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Vengeance Is Mine

Shohei Imamura

 
Vengeance Is Mine (Criterion Blu-Ray)

26 Aug 2014

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

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

A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura 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.

Cast

Iwao Enokizu Ken Ogata
Haru Asano Mayumi Ogawa
Kazuko Enokizu Mitsuko Baisho
Captain KawaiFrankie Sakai
Shigemi IdeikeKazuo Kitamura
Kayo Enokizu Chocho Miyako
Hisano Asano Nijiko Kiyokawa
Shizuo Enokizu Rentaro Mikuni

Credits

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

Disc Features

  • Restored high-definition digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • 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 filmmaker Toichi Nakata, and writings by Imamura on Vengeance Is Mine and his approach to directing

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

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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

949_151_t_thumbnail

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 »