Patriotism

Patriotism

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Thirty-five years after all original prints of the film were purposefully destroyed, playwright and novelist Yukio Mishima's eerily prophetic tale of a disgraced naval officer who commits seppuku (ritual suicide) resurfaces thanks to a print struck from the original negative. Co-directed by Domoto Masaki, the film marked Mishima's sole foray into filmmaking, and

Overview

Thirty-five years after all original prints of the film were purposefully destroyed, playwright and novelist Yukio Mishima's eerily prophetic tale of a disgraced naval officer who commits seppuku (ritual suicide) resurfaces thanks to a print struck from the original negative. Co-directed by Domoto Masaki, the film marked Mishima's sole foray into filmmaking, and serves as an unsettling prediction of the writer's own suicide.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2008
UPC:
0715515029827
Original Release:
1966
Rating:
NR
Source:
Criterion
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
0:56:00
Sales rank:
988

Special Features

49-minute audio recording of Yukio Mishima at the foreign correspondents' club of Japan; 50-minute making-of documentary, featuring crew from the film's production; Interview excerpts featuring Mishima discussing World War II and death; Plus: a booklet featuring a new essay by renowed critic and historian Tony Rayns, Mishima's extensive notes on the film's production, and Mishima's orignal short story

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Patriotism
1. Reiko [4:33]
2. The Lieutenant's Return [3:40]
3. The Final Love [5:47]
4. The Lieutenant Commits Hara-Kiri [7:21]
5. Reiko's Suicide [6:13]
1. Reiko [4:33]
2. The Lieutenant's Return [3:40]
3. The Final Love [5:47]
4. The Lieutenant Commits Hara-Kiri [7:21]
5. Reiko's Suicide [6:13]
1. Rediscovering Patriotism [6:04]
2. Production Design [4:23]
3. Cinematography [2:08]
4. Makeup and Effects [11:34]
5. First-Time Director [6:59]
6. The Actress [3:38]
7. The Scrolls [1:13]
8. The Forgotten Past [3:42]
9. Yukio Mishima After Patriotism [6:27]
10. About Patriotism [3:33]
1. Out of Fashion [4:41]
2. Osamu Dazai [4:49]
3. Travels [2:44]
4. Marriage and Memories [3:27]
5. Yukoku [2:41]
6. Japan and WWII [3:42]
7. Women [1:46]
8. Seppuku [2:27]
9. Other Pursuits [5:07]
10. Political Pressures [3:33]
11. Western Values [5:20]
12. Japan: Young or Old? [1:56]
13. Themes [3:00]
14. The East [3:46]

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