Main Content

Patriotism [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1966]

Release Date:07/01/2008
Your price for this item is $17.99

Item Added.View List

Add to List

    No lists found. Create one today.
    Add Item
    Cardmember Offers
    Frequently bought together


    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


    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

    Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.