Like so many authors of cult movies, Macoto Tezka didn’t set out to make a commercial bomb. His debut feature, “The Legend of the Stardust Brothers” (“Hoshikuzu Kyodai no Densetsu”), was widely lambasted upon its release in 1985, but over the years it has steadily acquired a reputation as a delightful curio — a quirky rock musical that also serves as a microcosm of Tokyo’s pop cultural milieu on the cusp of the bubble era.

This month, the movie was reissued on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan, along with its 2016 sequel. It has also been touring the international festival circuit, with an overseas Blu-ray release due later in the year from Third Window Films, a distributor specializing in atypical Japanese cinema.

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