Death by Hanging

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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.

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Release Date  Feb 16, 2016
Starring  Kei Satô, Fumio Watanabe, Toshirô Ishidô, Masao Adachi, Rokkô Toura
Director  Nagisa Ôshima
Screen Format  Widescreen
Video Format  1.85:1
Audio  LPCM Mono
Language  Japanese
Subtitles  English
Year  1968
Running Time  118 Minutes
Genre  Drama
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0007611036
Item Code  715515167819


  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with critic Tony Rayns
  • New high-definition digital transfer of director Nagisa Oshima’s 1965 experimental short documentary Diary of Yunbogi
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • An essay by critic Howard Hampton and a 1968 director’s statement by Oshima

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