Violence at High Noon DVD

Nagisa Oshima, 1966


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Film Details

Directed by Nagisa Oshima

Produced in 1966

Main Language - Japanese with English subtitles

Countries & Regions - Asian Film, Japanese Film

Film Description

One of Oshima's most disturbing and controversial films, Violence at High Noon tells the brutal story of real-life rapist and serial murderer Eisuke, and his relationship with his protective schoolteacher wife. Oshima takes the format of the 'real-life crime drama' and uses it as a canvas to lay bare the lost idealism and decay in postwar Japan. Never presenting Eisuke as anything less than a complete monster, Oshima suggests how deviancy and male violence reflect an amoral and corrupt society.

Part thriller, part reaction against the austere Japanese cinematic tradition by using avant-garde techniques and a grim social commentary, this remains a fresh and fearsome piece of work.

DVD Details

Certificate: 18

Publisher: Yume Pictures

Format: DVD B&W

Region: 2

Released: 28th July 2008

Cat No: YUME032

Subtitles: English

DVD Extras

  • Trailers
  • Jason Sharp Film Notes.

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