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Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara / Janus Films ; Toho ; Sogetsu Foundation.

Teshigahara, Hiroshi. (Added Author). Igawa, Hisashi. (Added Author). Tanaka, Kunie, 1932- (Added Author). Kanze, Hideo, 1927-2007 (Added Author). Miyahara, Kazuo. (Added Author). Sasaki, Sumie, 1928- (Added Author). Omiya, Kanichi. (Added Author). Satō, Kei, 1928-2010 (Added Author). Yano, Sen, 1928-2010 (Added Author). Shimada, Ton. (Added Author). Matsuo, Shigeru. (Added Author). Kaneuchi, Kikuo, 1935- (Added Author). Okada, Eiji, 1920-1995 (Added Author). Kishida, Kyōko, 1930-2006 (Added Author). Nakadai, Tatsuya, 1932- (Added Author). Kyō, Machiko, 1924- (Added Author). Hira, Mikijirō, 1933-2016 (Added Author). Irie, Miki, 1944- (Added Author). Chiaki, Minoru, 1917-1999 (Added Author). Maeda, Beverly, 1948- (Added Author). Ichihara, Etsuko, 1936- (Added Author). Minami, Yoshie, 1915-2010 (Added Author). Abe, Kōbō, 1924-1993 (Added Author). Ōno, Tadashi. (Added Author). Ichikawa, Kiichi, 1923-2006 (Added Author). Janus Films. (Added Author). Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha (Added Author). Sogetsu Foundation (Firm) (Added Author). Criterion Collection (Firm) (Added Author). Teshigahara Purodakushon. (Added Author). Pitfall: Cinematographer, Hiroshi Segawa ; editor, Fusako Morimichi. (Cast). Woman in the dunes: Cinematographer, Hiroshi Segawa ; art directors, Totetsu Hirakawa, Masao Yamazaki ; editor, Fusako Shuzui ; original music, Toru Takemitsu. (Cast). The face of another: Cinematographer, Hiroshi Segawa ; art directors, Arata Isozaki, Masao Yamazaki ; editor, Yoshi Sughihara ; original music, Toru Takemitsu. (Cast).

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Record details

  • 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.

Content descriptions

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.
Subject: Coal miners > Japan > Drama.
Migrant labor > Japan > Drama.
Ghosts > Japan > Drama.
Entomologists > Drama.
Widows > Drama.
Sand dunes > Drama.
Burns and scalds > Drama.
Face > Surgery > Drama.
Identity (Psychology) > Drama.
Abe, Kōbō, 1924-1993 > Film and video adaptations.
Abe, Kōbō, 1924-1993 > Adaptations > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Foreign films > Japan.
Melodramas (Drama)
Experimental films.
Fantasy films.
Film adaptations.
Melodrama > Feature.
Fantasy > Feature.
Experimental > Feature.
Adaptation > Feature.
Feature films.
Melodrama.
Fantasy films.

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