You’ve always wanted to watch more pink-guerilla films from Koji Wakamatsu but couldn’t find them officially on DVD, with english subtitles? So, you should know, a DVD boxset with 4 english-subbed & remastered films will be released in France on July 6th for 44,99e! You can already pre-order it!
More details after the jump! Just don’t forget to read this massive feature before/after watching these films!
• Season of Terror (1969)
Two police put a student militant under surveillance, but nothing seems to be happening except a lot of sex with his two girlfriends. They give up, too early it appears, as the student begins a revolutionary act far more extreme than anyone expected…
Extra: Unsubbed introduction by Jean-Pierre Bouyxou
REGION 2 / DVD 9 / PAL / RUN TIME 76MIN / BLACK & WHITE & COLOR / FORMAT 2.85 / SCREEN 16:9 ANAMORPHIC 4:3 / LANGUAGE JAPANESE (MONO) / SUBTITLES FRENCH & ENGLISH
• Running in madness, dying in love (1969)
While clashes between demonstrators and police are raging in the streets of Tokyo, a young man takes refuge at his policeman brother’s house. The two brothers will soon come to blows, but the intervention of the policeman’s wife will prove decisive, as it will lead to the death of her husband by his own gun. The young man and the wife cover up the murder by making it look like a suicide. They become lovers and flee to the northern, least explored part of the country, as if they were being pursued by the ghost of the murdered husband, their sexual passion, and the pulse of the changing times.
Extra: Unsubbed introduction by Danielle Arbid
REGION 2 / DVD 9 / PAL / RUN TIME 72MIN / BLACK & WHITE & COLOR / FORMAT 2.85 / SCREEN 16:9 ANAMORPHIC 4:3 / LANGUAGE JAPANESE (MONO) / SUBTITLES FRENCH & ENGLISH
• Sex Jack (1970)
Set in the near future, a small gang of revolutionary students are hidden away by a small-time thief. While they are hiding, all but the thief take turns having sex with an unhappy (and perhaps unwilling) girl who has had the misfortune to get involved with them. Through news reports, they discover that someone has been terrorizing police stations and communist headquarters in Japan just as they had hoped to do. At one point it looks like the thief may be the real revolutionary…
Extra: Unsubbed introduction by Gaspar Noé (!)
REGION 2 / DVD 9 / PAL / RUN TIME 69MIN / BLACK & WHITE & COLOR / FORMAT 2.85 / SCREEN 16:9 ANAMORPHIC 4:3 / LANGUAGE JAPANESE (MONO) / SUBTITLES FRENCH & ENGLISH
• Ecstasy of the Angels (1972)
In the early 70s in Japan, a group of young radicals named after the days of the week tries to steal weapons from a U.S Army base. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are killed. Slowly, the surviving group members realize they’ve been betrayed by their own organization, and begin to wreak sexual and political anarchy on everything in sight.
Extra: Unsubbed introduction by André S. Labarthe
REGION 2 / DVD 9 / PAL / RUN TIME 89MIN / BLACK & WHITE & COLOR / FORMAT 2.85 / SCREEN 16:9 ANAMORPHIC 4:3 / LANGUAGE JAPANESE (MONO) / SUBTITLES FRENCH & ENGLISH
And if you remember correctly, there are still more films to be released, with english-subs?