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Uniform Title Ikiru (Motion picture : 1952)
Title Ikiru [videorecording] / Janus Films ; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha ; seisaku, Motoki Sōjirō ; kyakuhon, Kurosawa Akira, Hashimoto Shinobu, Oguni Hideo ; kantoku, Kurosawa Akira..
生きる / Janus Films ; 東宝株式会社 ; 製作, 本木荘二郎 ; 脚本, 黒澤明, 橋本忍, 小國英雄 ; 監督, 黒澤明.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    IKI    Damaged
Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (143 minutes) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (12 panels : illustrations ; 19 cm)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical monaural Dolby Digital 1.0 rda
full screen (1.37:1) 24 fps rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Motion picture
Series The Criterion collection ; 221
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 221.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
Language In Japanese, with optional English subtitles.
Cast Takashi Shimura, Nabuo Kaneko, Kyoko Seki, Makoto Kobori, Shinichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka, Miki Odagiri, Bokuzen Hidari, Minosuke Yamada, Kamatari Fujiwara.
志村喬, 小田切みき, 金子信雄, 関京子.
Credits Screenplay, Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni ; cinematography, Asakazu Nakai ; editor, Koichi Iwashita ; music, Fumio Hayasaka.
Note Originally released as a Japanese motion picture in 1952.
Partly inspired by Leo Tolstoy's novella The death of Ivan Ilyich.
Full screen (1.37:1).
Audience [Not rated]
Summary A young Japanese businessman dying of cancer wants to give something back to society before his death, so he decides to build a playground for children.
Note Special features: Audio commentary from 2003 by Stephen Prince, author of The Warrior's Camera: the cinema of Akira Kurosawa; A Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies (2000), a ninety-minute documentary produced by Kurosawa Productions and featuring interviews with the director; Documentary on Ikiru from 2003, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create and featuring interviews with Kurosawa, script supervisor Teruyo Nogami, writer Hideo Oguni, actor Takashi Shimura, and others; Trailer; New English subtitle translation. An essay "Ikiru Many Autumns Later" by film critic Pico Iyer and a reprint "To Live" from critic Donald Richie's 1965 book The Films of Akira Kurosawa.
Subject Cancer -- Patients -- Drama.
Terminally ill -- Drama.
Self-realization in old age -- Drama.
Death -- Drama.
Japan -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Fiction films.
Feature films -- Japan.
Foreign language films -- Japanese.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Added Author Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998, screenwriter, film director.
黒澤明, 1910-1998. screenwriter film director
Motoki, Sojiro. film producer.
本木荘二郎. film producer
Hashimoto, Shinobu, 1918- screenwriter.
橋本忍, 1918- screenwriter
Oguni, Hideo, 1904-1996, screenwriter.
小國英雄, 1904-1996. screenwriter
Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982, actor.
志村喬, 1905-1982. actor
Odagiri, Miki. actor.
小田切みき. actor
Kaneko, Nobuo, 1923-1995, actor.
金子信雄, 1923- actor
Seki, Kyōko, 1926- actor.
関京子, 1926- actor
Hayasaka, Fumio, 1914-1955, composer (expression)
早坂文雄, 1914-1955 composer (expression)
Prince, Stephen, 1955- commentator.
Iyer, Pico, writer of supplementary textual content.
Richie, Donald, 1924-2013, writer of supplementary textual content.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. Smertʹ Ivana Ilʹicha.
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha. production company.
東宝株式会社. production company
Janus Films, film distributor.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Note Translated English title: To live
Added Title Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies
ISBN 1681430711
Standard No. 715515161312
Music No. CC2555D Criterion Collection

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