Seppuku [Blu-ray]
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Seppuku [Blu-ray]

By Kobayashi, Masaki, 1916-1996, director.
Hosoya, Tatsuo, producer.

Genre Feature films.

Published [2011] by Criterion Collection, [New York]

UPC 715515087513

Bib Id 2441113

Edition Blu-ray special ed.

Description 1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (31 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm).

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Leader
04346cgm a2200925Ia 4500
ISBN
9781604654882 : $30.00
UPC
715515087513
Publisher Number
CC2063BD
Language
jpn
Call #
JPN Blu-ray S
Title
Seppuku [Blu-ray]
Varying Form of Title
Title on container: Harakiri
Hara kiri
Edition
Blu-ray special ed.
Publication Information
by Criterion Collection, [New York] :
Description
1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (31 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm).
Note
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.
Creation/Production Credits
Cinematography, Miyajima Yoshio ; editor, Hisashi Sagara ; music, Takemitsu Tōru.
Cast
Nakadai Tatsuya, Ishihama Akira, Iwashita Shima, Mikuni Rentarō, Tetsurō Tamba.
Summary
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.
System Details
Blu-ray; region A; mono.; 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
Language Note
Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Awards
Cannes Film Festival, Special Jury Prize.
Genre/Form
Feature films.
Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Samurai films.
Samurai films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films

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