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The Red Angel Blu-Ray

The Red Angel Blu-Ray

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Directed by Yasuzo Masumura (Giants and Toys, Blind Beast), Red Angel takes an unflinching look at the horror and futility of war through the eyes of a dedicated and selfless young military nurse.

When Sakura Nishi is dispatched in 1939 to a ramshackle field hospital in Tientsin, the frontline of Japan’s war with China, she and her colleagues find themselves fighting a losing battle tending to the war-wounded and emotionally shellshocked soldiers while assisting head surgeon Dr Okabe conduct an unending series of amputations. As the Chinese troops close in, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Okabe who, impotent to stall the mounting piles of cadavers, has retreated into his own private hell of morphine addiction.

Adapted from the novel by Yorichika Arima, Masumura’s harrowing portrait of women and war is considered the finest of his collaborations with Ayako Wakao (A Wife Confesses, Irezumi) and features startling monochrome scope cinematography by Setsuo Kobayashi (Fires on the Plain, An Actor’s Revenge).
SKU: 5027035023922

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Actors: Ayako Wakao, Shinsuke Ashida, Yusuke Kawazu

Director: Yasuzo Masumura

Special Features: Brand new audio commentary by Japanese cinema scholar David Dresser, Newly filmed introduction by Japanese cinema expert Tony Rayns, Not All Angels Have Wings - new visual essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum, Original trailer, Image gallery

Release Year: 1966

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Format: Blu-Ray

Label: Arrow Video

Region Coding: Region B

Language: Japanese

Subtitles: English

Case Type: Blu-Ray Case

Genre:

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • War

Technical Details

Run Time: 95 mins

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Video Format: PAL

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