Kamikaze Hearts (Blu-ray)

Directed by Juliet Bashore

Release Year: 1986
Running Time: 77
UPC: 7 38329 25986 0
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Cast
Tigr Mennett
Sharon Mitchell
Jon Martin
Sparky Vasque
Jerry Abrahms

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Directed by Juliet Bashore

Alternately distressing, instructive, contestable, and fascinating, Juliet Bashore’s quasi-documentary plunge into the 1980s porn industry takes an unsparing look at issues of misogyny, drug abuse, and exploitation via the story of two women—the naive newcomer Tigr and her partner, the magnetic, imperious porn veteran Sharon Mitchell — caught in a toxic romance.

By turns mesmerizing and unsettling, Kamikaze Hearts is both a fascinating record of pre-gentrification San Francisco’s X-rated underground and an intense, searing love story. The film offers a disturbing glimpse of the modification of bodies, feelings, and lives. New restoration!


Blu-ray Extras Include:

Documentary on the making of the film and its enduring legacy, featuring actors Sharon Mitchell and Howie Gordon, author and critic Susie Bright, sexologist Annie Sprinkle, artist Beth Stephens, and director Juliet Bashore

Audio commentary by director Juliet Bashore, actors Sharon Mitchell, Jon Martin and Howie Gordon, and performance artist Shelly Mars

Crash (1990), a short film by Juliet Bashore

Original trailer

2022 Re-release trailer


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