig J. Clark
    January 15, 2013
    11:07 PM

    I've heard a rumor that Criterion has another Oshima box set in the works that will be comprised of the films he made for the Art Theatre Guild in the late '60s/early '70s. I really hope this is true and that it's something you can announce soon.
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  • By phillip greenlief
    January 16, 2013
    03:54 AM

    thank you for presenting oshima's flims in america in excellent prints! and, it would be really nice if you would think about releasing BOY at some point.
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    • By Michael Brakemeyer
      January 16, 2013
      12:15 PM

      I agree..."Boy" would be an excellent addition to the Criterion library. And please add any other prints of his films not currently available as well!!
  • By Garage_Alien
    January 16, 2013
    02:53 PM

    Such a great director, I'm glad we are left with his fantastic body of work.
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  • By Shohei Imamura
    January 16, 2013
    03:01 PM

    Hollywood.com also has a phenomenal tribute to Oshima here: http://www.hollywood.com/news/director_nagisa_oshima_dies_obituary/48272464 It's really essential reading.
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  • By Hannu Björkbacka
    January 16, 2013
    03:34 PM

    I would include THE CEREMONY among any Top Ten lists of the best films ever. His films were much appreciated in Finland.
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  • By Sidney
    January 16, 2013
    07:41 PM

    What a magnificent tribute to a one-of-a-kind director.
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  • By Daniel W.
    January 16, 2013
    11:08 PM

    I may have to check this guy out. I have heard of him in many times in my film studies. I know some people who just hate his work and tell me to stay away, but I will get my own opinion.
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      January 17, 2013
      02:22 PM

      Good for you, Daniel. I just re-watched Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence last night and was struck by just how powerful it remains after three decades.
  • By jmh
    January 29, 2013
    07:35 PM

    Hello, I am relatively new at the Criterion membership/store etc. So I wont feel bashful in stating the question that must be begging to be asked: Where-oh-Where is the Criterion Collection DVD treatment of: Cruel Story of Youth. Perhaps a difficult acquisition? But what a loss to the DVD Collector! Despite its availability @Hulu ... for me this is a huge WishList item for a Criterion release
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  • By Ivan Lippi
    January 30, 2013
    06:46 AM

    I want to see Oshima "TABOO"(Gohatto) the samurai lovers.
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    • By corbin
      January 30, 2013
      10:51 AM

      I recommend it because it is Oshima 's last movie of great importance and it focuses on human sexuality and violence once again.