Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara / Janus Films ; Toho ; Sogetsu Foundation.
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|Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver||DVD FOREIGN THR JAPANESE (Text)||34304000053534||Adult - DVD||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1934121673 (set)
- ISBN: 9781934121672 (set)
- ISBN: 193412141X [disc 1]
- ISBN: 9781934121412 [disc 1]
- ISBN: 1934121428 [disc 2]
- ISBN: 9781934121429 [disc 2]
- ISBN: 1934121436 [disc 3]
- ISBN: 9781934121436 [disc 3]
- ISBN: 1934121444 [disc 4]
- ISBN: 9781934121443 [disc 4]
- Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (521 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (61 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
- Edition: Special ed.
- Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2007.
|General Note:|| Title from container.
Pitfall originally released as a motion picture in 1962 ; Woman in the dunes originally released as a motion picture in 1964 ; The face of another originally released as a motion picture in 1966.
Special features: [Discs 1-3]: New, restored high-definition digital transfer; video essay on the film by critic and festival programmer James Quandt; theatrical trailer ; [Disc 4]: New documentary "Teshigahara and Abe" which includes exclusive video interviews with film programmer and professor Richard Peña, Japanese-film scholars Donald Richie and Tadao Sato, set designer Arata Isozaki, screenwriter John Nathan, and producer Noriko Nomura; four short films from Teshigahara's early career: Hokusai (1953), Ikebana (1956), Tokyo 1958 (1958), and Ako (1965) ; plus, a booklet featuring essays by Peter Grilli, Howard Hampton, Audie Bock, and James Quandt, as well as a Max Tessier interview with Teshigahara.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| [Disc 1]: Pitfall / Teshigahara Productions ; a film by Hiroshi Teshigahara ; director, Hiroshi Teshigahara ; story, Kobo Abe ; producer, Tadashi Ono (97 min. : b&w) -- [Disc 2]: Woman in the dunes / Teshigahara Productions ; a film by Hiroshi Teshigahara ; director, Hiroshi Teshigahara ; story from the novel by Kobo Abe ; producers, Kiichi Ichikawa, Tadashi Ono (148 min. : b&w) -- [Disc 3]: The face of another / Teshigahara Productions ; a film by Hiroshi Teshigahara ; director/producer, Hiroshi Teshigahara ; story from the novel by Kobo Abe (124 min. : b&w) -- [Disc 4]: The supplements to Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara (152 min. : col. and b&w).
|Creation/Production Credits Note:|| Pitfall: Cinematographer, Hiroshi Segawa ; editor, Fusako Morimichi.
Woman in the dunes: Cinematographer, Hiroshi Segawa ; art directors, Totetsu Hirakawa, Masao Yamazaki ; editor, Fusako Shuzui ; original music, Toru Takemitsu.
The face of another: Cinematographer, Hiroshi Segawa ; art directors, Arata Isozaki, Masao Yamazaki ; editor, Yoshi Sughihara ; original music, Toru Takemitsu.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Pitfall: Hisashi Igawa, Kunie Tanaka, Hideo Kanze, Kazuo Miyahara, Sumie Sasaki, Kanichi Omiya, Kei Sato, Sen Yano, Ton Shimada, Shigeru Matsuo, Kikuo Kaneuchi.
Woman in the dunes: Eiji Okada, Kyoko Kishida.
The face of another: Tatsuya Nakadai, Machiko Kyo, Mikijiro Hira, Kyoko Kishida, Miki Irie, Eiji Okada, Minoru Chiaki, Hideo Kanze, Kunie Tanaka, Bibari Maeda, Etsuko Ichihara, Yoshie Minami.
|Summary, etc.:|| Pitfall: When a miner leaves his employer and treks out with his young son to become a migrant worker, he finds himself moving from one eerie landscape to another, intermittently followed (and photographed) by an enigmatic man in a clean, white suit, and eventually coming face-to-face with his inescapable destiny.
Woman in the dunes: An amateur entomologist leaves Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle that resides in a remote, vast desert. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night in the home of a young widow who lives in a hut at the bottom of a sand dune.
The face of another: Okuyama, after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist's radical experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker temptations.
|System Details Note:|| Pitfall, Woman in the dunes, The face of another: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., NTSC.
The supplements: DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9 enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., NTSC.
|Language Note:|| In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
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