Death by Hanging
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|Official Release Date||Feb 16, 2016|
|Starring||Kei Satô, Fumio Watanabe, Toshirô Ishidô, Masao Adachi, Rokkô Toura|
|Running Time||118 Minutes|
- 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
- New English subtitle translation
- An essay by critic Howard Hampton and a 1968 director’s statement by Oshima
descriptionGenius 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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