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Title Dodes' ka-den [videorecording] / Toho Company ; Yonki no Kai, Tōhō ; coproduced by Yonki no Kai and the Toho Co. ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni and Shinobu Hashimoto ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Imprint [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library DVD    Ja DOD    Available
Edition Special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (23 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series Criterion Collection ; 465
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 465.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1970.
Based on: Kisetsu no nai machi / Yamamoto Shūgorō.
Special features: Akira Kurosawa : It Is Wonderful to Create, a 36-minute documentary; theatrical trailer; a booklet featuring a new essay by film historian Stephen Prince and a new interview with Nogami.
Credits Cinematography, Takao Saitō, Yasumichi Fukuzawa ; art direction, Yōshirō Muraki, Shinobu Muraki ; music, Tōru Takemitsu.
Cast Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Toshiyuki Tonomura, Shinsuke Minami, Yūko Kusunoki, Junzaburō Ban.
Summary "Follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Yet as desperate as their circumstances are, each of them-- the homeless father and son envisioning their dream house, the young woman abused by her uncle, the boy who imagines himself as a trolley conductor-- finds reasons to carry on"--Container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Japanese dialogue with English subtitles.
Subject Slums -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Drama.
Poor -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Drama.
Tokyo (Japan) -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Genre/Form Motion pictures, Japanese.
Added Author Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998
Oguni, Hideo, 1904-1996.
Hashimoto, Shinobu, 1918-
Matsue, Yōichi
Zushi, Yoshitaka
Sugai, Kin, 1926-
Yamamoto, Shūgorō, 1903-1967. Kisetsu no nai machi.
Tōhō Eiga, Kabushiki Kaisha
Yonki-no-Kai, Inc.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title on container: Akira Kurosawa's Dodes'ka-den
ISBN 9781604651270
Standard No. 715515042918
Music No. CC1800D Criterion Collection

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