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Mishima : a life in four chapters
Uniform Title:
Mishima (Motion picture)
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (56 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
General Note:
Originally produced as an motion picture in 1985.

Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary with director Paul Schrader and producer Alan Poul (2006); optional original English narration used during the editing of the film and later as a guide track for Roy Scheider's narration; theatrical trailer.

Disc 2. Special features: New video interviews with Bailey, producers Tom Luddy and Mataichiro Yamamoto, composer Philip Glass, and production designer Eiko Ishioka ; new video interviews with Mishima biographer John Nathan and friend Donald Richie ; new audio interview with coscreenwriter Chieko Schrader ; video interview excerpt featuring Mishima talking about writing ; The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima, a 55-minute BBC documentary.

Booklet with: Cast -- Credits -- "Pen and sword" / Kevin Jackson -- Banned in Japan -- "On set" / Eiko Ishioka -- About the transfer (56 pages : illustrations) included.
1. Beauty : "The Temple of the Golden Pavillion" -- 2. Art : "Kyoko's House" -- 3. Action : "Runaway Horses" -- 4. Harmony of pen and sword.
The story of the life of Japan's most prolific modern author, who killed himself on the entranceway to the Japanese Eastern Army Headquarters after he was blocked in his bid to take it over.
System Details:
DVD; region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) aspect ratio, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround sound (Japanese), dual layer, NTSC.
Language Note:
In Japanese dialogue; with optional English subtitles.