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Title The dragon painter [(DVD) videorecording] / Milestone Film & Video ; a preservation and restoration project of The National Center for Film and Video Preservation at The American Film Institute, in conjunction with The International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House and the Museum of Modern Art.

Edition Standard format (4:3).
Publication Info. Harrington Park, N.J. : Milestone Film & Video, [2008]
Distributed by New Yorker Video.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE DRA    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (53 min.) : sound, black and white, tinted ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Milestone cinematheque.
System Details DVD, region 1; NTSC.
Language Silent, with English subtitles.
Performer Cast for The dragon painter: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Edward Piel, Toyo Fujita.
Cast for The wrath of the gods or the destruction of Sakura-Jima: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Frank Borzage.
Cast for Screen snapshots: Sessue Hayakawa, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Charles Murray.
Note Based on the novel : The dragon painter / by Mary McNeil Fenollosa.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1919.
"Cinema's first Asian-American masterpiece" -- Container.
Special features: Gallery of illustrations from original novel; stills gallery of Herbert G. Ponting's photos of turn-of-the century Japan; stills gallery of archival photos and correspondence notes of Hayakawa and Aoki; gallery of promotional materials from the original production; "The dragon painter" press kit PDF (18 pages); "Hollywood's first Asian cycle" essay by film historian Brian Taves PDF (12 pages); "How to build a volcano" PDF (3 pages); "The dragon painter" novel PDF (206 pages); "The wrath of the gods" original script PDF (50 pages).
Contents The dragon painter / Haworth Pictures Corporation presents ; directed by William Worthington ; camera, Frank D. Williams ; scenario by Richard Schayer ; composer, Mark Izu ; [produced by Sessue Hayakawa] --
The wrath of the gods or the destruction of Sakura-Jima (1914) / scenario by Thomas H. Ince and William Clifford ; produced by Thomas H. Ince ; directed by Reginald Barker ; special effects by Raymond B. West ; a film of the George Eastman House Motion Picture Study Collection ; musical score composed by Marco Lienhard (60 min.) --
Screen snapshots issue no. 20 (1921) / produced by Jack Cohn and Louis Lewyn (3 min.).
Summary Restoration of "The dragon painter", full-length 1919 feature in which Hayakawa plays Tatsu, a wild youth living in the mountain forests of Japan, spending all his time painting. Although Tatsu creates beautiful art, local villagers believe that he is insane, as he claims that he has a beloved princess fiancée who has been turned into a dragon. When an renowned-but-aging artist hears of the young hermit's talent , Tatsu is brought to civilization with the hope that he will both become the student of the old artist and marry the elderly man's daughter to continue the family lineage and traditions.
Restoration of "The wrath of the gods or the destruction of Sakura-Jima", Thomas Ince's full-length 1914 feature film as a restored tinted print featuring Hayakawa as the patriarch of a family carrying a curse.
"Screen snapshots," a 1921 comedy short teaming Hayakawa with silver screen legend "Fatty" Arbuckle, as a pair of fresh army recruits and their drill seargent, played by Charles Murray.
Terms Of Use "For private home viewing only" --- Disc.
Subject Recluses -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Painters -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Romanticism in art -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- 1868-1912 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Short films.
Silent films.
Added Author Hayakawa, Sesshū, 1889-1973.
Aoki, Tsuru.
Fujita, Tōyō.
Borzage, Frank.
Arbuckle, Roscoe, 1887-1933.
Murray, Charlie, 1872-1941.
Worthington, William, 1872-1941.
Williams, Frank D.
Schayer, Richard E. (Richard Ernest), 1882-1956.
Izu, Mark.
Ince, Thomas H.
Clifford, William, 1877-1941.
Barker, Reginald, 1886-1945.
West, Raymond B., 1886-1918.
Lienhard, Marco.
Cohn, Jack, 1889-1956.
Lewyn, Louis, 1891-1969.
Fenollosa, Mary McNeil. Dragon painter.
Ponting, Herbert George.
Taves, Brian, 1959- Hollywood's first Asian cycle.
Haworth Pictures.
Milestone Film & Video.
New Yorker Video (Firm)
George Eastman House.
Added Title Wrath of the gods.
Destruction of Sakura-Jima.
Screen snapshots.
ISBN 9781933920078
Standard No. 784148010847
Music No. MILE00108 Milestone Film & Video
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