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Title Kōshikei [videorecording] / Sōzōsha, Nihon Āto Shiatā Girudo teikei sakuhin ; seisaku, Nakajima Masayuki, Yamaguchi Takuji, Ōshima Nagisa ; kyakuhon, Tamura Tsutomu ; kantoku, Ōshima Nagisa.
絞死刑 / 創造社, 日本アートシアターギルド 提携作品 ; 制作, 中島正幸, 山口卓治, 大島渚 ; 脚本, 田村孟 ; 監督, 大島渚.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    DEA    Available
Edition DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical rda
digital optical monaural Dolby digital rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Series Criterion collection ; 798
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 798.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
Language In Japanese, with optional subtitles in English.
Cast Kei Sato, Fumio Watanabe, Hosei Komatsu, Rokko Toura, Toshiro Ishido, Masao Adachi, Masao Matsuda, Akiko Koyama, Yung-Do Yun.
Credits Cinematography by Yasuhiro Yoshioka ; production design by Jusho Toda ; music by Hikaru Hayashi ; edited by Sueko Shiraishi.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968.
Widescreen (1.85:1).
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary A Korean man is sentenced to death in Japan but survives his execution, sending the authorities into a panic about what to do next. At once disturbing and oddly amusing, Oshima's constantly surprising film is a subversive and surreal indictment of both capital punishment and the treatment of Korean immigrants in his country.
Note Special features: Diary of Yunbogi (Nagisa Oshima's 1965 experiemental short documentary); Tony Rayns (new interview with the Asian-film critic who discusses Death by Hanging and its continued social relevance); Trailer. Insert features an essay by critic Howard Hampton and a 1968 director's statement by Oshima.
Subject Capital punishment -- Japan -- Drama.
Hanging -- Japan -- Drama.
Koreans -- Japan -- Drama.
Foreign films -- Japan.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Fiction films.
Dark comedy films.
Comedy films.
Crime films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Ōshima, Nagisa, 1932-2013, film producer, screenwriter, film director.
大島渚, 1932-2013, film producer, screenwriter, film director.
Nakajima, Masayuki, film producer.
中島正幸, film producer.
Yamaguchi, Takuji, film producer.
山口卓治, film producer.
Tamura, Tsutomu, 1933-1997, screenwriter.
田村孟, 1933-1997, screenwriter.
Sasaki, Mamoru, 1936-2006, screenwriter.
佐々木守, 1936-2006, screenwriter.
Fukao, Michinori, screenwriter.
Satō, Kei, 1928-2010, actor.
佐藤慶, 1928-2010, actor.
Watanabe, Fumio, 1929-2004, actor.
渡辺やよい, 1929-2004, actor.
Komatsu, Hōsei, actor.
小松方正, actor.
Toura, Mutsuhiro, actor.
Ishidō, Toshirō, 1932-2011, actor.
石堂淑朗, 1932-2011, actor.
Adachi, Masao, 1939- actor.
足立正生, 1939- actor.
Matsuda, Masao, 1933- actor.
松田政男, 1933- actor.
Koyama, Akiko, actor.
小山明子, actor.
Yun, Yung-do, 1943- actor.
尹隆道, 1943- actor.
Yoshioka, Yasuhiro, 1934- director of photography.
吉岡康弘, 1934- director of photography.
Toda, Shigemasa, 1928-1987, production designer.
Hayashi, Hikaru, 1931-2012, composer (expression)
林光, 1931-2012, composer (expression)
Shiraishi, Sueko, editor of moving image work.
Rayns, Tony, interviewee (expression)
Hampton, Howard, 1958- writer of supplementary textual content.
Sōzōsha, production company.
創造社, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
日本アート。シアター。ギルド, production company.
Note English title: Death by hanging
Added Title Container of (work): Diary of Yunbogi (Motion picture)
ISBN 9781681431086
Standard No. 715515167918
Music No. CC2583D The Criterion Collection

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