Rent Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

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Synopsis:
An ambitious and successful drama that takes on the life and beliefs of Japan's most celebrated author, Yukio Mishima. Mishima was passionate about merging life and art, which eventually resulted in his ritualistic suicide in 1970, a moment when he felt he could reconcile the two polarities.
Actors:
, , , Junya Fukuda, Shigeto Tachihara, , , , Masato Aizawa, Yuki Nagahara, , Yuki Kitazume, , Yasosuke Bando, , Naomi Oki, Miki Takakura, Imari Tsujikoichi Sato, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Tom Luddy, Mataichirô Yamamoto
Narrated By:
Ken Ogata, Roy Scheider
Writers:
Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader, Yukio Mishima
Others:
John Bailey, Philip Glass, Eiko Ishioka
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Lesbian & Gay
Awards:

1985 Cannes Best Artistic Contribution

BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
English, Japanese
Subtitles:
English, French, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour and B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/06/2018
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour and B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Two optional English narrations, including one by actor Roy Scheider
  • Audio commentary from 2008 featuring Schrader and producer Alan Poul
  • Interviews from 2007 and 2008 with Bailey, producers Tom Luddy and Mata Yamamoto, composer Philip Glass, and production designer Eiko Ishioka
  • Interviews from 2008 with Mishima biographer John Nathan and friend Donald Richie
  • Audio interview from 2008 with co-screenwriter Chieko Schrader
  • Interview excerpt from 1966 featuring Mishima talking about writing
  • The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima, a 55-minute documentary from 1985 about the author
  • Trailer

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