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Uniform Title Kagemusha (Motion picture)
影武者 (Motion picture)
Title Kagemusha [videorecording] / Tōhō Eiga, Kurosawa Purodakushon teikei sakuhin ; purodyūsā Kurosawa Akira, Tanaka Tomoyuki ; shinario Kurosawa Akira, Ide Masato ; kantoku Kurosawa Akira.
影武者 / 東宝映画, 黒沢プロダクション提携作品 ; プロデューサー 黒澤明, 田中友幸 ; シナリオ 黒澤明, 井出雅人 ; 監督 黒澤明.

Publication Info. [United States] : Criterion, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Ja KAG    DUE 10-03-20
 PAS Central Library DVD    KAG    Lost and Paid
Edition Special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (45 pages ; 19 cm)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical surround Dolby Digital rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Series Criterion collection ; 267
Criterion collection ; 267.
Language In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Cast Nakadai Tatsuya, Yamazaki Tsutomu, Hagiwara Ken'ichi, Nezu Jinpachi, Ōtaki Shūji.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
System Details DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen; Dolby Digital discrete surround, stereo. ; dual layer ; new, restored high-definitition digital transfer.
Summary Reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a soaring historical epic about a peasant impersonating a nobleman in battle. Kagemusha is presented in its original 180 min. uncut Japanese version, not the shortened "international version" presented by 20th Century Fox.
Credits Music, Ikebe Shin'ichiro ; cinematography, Saitō Takao, Ueda Masaharu, Screenplay, Kurosawa Akira, Ide Masato.
Note Special features: [disc 1] new, restored high-definition digital transfer enhanced for widescreen televisions; audio commentary by Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince, author of The Warrior's Camera: the Cinema of Akira Kurosawa; includes U.S. trailer, Japanese teaser and Japanese trailer; [disc 2] Lucas, Coppola, and Kurosawa (19 min., 2005 ; interview with Lucas and Coppola) ; 41 min. documentary on Kagemusha (part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It is Wonderful to Create) ; Image: Kurosawa's Continuity (43 min. video by Masayuki Yui that reconstructs Kagemusha through Kurosawa's paintings and sketches) ; Suntory commercials made on set ; storyboards. Booklet featuring new essay by Japanese culture expert Peter Grilli, an interview by Japanese film expert Tony Rayns, and biographical sketches by Japanese film historian Donald Richie.
Contents Disc 1. Kagemusha -- disc 2. Supplements.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Subject Samurai -- Japan -- Drama.
Daimyo -- Japan -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Historical films.
War films.
Fiction films.
Added Author Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998, film producer, film director, screenwriter.
黒澤明, 1910-1998.
Tanaka, Tomoyuki, 1910-1997, film producer.
田中友幸, 1910-1997.
Ide, Masato, 1920-1989, screenwriter.
井出雅人, 1920-
Saitō, Takao, 1920- director of photography.
Ueda, Shōji, 1938- director of photography.
Ikebe, Shin'ichirō, composer (expression)
Nakadai, Tatsuya, 1932- actor.
仲代達也, 1932-
Yamazaki, Tsutomu, 1936- actor.
山崎努, 1936-
Hagiwara, Kenʻichi, 1950- actor.
萩原健一, 1950-
Nezu, Jinpachi, 1947-2016, actor.
根津甚八, 1947-
Ōtaki, Shūji.
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.
Kurosawa Purodakushon.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title on container: Kagemusha (the shadow warrior)
Added Title Shadow warrior
ISBN 1559409541
Standard No. 715515015622
Music No. CC1606D Criterion

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