"A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima."--Imdb.
2 videodiscs (120 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 inches.
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.
Bonus features: 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; documentary "The strange case of Yukio Mishima" (1985, 55 min.) about the author; trailer.
Includes booklet featuring essay by critic Kevin Jackson and a piece on the film's censorship in Japan.
Director of photography, John Bailey ; music by Philip Glass ; art director, Kazuo Takenaka.
Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda, Shigeto Tachihara, Junkichi Orimoto.
For private home use only.
Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Disc 1. Mishima : a life in four chapters (DVD).
Disc 2. Bonus disc (DVD).
Publisher or Distributor Number:
Criterion collection ; 432
Criterion collection ; 432 [DVD].
Subjects:Authors -- Japan -- Fiction.
Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970 -- Fiction.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Other Authors:American Zoetrope (Firm), production company.
Bailey, John, 1942 August 10- director of photography.
Bandō, Mitsugorō, 1956-2015, actor.
Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939- film producer.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Glass, Philip, composer (expression)
Lucas, George, 1944- film producer.
Luddy, Tom, film producer.
Nagashima, Toshiyuki, 1956- actor.
Ogata, Ken, 1937-2008, narrator, actor.
Sawada, Kenji, 1948- actor.
Scheider, Roy, narrator.
Schrader, Chieko, 1950- screenwriter.
Schrader, Leonard, screenwriter.
Schrader, Paul, 1946- film director, screenwriter.
Takenaka, Kazurō, art director.
Yamamoto, Mata, film producer.