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Title Saikaku ichidai onna [videorecording] / Toho, Toho Company, Ltd. ; Kabushiki Kaisha Shin Tōhō, Koi Purodakushon ; seisaku, Koi Hideo ; kyakuhon, Yoshikata Yoda, Kenji Mizoguchi ; kantaku Kenji Mizoguchi.
西鶴一代女 [videorecording] / 東宝, Toho Company, Ltd. ; 株式会社新東宝, 児井プロダクション ; 製作児井英生 ; 脚本 依田義賢 ; 監督 溝口健二.

Imprint [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2013]

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Edition DVD special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([20] p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 664
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 664.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1952.
Based on a novel by Saikaku Ihara.
Special features: Dudley Andrew on The life of Oharu: Mizoguchi's art and the Demimonde (an illustrated audio essay; Commentary by Dudley Andrew; The travels of Kinuyo Tanaka (a 2009 film by Koko Kajiyama documenting Tanaka's 1949 goodwill tour of the United States). Booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Gilberto Perez.
Credits Story editor, Isamu Yoshii ; cinematography by Yoshimi Hirano ; musical director, Ichiro Saito ; production design, Hiroshi Mizutani.
Cast Kinuyo Tanaka, Hisako Yamane, Toshiro Mifune, Jukichi Uno, Ichiro Sugai, Eitaro Shindo, Akira Ooizumi, Masao Shimizu, Daisuke Kato, Toranosuke Ogawa, Eijiro Yanagi, Yuriko Hamada, Haruyo Ichikawa, Komako Hara, Kikue Mouri, Sadako Sawamura, Toshiaki Konoe, Kinnosuke Takamatsu, Benkei Shiganoya, Unpei Yokoyama, Tsukie Matsuura.
Summary In 17th-century Japan, a samurai's daughter, Oharu, falls in love with a servant. Caught together, the man is beheaded and Oharu and her family are exiled. After enduring further misfortunes as a concubine, a courtesan, wife, and prostitute, Oharu becomes a mendicant nun in her old age.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.37:1) presentation ; PCM mono.
Language Japanese dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Women -- Japan -- Social conditions -- 17th century -- Drama.
Prostitutes -- Japan -- Drama.
Japan -- Social conditions -- 17th century -- Drama.
Genre/Form Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Added Author Mizoguchi, Kenji, 1898-1956, screenwriter, film director.
Yoda, Yoshikata, 1909-1991, screenwriter.
Koi, Hideo, producer.
Tanaka, Kinuyo, 1909-1977, actor.
Yamane, Hisako,, actor.
Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997., actor.
Uno, Jūkichi, 1914-1988, actor.
Sugai, Ichiro, actor.
Shindō, Eitarō, actor. 1899-1977
Shimizu, Masao,, actor.
Katō, Daisuke, 1911-1975, actor.
Yanagi, Eijirō,, actor.
Ichikawa, Haruyo, actor.
Sawamura, Sadako, 1908-1996, actor.
Shiganoya, Benkei, actor.
Yoshii, Isamu,, screenwriter.
Hirano, Yoshimi, director of photography.
Saitō, Ichirō, 1909-1979, musical director.
Mizutani, Hiroshi,, production designer.
Ihara, Saikaku, 1642-1693. Kōshoku ichidaionna.
Andrew, Dudley, 1945- commentator.
Kajiyama, Koko, filmmaker.
Perez, Gilberto, 1943- writer of added text.
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.
Kabushiki Kaisha Shin Tōhō.
Koi Purodakushon.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note English title on container: Life of Oharu
ISBN 9781604657395
1604657391
Standard No. 715515107419
Music No. CC2276D The Criterion Collection

 
    
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