The BFI will release Kon Ichikawa’s strange and sumptuous melodrama, An Actor’s Revenge, in a Dual Format Edition (and for the very first time on Blu-ray in the UK) on 26 March, 2018.
As visually stunning as it is beguiling, An Actor’s Revenge is tale of a kabuki female impersonator who exacts a long-delayed revenge on the men who drove his parents to suicide
Kazuo Hasegawa stars in the dual role of both the actor and a thief, in a film which celebrated his 300th screen appearance.
- Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
- New audio commentary by critic, programmer and Japanese film expert Tony Rayns
- 100 Years of Japanese Film (Nagisa Oshima, 1995, 52 mins): the award-winning director of In the Realm of the Senses (1976) explores the first century of Japanese cinema
- Oriental Splendour, Japan Pays Homage, Japan. To Rid Their Souls of Evil, and In Old Japan (1927-1930, 4 mins): four rare archive films documenting Japanese life, from the Topical Budget newsreel
- Fully illustrated booklet with new writing by James Bell, Espen Bale, Virginie Sélavy and Vic Pratt, plus original review by David Wilson and full film credits