Transgender actor Pîtâ gives an astonishing performance as Eddie, hostess at Bar Genet – where she’s ignited a violent love-triangle with reigning drag queen Leda for the attentions of club owner Gonda. One of Japan’s leading experimental filmmakers, Matsumoto bends and distorts time, and freely mixes documentary interviews, Brechtian film-within-a-film asides, Oedipal premonitions of disaster, his own avant-garde shorts, and even on-screen cartoon balloons. Funeral Parade of Roses is a celebration of youth and subcultures, a condemnation of intolerance, and a one-of-kind cinematic experience. A kaleidoscopic masterpiece, and one of the most subversive, intoxicating films of the 60s, released for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK.

Extras/Episodes:

  • Released in High Definition for the first time in the UK
  • Audio commentary  by author and film historian Chris Desjardins (Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film)
  • Eight restored avant-garde short films from director Toshio Matsumoto
  • Nishijin (1961, 25 mins)
  • The Song of Stone (1963, 24 mins)
  • Ecstasis (1969, 11 mins)
  • Metastasis (1971, 8 mins)
  • Expansion (1972, 14 mins)
  • Mona Lisa (1973, 3 mins)
  • Siki Soku Z Ku (1975, 8 mins)
  • Atman (1975, 11 mins)
  • Original theatrical trailer (1969)
  • Restoration trailer (2017)
  • ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with essays by Jim O’Rourke and director Toshio Matsumoto and full film credits
Certificate:
18
Actor:
Emiko Azuma

Shinno Ikehata

Osamu Ogasawaro
Director:
Toshio Matsumoto
Number of Discs:
2
Run Time:
108 mins approx
studio:
BFI

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Transgender actor Pîtâ gives an astonishing performance as Eddie, hostess at Bar Genet – where she’s ignited a violent love-triangle with reigning drag queen Leda for the attentions of club owner Gonda. One of Japan’s leading experimental filmmakers, Matsumoto bends and distorts time, and freely mixes documentary interviews, Brechtian film-within-a-film asides, Oedipal premonitions of disaster, his own avant-garde shorts, and even on-screen cartoon balloons. Funeral Parade of Roses is a celebration of youth and subcultures, a condemnation of intolerance, and a one-of-kind cinematic experience. A kaleidoscopic masterpiece, and one of the most subversive, intoxicating films of the 60s, released for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK.

Extras/Episodes:

  • Released in High Definition for the first time in the UK
  • Audio commentary  by author and film historian Chris Desjardins (Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film)
  • Eight restored avant-garde short films from director Toshio Matsumoto
  • Nishijin (1961, 25 mins)
  • The Song of Stone (1963, 24 mins)
  • Ecstasis (1969, 11 mins)
  • Metastasis (1971, 8 mins)
  • Expansion (1972, 14 mins)
  • Mona Lisa (1973, 3 mins)
  • Siki Soku Z Ku (1975, 8 mins)
  • Atman (1975, 11 mins)
  • Original theatrical trailer (1969)
  • Restoration trailer (2017)
  • ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with essays by Jim O’Rourke and director Toshio Matsumoto and full film credits
Certificate:
18
Actor:
Emiko Azuma

Shinno Ikehata

Osamu Ogasawaro
Director:
Toshio Matsumoto
Number of Discs:
2
Run Time:
108 mins approx
studio:
BFI
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