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Kamikaze Hearts Limited Edition BFI Blu-Ray [NEW]

Kamikaze Hearts Limited Edition BFI Blu-Ray [NEW]

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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.


Presented in a new 2K restoration from the original 16mm A/B camera negatives, Kamikaze Hearts has been restored by Kino Lorber in collaboration with the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.



  • Restored in 2K from the original negative by Kino Lorber and the UCLA Film and Television Archive
  • Presented in High Definition
  • Audio commentary by director Juliet Bashore, actors Sharon Mitchell, Jon Martin and Howie Gordon, and performance artist Shelly Mars
  • Crash (excerpt): In 1990 Juliet Bashore workshopped a 'fictional' version of Kamikaze Hearts through the American Film Institute. This sketch is one of the outcomes from the AFI project
  • Interviews (2022, 173 mins): A selection of newly recorded interviews totalling almost three hours with Juliet Bashore, Sharon Mitchell , Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, Susie Bright, Howie Gordon, Jon Martin
  • Original trailer
  • 2022 trailer
  • English subtitles for the Deaf and partial hearing (feature only)
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Illustrated booklet featuring a new essay by artist, curator and co-founder of Club des Femmes Sarah Wood and a 1990 interview with Juliet Bashore
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