The Mad Fox (blu ray)

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Tomu Uchida’s stunning, wildly stylised widescreen tableaux – using expressionist sets and colour schemes – are finally available outside Japan for the first time, in this blu ray premiere from Arrow Video.

In stark contrast to the monochrome naturalism of his earlier masterwork Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji, visionary master director Uchida took inspiration from Bunraku and kabuki theater for arguably his strangest and most lavishly cinematic film, The Mad Fox.

Amidst a mythically-depicted medieval Japan, a court astrologer foretells a great disturbance that threatens to split the realm in two....

Director: Tomu Uchida

Cast: Hashizô Ôkawa, Michiko Saga, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata

Genre: Period Drama

Language: Japanese (with English subtitles)

Country: Japan

Year: 1962

Runtime: 109 mins

Special Features:

  • Brand new restoration by Toei
  • High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono Japanese audio
  • Optional newly translated English subtitles
  • Brand new audio commentary by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp, recorded exclusively for this release
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin