The Shape Of Night (Blu-ray)


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A young woman from the countryside falls in love with a handsome hoodlum who pushes her into a life of prostitution

A young woman from the countryside (Miyuki Kuwano of Oshima's Cruel Story of Youth) falls in love with a handsome hoodlum (Mikijiro Hira, Sword of the Beast), who pushes her into a life of prostitution. When his sleazy superiors catch sight of her, she finds herself trapped inside the gaudy maze of city nightlife. Directed by Noburo Nakamura, 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.

Bonus Materials

  • High-Definition digital transfer
  • Uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Visual essay on the artistic upheavals at Shochiku studios during the 1960s by Tom Mes
  • Trailer
  • 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
  • More to be confirmed!


Cast & Crew

  •       Miyuki Kuwano
  •       Mikijiro Hira
  •       Bunta Sugawara
  •       Keisuke Sonoi
  •       Masuyo Iwamoto
  •       Misako Tominaga
  •       Isao Kimura
  •       Yoshiko Hiromura
  •       Emiko Kure
  •       Akitake Kôno
  •       Kôji Matsubara
  •       Hideaki Nagai
  •       Miyoko Nakamura
  •       Yoshihide Satô
  •       Noriko Sengoku
  •       Hifumi Takaoka
  •       Shinji Tanaka
  •       Bonta Tokyo

Director: Noboru Nakamura

Additional Details

Label: Radiance

Genre: Cult

Language: Japanese

Run Time: 109 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 04/30/24

UPC: 760137149972

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