New 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
8 newly remastered avant-garde short films by Toshio Matsumoto: Nishijin, The Song of Stone, Ecstasis, Metastasis, Expansion, Mona Lisa, Siki Soku Ze Ku and Atman
Audio commentary by Chris D.
U.S. Theatrical Trailer
Original 1969 Japanese Theatrical Trailer
New essay by Hirofumi Sakamoto, Director of the Postwar Japan Moving Image Archive
"Few movies are as redolent of their times as Funeral Parade of Roses, a 1969 exemplar of Japanese countercultural ferment… its charms have scarcely wilted” - J. Hoberman, The New York Times
"50 years later, this transgressive Japanese drama is still a party and a procession" - Michael Nordine, IndieWire
"Toshio Matsumoto's 1969 film Funeral Parade of Roses is a heady affair, especially when seen in our aesthetically and politically conservative times. It imparts the thrill of witnessing the hedonism and lawlessness both sexual and artistic of a bygone culture. You also feel an almost tragic surge of melancholia watching it: where and when, you wonder, will cinema ever get quite this wild again?" - Jonathan Romney, Film Comment
Please note this blu-ray release is locked for Region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia).
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