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The Shape of Night (1964)
Directed by Noboru Nakamura, The Shape of Night tells the story of a young woman from the countryside (Miyuki Kuwano of Oshima’s Cruel Story of Youth) who falls in love with a handsome hoodlum (Mikijiro Hira, Sword of the Beast), and is pushed into a life of prostitution.
When his sleazy superiors catch sight of her, she finds herself trapped inside the gaudy maze of city nightlife.
Japanese film-maker Noburo Nakamura, was a veteran of the Shochiku studio’s signature Golden Age family dramas. THE SHAPE OF NIGHT was made as a reaction to the radical film styles of the Japanese New Wave. With its lush cinematography full of saturated colours, a lyrical tone and its story of love leading to inescapable tragedy, it has been compared to the films of Douglas Sirk, while also acting as a precursor to the work of Wong Kar Wai.
LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
High-Definition digital transfer
Uncompressed mono PCM audio
Visual essay on the artistic upheavals at Shochiku studios during the 1960s by Tom Mes
New and improved English subtitle translation
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Time Tomorrow
Limited edition booklet featuring new writing by Chuck Stephens
Limited edition of 3000 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings
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