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Patriotism [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1966]

SKU:9021471
Release Date:07/01/2008
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    Overview

    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

    Synopsis


    Patriotism
    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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi



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