Death by Hanging

Edition no. 798

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Licensor
Oshima Productions, Ltd.
Directed by: Nagisa Oshima
Genius provocateur Nagisa Oshima, an influential figure in the Japanese New Wave of the 1960s, made one of his most startling political statements with the compelling pitch-black satire Death by Hanging. In this macabre farce, a Korean man is sentenced to death in Japan but survives his execution, sending the authorities into a panic about what to do next. At once disturbing and oddly amusing, Oshima’s constantly surprising film is a subversive and surreal indictment of both capital punishment and the treatment of Korean immigrants in his country.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Japanese 1.0 PCM Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50

Supplements

  • New interview with critic Tony Rayns
  • New high-definition digital transfer of director Nagisa Oshima
  • Trailer
  • An essay by critic Howard Hampton and a 1968 director

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