Masahiro Shinoda’s Himiko (Night & Day Versions)

Masahiro Shinoda’s Himiko (Night Version)

(Day Version)

Criterion recently announced this title on Hulu, which makes it the second Shinoda film in the collection, and the second Art Theatre Guild title (well, the third if you include the Ugestu supplement, Imamura Shohei’s doc on Mizoguchi, which was funded by the ATG).  I have an unsubbed VHS of this, so I’m very happy to now be rid of it.

The original poster design was made by Kiyoshi Awazu, who made several posters for the ATG and worked as the title designer for all of Hiroshi Teshigahara early films.  The poster for Himiko seems like it would be right up Sam Smith’s alley…

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