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Sanshô Dayû : Sansho The Bailiff (2007)


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Published: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Chatsworth, Calif. : Criterion Collection ; Image Entertainment [distributor, 2007]
Series: Criterion collection
Description:  1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 1934121479, 9781934121474, 6311041537 :,
Language:  Japanese

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Originally released as a motion picture in 1954

Special features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary by Japanese literature professor Jeffrey Angles; new video interviews with critic Tadao Sato, assistant director Tokugo Tanaka, and legendary actress Kyoko Kagawa on the making of the film and its lasting importance; a book featuring a new essay by scholar Mark Le Fanu; the story on which the film was based, Mori Ogai's "Sansho dayu," from 1915, in an acclaimed translation by J. Thomas Rimer; a written form of an oral variation of the same tale, dating back to the fifteenth century, in a rare English translation

Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayaki, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô

When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to fend for themselves and eventually wrenched apart by vicious slave drivers

Not rated

DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono., dual-layer, DVD-9

Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles

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Additional Credits:
Nagata, Masaichi, 1906-1985
Yahiro, Fuji, 1904-
Yoda, Yoshikata, 1909-
Mizoquchi, Kenji
Tanaka, Kinuyo, 1909-1977
Hanayaki, Yoshiaki
Kagawa, Kyōko
Shindo, Eitaro
Daiei Terebi
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Image Entertainment (Firm)

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