Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters

Warner Bros.   (1985) / Region 1   3.25   See All Reviews
Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters

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Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters

On November 25, 1970, an abortive attempt to overthrow the Japanese government led to the ritual suicide of a writer who cast a global shadow. He was Yukio Mishima, Japan's finest postwar author, and a d modern man struggling to find his future in his homeland's imperial past.

Paul Schrader's haunting, lyrical Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters vividly depicts this most paradoxical of men, at ease in Western ways but reinventing himself in the militarism of feudal Japan. The film's visual style shifts between a documentary-life recreation of Mishima's last day, black-and-white flashbacks of his early years and intoxicatingly colorful episodes from three of his novels. The result is a true cinematic original: an unforgettable portrait of sensual and intellectual passion.


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Apr 19 2001
  • Production Year 1985
  • Empire SKU 28057
  • UPC Code 085391153023
  • Studio  Warner Bros.
  • Packaging Snap
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English, French and Japanese


Behind-The-Scenes Documentary Inside Mishima
Feature-Length Audio Commentary by Director/Co-Writer Paul Schrader
Deleted Scene
Interactive Menus
Production Notes
Theatrical Trailer
Scene Access


  • Audio
    French Dolby Digital Mono
    English Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
    Japanese Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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