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Videophobia – Blu-Ray

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Ai (a superbly laconic Tomona Hirota) haunts the streets of Osaka dressed as a mascot. After going home with a stranger, she wakes up to find footage of their intimate encounter uploaded to a porn site. As all systems of recourse and remedy fail her, her sense of dislocation and alienation intensifies and Ai resorts to a strange solution.

Following the rap-inflected drama YAMATO (CALIFORNIA) and the globe-trotting TOURISM, Daisuke Miyazaki unveils another potent subversion of the so-called monolith of Japanese culture. VIDEPHOBIA unfolds as paranoid techno-thriller about identity, set on the backstreets of an industrial and multicultural Osaka captured here in beautiful, stark black-and-white. Concerns with obsessive image-making and issues of surveillance and consent in the digital age are embodied in the plight of a young woman from the city’s Koreatown; in an eerie film about the self – watching us as much as we watch it.

Paired here with the newly commissioned, companion short I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR, starring Tomona Hirota and Sumira Ashina.

directed by: Daisuke Miyazaki
starring: Tomona Hirota, Sumire Ashina, Shugo Oshinari, Sahel Rosa, Aki Morita
2020 / 89 min / 1.85:1 / Japanese Stereo

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • High Definition Presentation
  • Video Introduction by Director Daisuke Miyazaki
  • Newly Commissioned Short Film, “i’ll Be Your Mirror” (2022, 9mins)
  • Videophobia MV by Baku Feat. Jin Dogg, Nunchaku (Tatsuro Mukai, Kumi), Tomy Wealth
  • Booklet Feat. An Interview With the Director by justine Smith and Behind-the-scenes Photographs
  • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
  • Optional English / Japanese / Chinese Subtitles
  • 1 Transparent Sticker
  • New Cover Art
  • English SDH subtitles
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