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The Shape of Night Limited Edition

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Released: 29th April 2024. A young woman from the countryside (Miyuki Kuwano of Oshima's Cruel Story of Youth) falls in love with a handsome hoodlum (Mikijiro Hira, Sword of the Beast), who pushes her into a life of prostitution. When his sleazy superiors catch sight of her, she finds herself trapped inside the gaudy maze of city nightlife. Directed by Noburo Nakamura, a veteran of the Shochiku studio's signature Golden Age family dramas, The Shape of Night was made as a reaction to the radical film styles of the Japanese New Wave. With its lush cinematography full of saturated colours, a lyrical tone and its story of love leading to inescapable tragedy, it has been compared to the films of Douglas Sirk, while also acting as a precursor to the work of Wong Kar-wai. LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES: High-Definition digital transfer Uncompressed mono PCM audio Visual essay on the artistic upheavals at Shochiku studios during the 1960s by Tom Mes New and improved English subtitle translation Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Time Tomorrow Limited edition booklet featuring new writing by Chuck Stephens  Limited edition of 3000 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings More to be confirmed!

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  • Details

    Released:
    29th April 2024
    Category:
    World Cinema
    Studio:
    Radiance Films
    Format:
    Blu-ray
    Barcode:
    5060974680986
  • Description

    A young woman from the countryside (Miyuki Kuwano of Oshima's Cruel Story of Youth) falls in love with a handsome hoodlum (Mikijiro Hira, Sword of the Beast), who pushes her into a life of prostitution. When his sleazy superiors catch sight of her, she finds herself trapped inside the gaudy maze of city nightlife. Directed by Noburo Nakamura, a veteran of the Shochiku studio's signature Golden Age family dramas, The Shape of Night was made as a reaction to the radical film styles of the Japanese New Wave. With its lush cinematography full of saturated colours, a lyrical tone and its story of love leading to inescapable tragedy, it has been compared to the films of Douglas Sirk, while also acting as a precursor to the work of Wong Kar-wai.

    LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
    • High-Definition digital transfer
    • Uncompressed mono PCM audio
    • Visual essay on the artistic upheavals at Shochiku studios during the 1960s by Tom Mes
    • New and improved English subtitle translation
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Time Tomorrow
    • Limited edition booklet featuring new writing by Chuck Stephens 
    • Limited edition of 3000 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings
    • More to be confirmed!
    Region Code:
    Region A,B
    Duration:
    109 minutes
    Original Language:
    Japanese
    Extras:
    Language(s): Japanese, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, PCM Mono, Booklet, Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Time Tomorrow; Visual essay on the artistic upheavals at Shochiku Studios during the 1960s by Tom Mes
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