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Kiju Yoshida: Love + Anarchism (Limited Edition) Blu-Ray

Arriving this week on a 7-disk Limited Edition set is “Kiju Yoshida: Love + Anarchism”.  Arrow Academy brings together films from the late 60’s and early 70’s. “Eros + Massacre”, 169-minute theatrical version and the full-length 220-minute director s cut.  “Heroic Purgatory” and the biopic “Coup d’etat” are also included.

Limited to only 3,000 copies, this is a must own for fans of Kiju Yoshida.  The set also included an 80-page book with writing by David Desser, Isolde Standish and Dick Stegewerns.  Take a look at everything included in the set below.


  • Limited Edition Blu-ray collection (3,000 copies)
  • High definition digital transfers supervised by Kiju Yoshida
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations for all films
  • Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM Audio on all films
  • New translated English subtitles on all films
  • Yoshida …or: The Explosion of the Story a 30-minute documentary on Eros + Massacre with contributions from Yoshida and film critics Mathieu Capel and Jean Douchet
  • Introductions to Heroic Purgatory and Coup d’etat by Yoshida
  • Newly-filmed discussions of Eros + Massacre, Heroic Purgatory and Coup d’etat by David Desser, author of Eros Plus Massacre: An Introduction to the Japanese New Wave, recorded exclusively for this release
  • Scene-select commentaries by David Desser on all three films
  • Heroic Purgatory theatrical trailer
  • Coup d’etat theatrical trailer
  • Limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm
  • Illustrated 80-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the films by David Desser, Isolde Standish (author of Politics, Porn and Protest: Japanese Avant-Garde Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s) and Dick Stegewerns (author of Kiju Yoshida: 50 Years of Avant-Garde Filmmaking in Post-War Japan)

By: Marc Ferman

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