Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Passion (2008)

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 17, 2023
Price: DVD $27.99, Blu-ray $34.38
Studio: Film Movement

The 2008 drama Passion by Japanese filmmaker Ryusuke Hamaguchi arrives from Film Movement.

When Kaho (Aoba Kawai) and Tomoya (Ryuta Okamoto) announce their engagement at a celebratory dinner with friends, they are unprepared for the emotional turmoil that is unleashed once a prior infidelity comes to light. Later that evening, Tomoya is invited to the apartment of his former classmate, Takako (Fusako Urabe), leading to further revelations of passion and indiscretion.

The debut theatrical feature from one of today’s preeminent auteurs, Passion displays Hamaguchi’s rich and nuanced insight into modern relationships while establishing the thematic foundations for his later films such as Happy Hour, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, and the Oscar-winning Drive My Car.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.