The digitally remastered “Vengeance is Mine” has been selected and will be screened at the 77th Venice Classics.
This film is one of the favorite films of Mr. Bong Joon Ho and he kindly sent us comments on this film on the occasion of the SHOCHIKU Cinema 100th Anniversary:
Shohei IMAMURA took a hiatus from the world of film that lasted around 10 years, working instead in documentaries and television, then made his long-awaited return to the big screen with this phenomenal tour-de-force that overflows with explosive energy. A father’s original sin, Japanese historical intricacies, and warped desire twist into one, forming an epic narrative on a massive scale. Terror looms as we witness, seemingly at first-hand, the throes of a monster that neither society nor its systems can control. Going beyond being a mere chronicle of an actual serial killer, this is an overwhelmingly powerful film like nothing ever seen before.