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Title Ugetsu [videorecording] / Daiei Film Production, Ltd. ; a Kenji Mizoguchi film ; producer, Masaichi Nagata ; screenplay, Matsutaro Kawaguchi, Yoshikata Yoda ; director, Kenji Mizoguchi.
雨月物語 / 大映株式會社製作 ; 製作永田雅一 ; 上田秋成作 ; 脚本川口松太郎, 依田義賢 ; 監督溝口健二. ある映画監督の生涯 : 私家版 / 近代映画協会 ; 製作・監督新藤兼人.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Criterion Collection, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    UGE    Available
Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (97 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (12 panels : illustrations ; 19 cm)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical mono Dolby Digital 1.0 rda
full screen (1.37:1) 24 fps rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Series Criterion collection ; 309
Criterion collection ; 309.
System Details DVD, NTSC region 1, full screen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
Language In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Cast Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Kinuyo Tanaka, Sakae Ozawa, Mitsuko Mito.
雨月物語: 京マチ子, 水戶光子, 田中絹代, 森雅之, 小澤榮.
Credits Director of photography, Kazuo Miyagawa ; editor, Mitsuzo Miyata ; composer, Fumio Hayasaka.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1953.
Based on "Tales of Moonlight and Rain" by Akinari Ueda.
Full screen (1.37:1).
Audience Not rated.
Summary "By the time he made Ugetsu, Kenji Mizoguchi was already an elder statesman of Japanese cinema, fiercely revered by Akira Kurosawa and other younger directors of a younger generation. And with this exquisite ghost story, a fatalistic wartime tragedy derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, he created a touchstone of his art, his long takes and sweeping camera guiding the viewer through a delirious narrative about two villagers whose pursuit of fame and fortune leads them far astray from their loyal wives. Moving between the terrestrial and the otherworldly, Ugetsu reveals essential truths about the ravages of war, the plight of women, and the pride of men"--Container.
Note Special features: New 4K digital restoration; Audio commentary by critic, filmmaker, and festival programmer Tony Rayns; Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director, a 1975 documentary by Kaneto Shindo; Two Worlds Intertwined, a 2005 appreciation of Ugetsu by Masahiro Shinoda; Process and Production, a 2005 interview with Tokuzo Tanaka, first assistant director on Ugetsu; Interview from 1992 with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa; Trailers. Container insert includes the essay "From the Other Shore" by film critic Phillip Lopate.
Subject Marriage -- Japan -- Drama.
Ambition -- Drama.
Samurai -- Japan -- Drama.
Japan -- History -- 16th century -- Drama.
Ghost plays.
Ueda, Akinari, 1734-1809 -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Historical films.
War films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Fantasy films.
Film adaptations.
Added Author Mizoguchi, Kenji, 1898-1956, film director.
溝口健二, 1898-1956, film director.
Nagata, Masaichi, 1906-1985, film producer.
永田雅一, 1906-1985, film producer.
Kawaguchi, Matsutarō, 1899-1985, screenwriter.
川口松太郎, 1899-1985, screenwriter.
Yoda, Yoshikata, 1909-1991, screenwriter.
Kyō, Machiko, 1924- actor.
京マチ子, 1924- actor.
Tanaka, Kinuyo, 1909-1977, actor.
田中絹代, 1909-1977, actor.
Mori, Masayuki, 1911-1973, actor.
森雅之, 1911-1973, actor.
Ozawa, Sakae, actor.
小澤榮, actor.
Mito, Mitsuko, actor.
水戶光子, actor.
Miyagawa, Kazuo, 1908-1999, director of photography.
Hayasaka, Fumio, 1914-1955, composer (expression)
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Ueda, Akinari, 1734-1809. Ugetsu monogatari.
Daiei Kabushiki Kaisha (1945-1971), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Janus Films.
Added Title Container of (work): Ugetsu monogatari (Motion picture)
ISBN 9781681432755
Standard No. 715515194617
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Music No. CC2738D The Criterion Collection

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