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Title Pigs, pimps, & prostitutes [videorecording] : 3 films by Shohei Imamura / a Nikkatsu production.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.?] : Criterion Collection, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Ja PIG    DUE 03-01-21 Billed
Edition Special ed.
Description 3 videodiscs (ca. 6 hr., 24 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion collection ; 471
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 471.
Note Collective title from container.
Pigs and battleships originally released as a motion picture in 1961. The insect woman originally released as a motion picture in 1963. Intentions of murder originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Special features: new, restored high definition digital transfers; conversations between Shohei Imamura and critic Tadao Sato about The insect woman and Intentions of murder; "Imamura : the freethinker," a 1995 episode of the French television series Cinéma de notre temps; interviews with critic and historian Tony Rayns; new and improved English subtitle translations; booklets with essays by Audie Bock, Dennis Lim, and James Quandt.
Contents [disc 1] Buta to gunkan = Pigs and battleships -- [disc 2] Nippon konchuki = The insect woman -- [disc 3] Akai satsui = Intentions of murder.
Credits Pigs and battleships: produced by Kano Otsuka ; screenplay by Hisashi Yamanouchi ; cinematography by Shinsaku Himeda ; music by Toshiro Mayuzumi.
The insect woman: produced by Kano Otsuka and Jiro Tomoda ; screenplay by Keiji Hasebe and Shohei Imamura ; director of photography, Shinsaku Himeda ; directed by Shohei Imamura.
Intentions of murder: produced by Masayuki Takagi and Jiro Tomoda ; original story by Shinji Fujiwara ; screenplay by Keiji Hasebe and Shohei Imamura ; cinematography by Shinsaku Himeda ; music by Toshiro Mayuzumi ; edited by Mutsuo Tanji ; directed by Shohei Imamura.
Cast Pigs and battleships: Hiroyuki Nagato, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Yoko Minamida, Shiro Osaka.
The insect woman: Seizaburo Kawazu, Kazuo Kitamura, Tanie Kitabayashi, Teruko Kishii, Emiko Aizawa, Sumie Sasaki, Hiroyuki Nagato.
Intentions of murder: Masumi Harukawa, Ko Nishimura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi.
Summary Pigs and battleships: Portrays postwar Japan through the power struggles between small-time gangsters in the port town of Yokosuka, where there are American soldiers based.
The insect woman: Portrays 45 years in the life of a woman, from her country childhood through the years as a ruthless Tokyo madam and back to her native village.
Intentions of murder: Sadako is a typical Imamura heroine: one who revels in the pleasures of food, labor, sex, and self-preservation. Carrying the burden of her status as a lowly, poor, prostitute-birthed commoner wife, Sadako is subjected to an escalating series of belittlement both at home and in society.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Japanese dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Crime -- Japan -- Yokosuka-shi -- Drama.
Americans -- Japan -- Yokosuka-shi -- Drama.
Women -- Japan -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Drama.
Prostitution -- Japan -- Drama.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Added Author Imamura, Shōhei, 1926-2006. Screenwriter. Director.
Nagato, Hiroyuki, 1934-2011. Actor.
Yoshimura, Jitsuko, 1943- Actor.
Minamida, Yōko, 1933-2009. Actor.
Ōsaka, Shirō. Actor.
Kawazu, Seizaburo. Actor.
Kitamura, Kazuo, 1927-2007. Actor.
Kitabayashi, Tanie, 1911-2010- Actor.
Kishi, Teruko. Actor.
Aizawa, Keiko. Actor.
Aizawa, Emiko. Actor.
Sasaki, Sumie, 1928- Actor.
Harukawa, Masumi, 1935- Actor.
Nishimura, Kō. Actor.
Tsuyuguchi, Shigeru. Actor.
Ōtsuka, Kano. Producer.
Yamanouchi, Hisashi, 1925- Screenwriter.
Himeda, Shinsaku, 1916-1997. Cinematographer.
Mayuzumi, Toshirō, 1929-1997. Musician.
Tomoda, Jirō. Producer.
Hasebe, Keiji. Screenwriter.
Takagi, Masayuki, 1906-1978. Producer.
Fujiwara, Shinji, 1921-1984 Akai satsui.
Nikkatsu Kabushiki Kaisha.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Pigs, pimps, and prostitutes
3 films by Shohei Imamura
Three films by Shohei Imamura
Pigs and battleships
Insect woman
Intentions of murder
Buta to gunkan.
Nippon konchuki.
Akai satsui.
ISBN 9781604651553 set
1604651555 set
9781604651546 Intentions of murder
1604651547 Intentions of murder
9781604651539 The insect woman
1604651539 The insect woman
9781604651522 Pigs and battleships
1604651520 Pigs and battleships
Standard No. 715515046015
Music No. CC1810D Criterion Collection
CC1811D Criterion Collection (Pigs and battleships)
CC1812D Criterion Collection (The insect woman)
CC1813D Criterion Collection (Intentions of murder)

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