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Empire of Passion

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • The English version of the film was supervised by Frances Head. Production coordination by Shibata Organization Inc. Additional cast: Sumie Sasaki (Odame), Eizo Kitamura (Grocer), Masami Hasegawa (Oshin), Kenzo Kawarazaki (Young Master), and Takaaki Sugiura (Denzo). Additional crew: Shigeru Wakatsuki (Production manager), Kenichi Okamoto (Lighting), Tetsuo Yatsuda and Alex Pront (Sound recordists). Filmed on location in Japan. All post-production work done in France. Shot in Eastmancolor. Rated BBFC X by the British Board of Film Censors. Also known as "L' Empire de la Passion."

    Cannes Best Director 1978 Nagisa Oshima Japanese Director

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CC1807

  • Critic Reviews
    "EMPIRE OF PASSION also follows an affair with destructive impulses, but Oshima broadens his focus beyond the bedroom and into the details of late-19th-century rural life and the traditions of the Japanese ghost stories." -- Grade: B+
    A.V. Club

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