Mishima - A Life in Four Chapters 2-Disc Set DVD Description
MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS is director Paul Schrader's stunning film biography of one of Japan's most celebrated post-World War II writers--Yukio Mishima (Ken Ogata). A fictionalized account in four segments, three of the segments parallel events in Mishima's life with his novels (THE TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN PAVILLION, KYOKO'S HOUSE, and RUNAWAY HORSES), while the fourth depicts November 25, 1970, the last day of his life, a day in which he committed two puzzling, stunning acts--one political, one deeply personal. MISHIMA is an amazing, disturbing multidimensional character study whose stunning visual splendor is supported by a riveting score by Philip Glass. It is a daring film that explores an obsessed artist--and tries to understand him--through his own writing.
Keep Case Director's Cut Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85 Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 - Japanese Subtitles - English - Optional Additional Release Material: Documentary: THE STRANGE CASE OF YUKIO MISHIMA (BBC) Trailers: Theatrical Trailer Interviews: 1. John Bailey - Cinematographer 2. Phillip Glass - Composer 3. Eiko Ishioka - Designer 4. Tomm Luddy - Producer 5. John Natan - Biographer 6. Chieko Schrader - Coscreenwriter 7. Mata Yamamoto - Producer Audio Commentary: 1. Paul Schrader - Director 2. Alan Poul - Producer Additional Products: Booklet - Essay by Kevin Jackson - Critic