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Vengeance Is Mine

Shohei Imamura

 
Vengeance Is Mine (Criterion DVD)

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  • Japan
  • 1979
  • 140 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • Japanese
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  • Spine #384

A thief, murderer, and charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story, of the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic family, into a cold, perverse, and at times diabolically funny tale of the primitive coexisting with the modern. More than just a true-crime case, Vengeance Is Mine bares mankind’s snarling id.

Cast

Iwao Enokizu Ken Ogata
Shizuo Enokizu Rentaro Mikuni
Kayo Enokizu Chocho Miyako
Kazuko Enokizu Mitsuko Baisho
Haru Asano Mayumi Ogawa
Hisano Asano Nijiko Kiyokawa

Credits

DirectorShohei Imamura
ProducerKazuo Inoue
Based on the novel byRyuzo Saki
ScreenplayMasaru Baba
CinematographyShinsaku Himeda
MusicShinichiro Ikebe

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Excerpts from a video interview with director Shohei Imamura, produced by the Directors Guild of Japan
  • Theatrical trailer and teaser
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Michael Atkinson, a 1994 interview with Imamura by writer Toichi Nakata, and writings from Imamura on Vengeance Is Mine and his approach to filmmaking

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

Vengeance Is Mine: Civilization and Its Discontents

By Michael AtkinsonMay 14, 2007

Define the Japanese new wave however you like—there are innumerable possible launching points, . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Vengeance Is Mine

By David EhrensteinJuly 11, 1988

Over the years the cinema has given us any number of tales of the criminal underworld, and . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Vengeance Is Mine: Civilization and Its Discontents

By Michael AtkinsonMay 14, 2007

Define the Japanese new wave however you like—there are innumerable possible launching points, . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Vengeance Is Mine

By David EhrensteinJuly 11, 1988

Over the years the cinema has given us any number of tales of the criminal underworld, and . . . Read more »