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Gate of flesh [DVD] = Nikutai no mon
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Nikutai no mon
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 leaflet
Folded sheet in DVD case.
From the novel by Taijiro Tamura.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Special features : Exclusive new video interview with director Seijun Suzuki and production designer Takeo Kimura, Stills gallery of rare archival production photos and art, Theatrical trailer, New essay by noted Asian-cinema critic Chuck Stephens (folded sheet).
Restrictions on Access
Classroom use may be subject to licensing restrictions.
Cinematography, Shigeyoshi Mine ; music, Naozumi Yamamoto ; editing, Akira Suzuki.
Joe Shishido, Yumiko Nogawa, Satoko Kasai, Koji Wada, Tomiko Ishii, Kayo Matsuo, Misako Tominaga, Keisuke Noro, Chico Rolando.
During the early days of the American occupation of Japan, four Tokyo prostitutes live and work in the basement of a bombed-out building, governing themselves with a strict code of honor. Anyone who breaks the rules, especially the rule against sex without pay, is tortured and banished. The women's solidarity breaks down when they shelter a wounded balck marketeer, whom each wants to claim for herself.
In Japanese with English subtitles.