Yesterday, I decided to watch “Seth et Holth”, since I hadn’t seen it before.
Seth et Holth is a short movie from 1993 by hide and Tusk. (Do not mix up this hide with “my Hide”. ^^ hide, without capital letter is the former guitarist of X-Japan while Hide – with capital letter – is my dear Japanese friend who is very much alive. OK? ^^)
This manuscript is based on a story written by hide who got his inspiration from an Egyptian myth. While watching the movie, I got both amazed and disgusted. It was beautiful and erotic but also violent and disturbing. I didn’t think that it would affect me that much, but I’ve actually been thinking about it quite a lot today. I think I should watch it again, soon.
I recommend you too see it. It’s quite special. If you don’t find a version with subtitles, I recommend you to read the plot first – otherwise you won’t understand much (if you’re not speaking japans).
In the sphere of Athum there once lived two beautiful angels by the names of Seth and Holth. Seth was gentle, kind, and anxious one; Holth was strong, determined, and bold. They lived in peace in the sphere of Athum for eternity, since there is no time, nor age, nor decay in this world. The waters flow uphill and time is irrelevant. Athum takes all and creates everything, for eternity. The angels Seth and Holth lived there undisturbed forever. They made love by their eyes, tasting their tears, they spoke to each other by their blood. They slept in Athum’s womb not knowing of any evil, plight or fear. No worry, no pain ever harmed them… and they could have gone on like this forever, if not one day bold Holth had started to ask questions… questions about other worlds, other beings, questions about life and death.
He tried to force Athum to tell him but instead for an answer the angels Seth and Holth were banished to planet Earth, thrown into the harshness of light, noise and madness. They woke up from their eternal dream to find themselves reborn to a world full of questions, hectic and evil. Not knowing what to do, only trying to get home again, home to Athum, home to peace.
Hunted down by humans who did not understand, nor ever loved, Seth and Holth were sacrificed and murdered. Seeing their plight in the human world Athum pitied them and allowed them to return home, but home was not the same anymore. They had seen too much, heard too much, felt too much in the human world. They lost their innocence and their faith, they could ignore the questions no longer.
If you just want a peek, I recommend this fan-movie. The song has nothing to do with the video, you understand that right? But it’s a great and well done fanvid:
December 13th 1964, born in Kanagawa, Yokosuka
May 2nd 1998, in Tokyo
- Vo&Gt. hide → (SABER TIGER→SAVER TIGER) → X → X JAPAN, hide(solo) → hide with Spread Beaver, zilch → [deceased May 2nd 1998]