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Title Shinjū ten no Amijima [videorecording] = Double suicide / [presented by] Janus Films ; Hyōgensha, Nihon Āto Shiatā Girudo ; seisaku Shinoda Masahiro ; gensaku Chikamatsu Monzaemon ; kyakushoku Tomioka Taeko, Takemitsu Tōru, Shinoda Masahiro ; kantoku Shinoda Masahiro.
心中天網島 [videorecording] = Double suicide / [presented by] Janus Films ; 表現社, 日本アートシアターキ<U+3099>ルト<U+3099> ; 製作 篠田正浩 ; 原作 近松門左衛門 ; 脚色 富岡多恵子, 武満徹, 篠田正浩 ; 監督 篠田正浩.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2000]


Description 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 104
Classic collection
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 104.
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Note Based on: Shinjū ten no Amijima / Chikamatsu Monzaemon.
Based on: 心中天網島 / 近松門左衛門.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1969.
Credits Director of photography, Narushima Tōichirō ; music, Takemitsu Tōru.
Director of photography, 成島東一郎 ; music, 武満徹.
Cast Nakamura Kichiemon, Iwashita Shima, Takita Yūsuke, Komatsu Hōsei, Fujiwara Kamatari.
中村吉右衛門, 岩下志麻, 滝田裕介, 小松方正, 藤原釜足.
Summary In this stylized dramatization of the puppet theater play, Jihei abandons business, family and self respect for a passionate love affair with a geisha whose freedom he cannot afford. As the world closes in upon him, he finds his only course of action to be death together with the lover he is unable to obtain in life.
System Details DVD; 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Language Japanese language soundtrack (mono) with optional English subtitles.
Subject Chikamatsu, Monzaemon, 1653-1725 -- Film adaptations.
近松文左衛門, 1653-1725 -- Film adaptations.
Suicide -- Japan -- Drama.
Geishas -- Japan -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Japan -- Drama.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Feature films -- Japan.
Historical films.
Fiction films.
Criterion collection
Added Author Shinoda, Masahiro, 1931-
篠田正浩, 1931-
Tomioka, Taeko.
Takemitsu, Tōru.
Nakamura, Kichiemon, 1944-
中村吉右衛門, 1944-
Iwashita, Shima, 1941-
岩下志麻, 1941-
Chikamatsu, Monzaemon, 1653-1725. Shinjū ten no Amijima.
近松門左衛門, 1653-1725. 心中天網島.
Janus Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Double suicide
ISBN 0780023293
Standard No. 037429149621
Music No. DOU040 Criterion Collection

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