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Title Twenty-four eyes [videorecording] / Shochiku Co. ; Janus Films ; a Keisuke Kinoshita film ; written and directed by Keisuke Kinoshita ; produced by Ryotaro Kuwata.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    TWE    Available
Edition Special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 156 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Series The criterion collection ; 442
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 442.
Note Based on the novel by Sakae Tsuboi.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
"New, restored high-definition digital transfer ... New and improved English subtitle translation"--Container.
Features: New video interview with Japanese cinema historian and critic Tadao Sato about the film and its director ; theatrical teasers ; a booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Audie Bock and an excerpt from a 1955 interview with Kinoshita.
Credits Director of photography, Hiroyuki Kusuda ; editor, Yoshi Sugiwara ; music, Chuji Kinoshita ; art direction, Kimihiko Nakamura.
Cast Hideko Takamine, Shizue Natsukawa, Chishu Ryu, Kumeko Urabe, Hideyo (Eisei) Amamoto.
Summary An elegant, emotional chronicle of a teacher's unwavering commitment to her students, her profession, and her sense of morality. It takes a simultaneously sober and sentimental look at the epic themes of aging, war, and death.
System Details DVD ; NTSC ; Dobly digital monaural ; 1.33:1 aspect ratio, fullscreen.
Language Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Subject Primary school teachers -- Japan -- Drama.
War widows -- Drama.
Women teachers -- Drama.
Teacher-student relationships -- Drama.
Education -- Political aspects -- Drama.
Inland Sea (Japan) -- Drama.
Japan -- Social conditions -- 1926- -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films
Foreign films -- Japan.
Feature films.
Melodrama -- Feature.
Added Author Kinoshita, Keisuke, 1912-1998.
Kuwata, Ryotaro.
Takamine, Hideko, 1924-2010-
Natsukawa, Shizue, 1909-
Ryū, Chishū, 1904-1993.
Urabe, Kumeko, 1902-1989.
Amamoto, Eisei, 1926-2003.
Tsuboi, Sakae, 1900-1967. Nijūshi no hitomi.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha.
Janus Films.
Note Japanese title: Nijushi no hitomi
ISBN 1604650575
Standard No. 715515031325
Music No. CC1763D The Criterion Collection

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