In memory of hide #30

After the violation of hide’s grave, I’ve decided to dedicate this week to him; to honor his memory in times when others don’t. This is for all of you who loves hide.

hide as Seth

hide as Seth

Seth et Holth is a movie released September 29th 1993, starring hide and Tusk (Zi:Kill).

Hide played the role of Seth and Tusk played the role of Holth.

Tusk

Tusk

According to me, this movie is a masterpiece and I’ve watched it several times. At first, I got confused and didn’t know what to think, but I noticed the days after that I kept thinking about it. I just couldn’t get it out of my head. So I watched it again and again – and it grew and became something very special to me.

Most people describe this movie as weird. It’s an art-movie, and even though I’ve watched it so many times and read about it – I still don’t understand it fully.

It’s a short movie, only 45 minutes long. It can be purchased as a VHS-tape on places like JapanDiscoveries and Ebay. I haven’t found it on DVD or in good quality streaming/donwloading on the net. I you have any tips concerning this, please tell me by replying to this post or send me a mail.

Seth et Holth – the movie – has been removed from YouTube many times, but I’ve found a link that is still working, so if you’re ready for it – please watch it in the end of this post.

hide - Seth et Holth

hide – Seth et Holth

All the music in this movie was composed by hide.

Soundtracks:
1. Eyes
2. Descent to Earth
3. Crosses Everywhere
4. The Church
5. Running ~Persecution
6. Sacrifice ~Death
7. Ending theme ~Music Box

Tusk wrote all lyrics and stood behind the vocals. The producer behind it was Hideaki Utsumi from Fool’s Mate. Co-producer was Takahiro Ishii, also he from Fool’s Mate.

hide’s writing – the plot

The plot is based on a text by hide. This might give you some understanding about the movie’s arrative:

Tusk & hide as Holth and Seth

Tusk & hide as Holth and Seth

“In the sphere of Athum there once lived two beautiful angels by the names of Seth and Holth.
Seth was the gentle one of the two, the kind one, the anxious one, the precious jewel, Holth was the strong one of them, the determined, the bold one.

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, time is irrelevant.
Athum taketh 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.

hide & tusk as Seth & Holth

hide & tusk as Seth & Holth


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 thus 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, the womb, the mother of it all, home to peace, where the waters are flowing uphill and where time has no meaning.
Despair and madness.
Rage and sadness.

Tell me, gentle Seth… tell me the meaning of it all, tell me the meaning of human life and strain…
“Somewhere in this void there must be the key to all our questions. We have been thrown deep… so deep into this place… Let time and everything like it disappear into nothingness.
A maze full of transity and no one to console us. People who don’t believe in anything anymore and go more crazy by the hour. Give us the solutions! Give us Eternity!
While time is flying by we can only utilize this world’s strongest weapon… love…
But cruelty has come to our lives, the lights from this world will die… now!”

Hunted down by them 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, their faith, they could not ignore the questions no longer…
Why? Tell me why?

But Athum could not answer and so Athum, the womb that creates everything and taketh everything, turned back to nothingness…

for eternity
for life
forever….”

Random pictures related to Seth Et Holth

In a previous post I published photos from Shoxx #15 (Mars 1993) where hide and Tusk makes promotion pictures for the movie. Take a look if you missed it: hide in various Japanese rock magazines


Screenshots from the movie

The movie

if you are a sensitive person, I have to warn you, ‘cause even though it’s an old movie with poorly done effects, there’s scenes that are pretty uncomfortable.
But here it is, only in Youtube-quality unfortunately.

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Hideto hide Matsumoto

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Artist name: hide
Real name: 
Hideto Matsumoto (松本秀人)
Occupations: Songwriter, guitarist, singer
Also known as: lead guitarist in X JAPAN
Solo career start: 1997 (after disbandment of X JAPAN)

template-cakeDecember 13th 1964, born in Kanagawa, Yokosuka
template crossMay 2nd 1998, in Tokyo

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