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Title Sanshō dayū [videorecording] / Daiei Kabushiki Kaisha ; kantoku Mizoguchi Kenji.
山椒大夫 [videorecording] / 大映株式会社 ; 監督 溝口健二.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2007].


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Ja SAN    Available
Description 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (77 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Series Criterion collection ; 386
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 386.
Note Originally released as a motion picture by Daiei Motion Picture Company in 1954.
Also known as: The Bailiff; The Superintendant Sansho.
Story based on "Sanshō dayū" by Mori Ōgai.
Story based on "山椒大夫" by 森鷗外.
Special features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary by Japanese literature professor Jeffrey Angles; new video interviews with critic Tadao Sato, assistant director Tokugo Tanaka, and legendary actress Kyoko Kagawa on the making of the film and its lasting importance; a book featuring a new essay by scholar Mark Le Fanu; the story on which the film was based, Mori Ogai's "Sansho dayu," from 1915, in an acclaimed translation by J. Thomas Rimer; a written form of an oral variation of the same tale, dating back to the fifteenth century, in a rare English translation.
Credits Kantoku: Mizoguchi Kenji, kyakuhon: Yahiro Fuji, Yorita Yoshikata, satsuei: Miyagawa Kazuo, ongaku: Hayasaka Fumio.
監督: 溝口健二, 脚本: 八尋不二, 依田義賢, 撮影: 宮川一夫, 音楽: 早坂文雄.
Cast Tanaka Kinuyo, Kagawa Kyōko, Hanayanagi Yoshiaki, Shindō Eitarō.
田中絹代, 香川京子, 花柳喜章, 進藤英太郎.
Summary When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to fend for themselves and eventually wrenched apart by vicious slave drivers.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono.
Language Japanese dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Exile (Punishment) -- Japan -- Drama.
Slave traders -- Japan -- Drama.
Japan -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodrama.
Motion pictures, Japanes.
Added Author Mizoguchi, Kenji, 1898-1956.
溝口健二, 1898-1956.
Tanaka, Kinuyo, 1909-1977.
田中絹代, 1909-1977.
Kagawa, Kyōko.
Hanayanagi, Yoshiaki.
Shindō, Eitarō. 1899-1977
Mori, Ōgai, 1862-1922. Sanshō-Dayū.
森鷗外, 1862-1922. 山椒大夫.
Daiē, Kabushiki Kaisha.
Note English title on disc: Sansho the Bailiff
Added Title Bailiff
Superintendant Sansho
ISBN 1934121479
Standard No. 715515023627

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