An Actor’s Revenge 03/27/18

The Criterion Collection

It’s Yukinojo henge, something completely different in Japanese drama. When Yukitaro isn’t studying for his next part, the cross-dressing Kabuki star is hunting down the thugs responsible for the death of his parents. Charlie Largent takes a look at the new HD disc of Kon Ichikawa’s theatrical extravaganza, one of the most beautiful color films in the history of Japanese cinema. Starring Kazuo Hasegawa, Fujiko Yamamoto, Ayako Wakao and Shintaro Katsu. Filmed in DaieiScope; on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.