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Title Chūshingura [(DVD) videorecording] / produced by Toho Co., Ltd.

Edition Widescreen edition.
Publication Info. Chatsworth, CA : Distributed exclusively by Image Entertainment, [2002]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE CHU    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (207 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital mono.; widescreen (Tohoscope) aspect ratio 2.35:1.
Language In Japanese with English subtitles.
Note Based on the Kabuki play-cycle: Kanakehon Chushingura / by Izumo Takeda, Shoraku Miyoshi, and Senryu Namiki.
Originally produced as a motion picture in Japan in 1962.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Cast Koshiro Matsumoto, Yuzo Kayama, Yoko Tsukasa, Chusha Ichikawa, Toshiro Mifune.
Credits Produced by Sanezumi Fujimoto, Tomoyuki Tanaka & Hiroshi Inagaki ; screenplay by Toshio Yasumi ; directed by Hiroshi Inagaki ; photography, Kazuo Yamada ; art direction, Kisaku Ito ; music, Akira Ifukube.
Audience Not rated.
Summary Their lord having been tricked into committing suicide by a corrupt elder court official, a group of 47 samurai who have been forced to become ronin nurse their anger and outrage, each becoming the personification of the samurai spirit, until the time is right to avenge their dead lord's honor.
Subject Forty-seven Rōnin -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Japan -- History -- Akō Vendetta, 1703 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Samurai -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Honor -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Vendetta -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Samurai films.
Feature films.
Added Author Fujimoto, Masumi, 1910-1979.
Mihashi, Tatsuya, 1923-2004.
Tanaka, Tomoyuki, 1910-1997.
Inagaki, Hiroshi, 1905-1980.
Yasumi, Toshio, 1903-1991.
Matsumoto, Hakuō, Shodai, 1910-1982.
Kayama, Yūzō, 1937-
Ichikawa, Chūsha, 1896-1971.
Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997.
Ifukube, Akira, 1914-2006.
Miyoshi, Shōraku, 1696?-1772?
Namiki, Senryū, 1695-1751.
Takeda, Izumo, 1691-1756. Kana-dehon Chūshingura.
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.
Image Entertainment (Firm)
Note Subtitle on container: Loyal 47 retainers
Also known as: Loyal 47 samurai
Standard No. 014381989526
Music No. ID9895TCDVD Image Entertainment
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