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In this cool, seductive jewel of the Japanese New Wave, a yakuza, fresh out of prison, becomes entangled with a beautiful yet enigmatic gambling addict; what at first seems a redemptive relationship ends up leading him further down the criminal path.

Bewitchingly shot and edited and laced with a fever-dreamlike score by Toru Takemitsu (Woman in the Dunes, Ran), this breakthrough gangster romance from Masahiro Shinoda (Samurai Spy, Double Suicide) announced an idiosyncratic major filmmaking talent. The pitch-black Pale Flower (Kawaita hana) is an unforgettable excursion into the underworld.

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack 
  • Interview with director Masahiro Shinoda 
  • Selected-scene audio commentary by film scholar Peter Grilli, coproducer of Music for the Movies: Toru Takemitsu 
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Chuck Stephens

Under exclusive license from Shochiku Co., Ltd. © 1964 Shochiku Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. © 2022 The Criterion Collection. All Rights Reserved.

studio:
CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
96 mins approx
Director:
Masahiro Shinoda
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Ryô Ikebe

Mariko Kaga

Takashi Fujiki
Theatrical Release Year:
1964
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
B
Brand:
THE CRITERION COLLECTION

Pale Flower - The Criterion Collection

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

In this cool, seductive jewel of the Japanese New Wave, a yakuza, fresh out of prison, becomes entangled with a beautiful yet enigmatic gambling addict; what at first seems a redemptive relationship ends up leading him further down the criminal path.

Bewitchingly shot and edited and laced with a fever-dreamlike score by Toru Takemitsu (Woman in the Dunes, Ran), this breakthrough gangster romance from Masahiro Shinoda (Samurai Spy, Double Suicide) announced an idiosyncratic major filmmaking talent. The pitch-black Pale Flower (Kawaita hana) is an unforgettable excursion into the underworld.

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack 
  • Interview with director Masahiro Shinoda 
  • Selected-scene audio commentary by film scholar Peter Grilli, coproducer of Music for the Movies: Toru Takemitsu 
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Chuck Stephens

Under exclusive license from Shochiku Co., Ltd. © 1964 Shochiku Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. © 2022 The Criterion Collection. All Rights Reserved.

studio:
CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
96 mins approx
Director:
Masahiro Shinoda
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Ryô Ikebe

Mariko Kaga

Takashi Fujiki
Theatrical Release Year:
1964
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
B
Brand:
THE CRITERION COLLECTION
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