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Samurai I, Musashi Miyamoto / a Janus Films release ; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha ; seisaku, Takimura Kazuo ; kyakushoku, Wakao Takeshi [and] Inagaki Hiroshi ; kantoku, Inagaki Hiroshi.

Inagaki, Hiroshi, 1905-1980 (Director, Screenwriter). Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997 (Actor). Onoe, Kurōemon, 1922- (Actor). Mikuni, Rentarō, 1923-2013 (Actor). Takimura, Kazuo (Producer). Wakao, Tokuhei, 1918-1976 (Screenwriter). Yoshikawa, Eiji, 1892-1962 Miyamoto Musashi. (Added Author). Hōjō, Hideji, 1902-1996 (Adapter). Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha (Added Author). Janus Films. (Added Author). Home Vision (Firm) (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Peabody PL - Columbia City DVD ACTION (Text) 30403001336965 DVD - Action Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD SAM (Text) 31951003883763 Main Floor - DVDs Global Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780021045
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Standard [full-screen] version.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Home Vision Cinema, [1993]

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Part 1 of Hiroshi Inagaki's Samurai trilogy.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Adapted by Hideji Hojo from the original novel by Eiji Yoshikawa.
Participant or Performer Note: Toshiro Mifune, Kuroemon Onoe, Rentaro Mikuni, Kaoru Yachigusa, Mitsuko Mito, Mariko Okada, Eiko Miyoshi, Akihiko Hirata.
Summary, etc.: During a civil war in medieval Japan, a young man goes off in search of glory, only to suffer defeat on the wrong side. He returns as an outlaw, half-mad and uncontrollable, and is saved only by the intervention of a village girl who loves him and a Buddhist priest who tries to heal his soul. The first installment of the Samurai Trilogy.
System Details Note: DVD ; Dolby digital mono.
Language Note: In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Awards Note: Academy Award winner (1955): Best Foreign Language Film.
Academy Awards (Motion pictures)[best foreign language film]
Subject: Miyamoto, Musashi, 1584-1645 > Drama.
Samurai > Drama.
Japan > History > Period of civil wars, 1480-1603 > Drama.
Genre: Samurai films.
Feature films > Japanese language.
Film adaptations.
Foreign films.

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