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The Life of Oharu [DVD]

A peerless chronicler of the soul who specialized in supremely emotional, visually exquisite films about the circumstances of women in Japanese society throughout its history, Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugetsu) had already been directing movies for decades when he made The Life of Oharu; in 1952. But this epic portrait of an inexorable fall from grace, starring the incredibly talented Kinuyo Tanaka as an imperial lady-in-waiting who gradually descends to street prostitution.

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DVD

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2013

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9781604657395


Format: DVD
Summary: A peerless chronicler of the soul who specialized in supremely emotional, visually exquisite films about the circumstances of women in Japanese society throughout its history, Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugetsu) had already been directing movies for decades when he made The Life of Oharu; in 1952. But this epic portrait of an inexorable fall from grace, starring the incredibly talented Kinuyo Tanaka as an imperial lady-in-waiting who gradually descends to street prostitution.
Title: The life of Oharu [DVD] / Janus Films ; Toho Company, Ltd. ; a Shintoho-Koi coproduction ; produced by Hideo Koi ; screenplay by Kenji Mizoguchi and Yoshikata Yoda ; directed by Kenji Mizoguchi.
Publisher Date: [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, 2013.
Subject: Women -- Japan -- Drama. Japan -- Social conditions -- 17th century -- Drama.
Isbn: 9781604657395
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Call Number: 791.43 Lif
Oclc: 844084525
Upc: 715515107419
Bib Id: 447881

Format: DVD
Summary: A peerless chronicler of the soul who specialized in supremely emotional, visually exquisite films about the circumstances of women in Japanese society throughout its history, Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugetsu) had already been directing movies for decades when he made The Life of Oharu; in 1952. But this epic portrait of an inexorable fall from grace, starring the incredibly talented Kinuyo Tanaka as an imperial lady-in-waiting who gradually descends to street prostitution.
Title: The life of Oharu [DVD] / Janus Films ; Toho Company, Ltd. ; a Shintoho-Koi coproduction ; produced by Hideo Koi ; screenplay by Kenji Mizoguchi and Yoshikata Yoda ; directed by Kenji Mizoguchi.
Publisher, Date: [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, 2013.
Description: 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([20] p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Series: Criterion collection ; 664
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 664.
Subjects: Women -- Japan -- Drama.
Subjects: Japan -- Social conditions -- 17th century -- Drama.
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Fiction films
Other Author: Koi, Hideo, film producer.
Other Author: 井英生, film producer.
Other Author: Mizoguchi, Kenji, 1898-1956 screenwriter, film director.
Other Author: 構口健二, 1898-1956, screenwriter, film director.
Other Author: Yoda, Yoshikata, 1909-1991, screenwriter.
Other Author: 依田义贤, 1909-1991, screenwriter.
Other Author: Tanaka, Kinuyo, 1909-1977 actor.
Other Author: 田中娟代, 1909-1977, actor.
Other Author: Yamane, Hisako, 1921-1990, actor.
Other Author: Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997 actor.
Other Author: 三船敏郎, 1920-1997, actor.
Other Author: Uno, Jūkichi, 1914-1988. actor.
Other Author: 宇野重吉, 1914-1988, actor.
Other Author: Sugai, Ichiro. actor.
Other Author: 菅井一郎, actor.
Other Author: Shindo, Eitaro actor.
Other Author: 新藤英太郎, actor.
Other Author: Shimizu, Masao, 1908-1975, actor.
Other Author: 清水将夫, 1908-1975, actor.
Other Author: Katō, Daisuke, 1911-1975 actor.
Other Author: 加東大介, 1911-1975, actor.
Other Author: Yanagi, Eijirō, 1895-1984, actor.
Other Author: 柳永二郎, 1895-1984, actor.
Other Author: Ichikawa, Haruyo, actor.
Other Author: 市川春代, actor.
Other Author: Sawamura, Sadako, 1908-1996, actor.
Other Author: 沢村貞子, 1908-1996, actor.
Other Author: Shiganoya, Benkei, actor.
Other Author: Yoshii, Isamu, 1886-1960, screenwriter.
Other Author: 吉井勇, 1886-1960, screenwriter.
Other Author: Hirano, Yoshimi, director of photography.
Other Author: Saitô, Ichirô, 1909-1979. musical director.
Other Author: Mizutani, Hiroshi, 1906-1971, production designer.
Other Author: 水谷浩, 1906-1971, production designer.
Other Author: Ihara, Saikaku, 1642-1693. Kōshoku ichidaionna.
Other Author: Andrew, Dudley, 1945- commentator.
Other Author: Kajiyama, Koko, filmmaker.
Other Author: Perez, Gilberto, 1943- writer of added text.
Other Author: Janus Films
Other Author: Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
Other Author: Shintoho Film Distribution.
Other Author: Criterion Collection (Firm)
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1952.
Notes: Based on a novel by Saikaku Ihara.
Notes: Special features: Dudley Andrew on The life of Oharu: Mizoguchi's art and the Demimonde (an illustrated audio essay featuring Andrew), Commentary by Dudley Andrew; The travels of Kinuyo Tanaka (a 2009 film by Koko Kajiyama documenting Tanaka's 1949 goodwill tour of the United States). Booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Gilberto Perez.
Notes: Story editor, Isamu Yoshii ; cinematography by Yoshimi Hirano ; musical director, Ichiro Saito ; production design, Hiroshi Mizutani.
Notes: Kinuyo Tanaka, Hisako Yamane, Toshiro Mifune, Jukichi Uno, Ichiro Sugai, Eitaro Shindo, Akira Ooizumi, Masao Shimizu, Daisuke Kato, Toranosuke Ogawa, Eijiro Yanagi, Yuriko Hamada, Haruyo Ichikawa, Komako Hara, Kikue Mouri, Sadako Sawamura, Toshiaki Konoe, Kinnosuke Takamatsu, Benkei Shiganoya, Unpei Yokoyama, Tsukie Matsuura.
Notes: DVD; NTSC; region 1; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; PCM mono.
Notes: In Japanese; with English subtitles.
ISBN: 9781604657395
Publisher Number: CC2276D
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 791.43 Lif
Medium: [DVD]