Death by hanging

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Ōshima, Nagisa, 1932-2013, film producer,
Nakajima, Masayuki, film producer.
Yamaguchi, Takuji, film producer.
Tamura, Tsutomu, 1933-1997, screenwriter.
Sasaki, Mamoru, 1936-2006, screenwriter.
[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016].
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[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016].
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968.
General Note
Widescreen (1.85:1)
General Note
Special features: Diary of Yunbogi (Nagisa Oshima's 1965 experiemental short documentary); Tony Rayns (new interview with the Asian-film critic who discusses Death by Hanging and its continued social relevance); Trailer. Insert features an essay by critic Howard Hampton and a 1968 director's statement by Oshima.
Creation/Production Credits
Cinematography by Yasuhiro Yoshioka ; production design by Jusho Toda ; music by Hikaru Hayashi ; edited by Sueko Shiraishi.
Kei Sato, Fumio Watanabe, Hosei Komatsu, Rokko Toura, Toshiro Ishido, Masao Adachi, Masao Matsuda, Akiko Koyama, Yung-Do Yun.
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
In Japanese, with optional subtitles in English.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ōshima, N., Nakajima, M., Yamaguchi, T., Tamura, T., Sasaki, M., Fukao, M., Satō, K., Watanabe, F., Komatsu, H., Toura, M., Ishidō, T., Adachi, M., Matsuda, M., Koyama, A., Yun, Y., Yoshioka, Y., Toda, S., Hayashi, H., Shiraishi, S., Rayns, T., & Hampton, H. (2016). Death by hanging (DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nagisa Ōshima et al.. 2016. Death By Hanging. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nagisa Ōshima et al.. Death By Hanging The Criterion Collection, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ōshima, Nagisa, et al. Death By Hanging DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2016.

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