Afraid To Die

Fantoma Films   (1960) / Region 1
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Afraid To Die

Legendary/ notorious Japanese novelist and cultural icon Yukio Mishima makes a rare screen appearance as Takeo, a young yakuza who reluctantly leaves prison to re-enter a dizzying world of kidnappings, attempted assassinations, attacks and retaliations. Torn by family duty, self-preservation, and his desire for his new-found love Yoshie (Ayako Wakao, Manji), Takeo blasts and buffs his way through this treacherous maze, until he finds he can no longer outrun destiny. Japanese New Wave master Yaszuo Masumura propels this delirious fast paced yakuza-satire with a jazzy score, eye-popping visuals, and a trademark sense of the absurd.

Fantoma is proud to present Afraid to Die for the first time in the US, uncut and in it's original DaieiScope aspect ratio.

Details

  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Feb 04 2002
  • Production Year 1960
  • Empire SKU 46711
  • UPC Code 695026702320
  • Studio  Fantoma Films
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-SL
  • Subtitles English

Features

Original Theatrical Trailer
Yasuzo Masumura Biography and Filmography
An essay on the collaboration between Mishima and Masumura on Afraid To Die

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    Japanese Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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