Yukio Mishima - "Patriotism"

In uscita in dvd americano per i tipi della Criterion:

Playwright and novelist Yukio Mishima foreshadowed his own violent suicide with this ravishing short feature, his only foray into filmmaking, yet made with the expressiveness and confidence of a true cinema artist. All prints of Patriotism ([i]Yûkoku), which depicts the seppuku of a army officer, were destroyed after Mishima’s death in 1970, though the negative was saved, and the film resurfaced thirty-five years later. New viewers will be stunned at the depth and clarity of Mishima’s vision, as well as his graphic depictions of sex and death. The film is presented here with a choice of Japanese or English intertitles.

[/i] Special Features
[ul]
[li]- New, restored high-definition digital transfer of the Japanese and English versions, with optional Japanese or English intertitles [/li][li]- A 45-minute audio recording of Yukio Mishima speaking to the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Japan[/li][li]- A 45-minute making-of documentary, featuring crew from the film’s production[/li][li]- Interview excerpts featuring Mishima discussing war and death[/li][li]- New and improved English subtitle translation[/li][li]- PLUS: A new essay by renowned critic and historian Tony Rayns, Mishima’s original short story, and Mishima’s extensive notes on the film’s production[/ul]Film Info[/li]
[i] 1966
27 minutes
Black and White
1.33:1
Dolby Digital Mono 1.0
Not Anamorphic
Japanese

[/i] (Fonte http://www.criterion.com/asp/release.asp?id=433)

Veramente molto interessante. Sul mulo se ne trovava una edizione schifosa e un’altra invece buona. Se il prezzo non è esoso non me lo faccio scappare.

Very interesting.

Reputo Mishima uno dei più grandi scrittori del mondo. E lui, la sua figura ‘‘modern samurai’’ m’ha sempre affascinato. Consiglio a tutti ‘‘La via del Samurai’’. Davvero interessante questo documentario, grande release Criterion. Prossimo acquisto.

Con qualche anno di ritardo, segnalo la rece su www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews38/patriotism.htm