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THE CRITERION COLLECTION

THE CRITERION COLLECTION

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When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to fend for themselves and eventually separated by vicious slave traders.

Under the dazzling direction of Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugetsu), this classic Japanese story became one of cinema’s greatest masterpieces, a monumental, empathetic expression of human resilience in the face of evil.

When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to fend for themselves and eventually separated by vicious slave traders.

Under the dazzling direction of Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugetsu), this classic Japanese story became one of cinema’s greatest masterpieces, a monumental, empathetic expression of human resilience in the face of evil.

Extras

  • Restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by Japanese-literature professor Jeffrey Angles
  • Video interviews with critic Tadao Sato, assistant director Tokuzo Tanaka, and legendary actress Kyoko Kagawa, on the making of the film and its lasting importance
  • PLUS: A book featuring an essay by film writer Mark Le Fanu and two versions of the story on which the film was based: Ogai Mori’s 1915 “Sansho Dayu” and a written form of an earlier oral variation

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5050629517132
Catalogue Number CC2227BDUK
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1954
Director Kenji Mizoguchi
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) THE CRITERION COLLECTION
Countries Japan
Colour Black & White
Subtitles English
Language(s) Japanese
Running time 124 min
Blu-ray region B

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