Rent An Actor's Revenge (1963)

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1h 48min
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Synopsis:
This wildly melodramatic tale of a kabuki female impersonator who exacts a long-delayed revenge on the men who drove his parents to suicide is played out against a backdrop of comic rivalries between thieves in the Tokyo underworld. Kazuo Hasegawa plays the dual role of the actor and the thief in a film which celebrates his 300th screen appearance. A heady mixture of swooning romanticism and stylised action, with a soundtrack that ranges from traditional Japanese music to lush Hollywood strings and cocktail jazz, 'An Actor's Revenge' is a cinematic tour de force.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Masaichi Nagata
Narrated By:
Musei Tokugawa
Writers:
Daisuke Itô, Teinosuke Kinugasa, Otokichi Mikami, Natto Wada
Aka:
Yukinojô Henge
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Countries:
Japan, Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/01/2003
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/03/2018
Run Time:
113 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • New audio commentary by critic, programmer and Japanese film expert Tony Rayns
  • 700 Years of Japanese Film (Nagisa Oshima, 1995, 52 mins): the award-winning director of 'In the Realm of the Senses' (1976), explores the first century of Japanese cinema
  • Oriental Splendour, Japan Pays Homage, Japan. To Rid Their Souls of Evil, and In Old Japan (1927-1930, 4 mins): four rare archive films documenting Japanese life, from the Topical Budget newsreel

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