Double Suicide Film Still

Double Suicide

Masahiro Shinoda

 
Double Suicide (Criterion DVD)

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  • Japan
  • 1969
  • 104 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Japanese
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  • Spine #104

Many films have drawn from classic Japanese theatrical forms, but none with such shocking cinematic effect as director Masahiro Shinoda’s Double Suicide. In this striking adaptation of a Bunraku puppet play (featuring the music of famed composer Toru Takemitsu), a paper merchant sacrifices family, fortune, and ultimately life for his erotic obsession with a prostitute. Criterion is proud to present Double Suicide in a stunning digital transfer, with a new and improved English subtitle translation.

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • New and improved English subtitles

    New cover by Lloyd Ziff

Film Essays

Double Suicide

By Claire Johnston January 29, 2001

Despite the richness of the theatrical tradition in Japan, there have been few adaptations from stage to cinema: the novel has always been favored. Apart from aragoto, a sword-playing genre (and . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Double Suicide

By Claire Johnston January 29, 2001

Despite the richness of the theatrical tradition in Japan, there have been few adaptations from stage to cinema: the novel has always been favored. Apart from aragoto, a sword-playing genre (and . . . Read more »