This wildy melodramatic tale of a kabuki female impersonator who exacts a long-delayed revenge on the men who drove his parents to suicide is played out against a backdrop of comic rivalries between thieves in the Tokyo underworld. Kazuo Hasegawa (Gate of Hell) plays the dual role of the actor and the thief in a film which celebrates his 300th screen appearance.

A heady mixture of swooning romanticism and stylised action, with a soundtrack that ranges from traditional Japanese music to lush Hollywood strings and cocktail jazz, An Actor’s Revenge is a cinematic tour de force.

Extras:

  • New 4K restoration presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits
Certificate:
15
Director:
Kon Ichikawa
Region:
2
Main Language:
Japanese
studio:
BFI
Theatrical Release Year:
1993

An Actor's Revenge (Dual Format Edition)

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This wildy melodramatic tale of a kabuki female impersonator who exacts a long-delayed revenge on the men who drove his parents to suicide is played out against a backdrop of comic rivalries between thieves in the Tokyo underworld. Kazuo Hasegawa (Gate of Hell) plays the dual role of the actor and the thief in a film which celebrates his 300th screen appearance.

A heady mixture of swooning romanticism and stylised action, with a soundtrack that ranges from traditional Japanese music to lush Hollywood strings and cocktail jazz, An Actor’s Revenge is a cinematic tour de force.

Extras:

  • New 4K restoration presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits
Certificate:
15
Director:
Kon Ichikawa
Region:
2
Main Language:
Japanese
studio:
BFI
Theatrical Release Year:
1993
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