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Uniform Title Ai no korīda (Motion picture)
愛のコリーダ (Motion picture)
Title Dans l'empire des sens [videorecording] = In the realm of the senses / Janus Films ; Argos films ; Anatole Dauman présente ; film écrit et réalisé par [written and directed by] Nagisa Oshima ; une coproduction, Argos Films (Paris), Oceanic (Paris), Oshima Productions (Tokyo) ; directeur de production, Koji Wakamatsu.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2009.
Publication Info. ©2009.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    INT    DUE 12-30-19
Description 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.)
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Motion picture
Series The Criterion Collection ; 466
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 466.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation, preserving the aspect ratio, 1.66:1, of original theatrical presentation, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer of complete uncensored version.
Language In Japanese with optional subtitles in English.
Cast Eiko Matsuda, Tatsuya Fuji.
松田英子, 藤竜也.
Credits Caméra, Ito Hideo ; montage [editing], Keiichi Uraoka, Patrick Sauvion ; musique originale, Minoru Miki ; decors, accessoires et costumes, Jusho Toda, Shigenori Shimoishizaka, Dai Arakawa, Masahiro Kato.
Caméra, 伊東英男; music, 三木稔 ; art, 戶田重昌.
Note Originally produced as a Japanese-French co-production in 1976.
Audience MPAA Rating: X (original 1976 rating), NC-17 (re-rated in 1991).
Summary The story is based on the tabloid sensation of 1936, the fatal love affair of Sada Abe, a former geisha turned maid, and Kichizo Yoshida, the owner of the Tokyo ryotei (Japanese-style restaurant) at which she worked. Abandoning his wife and his business, Kichizo gives himself up to two weeks of dissipation with Sada at a nearby inn, which climaxes in sadomasochistic love games--and his strangulation and mutilation. Kichizo is tired of life, of the militarism that has everywhere suppressed Eros in favor of Thanatos, and he and Sada are escaping, protesting, testing physical and psychological limits, while resisting a social order that condemns their actions and their very being.
Contents Sada -- Old customer -- Master of the house -- First time -- "Unusual woman" -- Vision with razor -- Arrival at the inn -- Wedding ceremony -- "Acute sensitivity" -- "It knows you want it" -- Manager pays a visit -- Sada sees her patron -- "Slap me" -- Sustenance -- Child's play -- Kichi sees his wife -- Homecoming with knife -- "Choke me" -- Perverts -- Outside world -- "Strangle me" -- Approaching death -- Permission -- "Together forever" -- Color bars.
Note Special features: Commentary [optional audio feature]; Oshima and his actors [featurette] (6 min.); "In the Realm of the Senses" : Tatsuya Fuji [featurette] (17 min.); "In the Realm of the Senses" : Recalling the film [featurette] (39 min.); Deleted footage [featurette] (12 min.); U.S. trailer (2 min.); booklet includes the essay "Some Notes on Oshima and Pornography" by Donald Richie and "Nagisa Oshima on 'In the Realm of the Senses'" an interview by Katsue Tomiyama, translated by Ted Goossen.
Subject Abe, Sada, 1905- -- Drama.
阿部定, 1905- -- Drama.
Sex -- Japan -- Drama.
Prostitutes -- Japan -- Drama.
Sadomasochism -- Japan -- Drama.
Women murderers -- Japan -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Japan -- Drama.
Tokyo (Japan) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Erotic films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Dauman, Anatole, 1925-1998. Producer.
Ōshima, Nagisa, 1932-2013. Director. Screenwriter. Interviewee.
大島渚, 1932- Director. Author of introduction, etc.. Interviewee.
Wakamatsu, Kōji, 1936-2012.
若松孝二, 1936-
Matsuda, Eiko, 1947- Actor. Interviewee.
松田英子, 1947- Actor. Interviewee.
Fuji, Tatsuya, 1941- Actor. Interviewee.
藤竜也, 1941- Actor. Interviewee.
Itō, Hideo. Cinematographer.
伊東英男. Cinematographer.
Miki, Minoru, 1930-2011.
三木稔, 1930-
Janus Films.
Argos Films.
Oceanic (Firm)
Ōshima Nagisa Purodakushon.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title In the realm of the senses
ISBN 1604651458
Standard No. 715515045018
Music No. CC1806D Criterion Collection

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