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Varying Form of Title
Title on container: Harakiri
Blu-ray special ed.
by Criterion Collection, [New York] :
1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (31 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm).
Based on the novel by Takiguchi Yasuhiko.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1962.
Booklet includes Harakiri : Kobayashi and history / by Joan Mellen -- Interview with Masaki Kobayashi conducted by Joan Mellen in 1972.
Special features: video introduction by Japanese film historian Donald Richie; excerpt from a rare Directors Guild of Japan video interview with director Masaki Kobayashi, moderated by filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda; original theatrical trailer; interviews with star Tatsuya Nakadai and screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto.
Cinematography, Miyajima Yoshio ; editor, Hisashi Sagara ; music, Takemitsu Tōru.
Nakadai Tatsuya, Ishihama Akira, Iwashita Shima, Mikuni Rentarō, Tetsurō Tamba.
After an unemployed samurai is forced to commit harakiri before a feudal lord, his father-in-law returns to the scene, seemingly to play out the same agonizing suicide ritual.
Blu-ray; region A; mono.; 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Cannes Film Festival, Special Jury Prize.