DVD review

An Actor's Revenge

Stunningly beautiful and utterly bizarre Japanese fable about a medieval Kabuki actor (Kazuo Hasegawa), renowned as a female impersonator, who carries his on-stage portrayal of a woman out into the world in order to seduce and murder the noblemen responsible for his parents' death. The direction is haphazard, the imagery is amazing.

DVD EXTRAS: Director's biography, web link.

Rating: 3 / 10

Retail dvd (bfi video, widescreen)


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