An actor's revenge
An actor's revenge Yukinojō henge DVD - 2018 | Japanese

Watched its blu-ray version and the ~13 minutes of video interview with film critic Tony Rayns in Special features. Enjoyed other films by director Kon Ichikawa and this arcane 1963 Japanese melodrama is most unusual that it is the remake of the 1935 silent film of the same title which also starred Kazuo Hasegawa (1908-1984) who played both the onnagata Yukinojō Nakamura and a "Robin Hood" outlaw Yamitarō.

An insightful review by critic Michael Sragow
On Film / Essays — Feb 20, 2018

https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/5407-an-actor-s-revenge-and-a-director-s-triumph

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