Ugetsu [videorecording] / Janus Films ; a Daiei production ; produced by Masaichi Nagata ; screenplay by Matsutaro Kawaguchi, Yoshitaka Yoda ; directed by Kenji Mizoguchi.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver||DVD FOREIGN UGETSU JAPANESE (Text)||34304000953076||Adult - DVD||Checked out||12/09/2019|
- ISBN: 0780030303
- Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (97 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (69 p. : ill.)
- Edition: Special ed.
- Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, 2005.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1953.
Aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Special features: Disc 1. New restored high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary by critic, filmmaker and festival programmer Tony Rayns; Process and production, a 20-minute video interview with Tokuzo Tanaka, first assistant director of Ugetsu; 10-minute video interview with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, from 1992; theatrical trailers; new and improved English subtitles -- Disc 2. Kenji Mizoguchi: the life of a film director (1975), a 150-minute documentary by filmmaker Kaneto Shindo, with new and improved English subtitles.
Accompanying booklet features an essay by film critic Phillip Lopate and three short stories that influenced Mizoguchi in making the film: "The house in the thicket" and "A serpent's lust" by Akinara Ueda from his book "Ugetsu monogatari" and "How he got the Legion of Honor" by Guy de Maupassant.
|Creation/Production Credits Note:||
Cinematography, Kazuo Miyagawa; art direction, Kisaku Ito; music, Fumio Hayasaka.
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Machiko Kyo, Kinuyo Tanaka, Mitsuko Mito, Masayuki Mori, Sakae Ozawa.
Set in 16th century Japan, a period of bloody civil war, the film is rooted in the postwar psyche of 1950s Japan. It focuses on an ambitious potter haunted by a beautiful ghost and a farmer who dreams of becoming a samurai.
|Target Audience Note:||
MPAA rating: Not rated.
|System Details Note:||
DVD; region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital, mono.
Japanese language soundtrack with optional subtitles in English.
Venice Film Festival, 1953: Silver lion.
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