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Title The samurai trilogy [(DVD) videorecording] / Toho Company Ltd. ; a joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema ; producer, Kazuo Takimura ; screenplay, Tokuhei Wakao and Hiroshi Inagaki, ; director, Hiroshi Inagaki.

Publication Info. Chatsworth, CA : Criterion Collection, 2004.
Distributed by Image Entertainment.
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 95th Street Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE SAM    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE SAM    AVAILABLE
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Description 3 videodiscs (approximately 300 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 14-16.
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
System Details DVD, Region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Japanese dialogue, with optional English subtitles.
Note Collective title from box container.
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto originally released as a motion picture in 1954; Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple originally released as a motion picture in 1955; Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island originally released as a motion picture in 1956.
"From Hideji Hojo's adaptation of the novel Musashi, by Eiji Yoshikawa"--Insert.
Special features: Original theatrical trailer.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Cast Toshirō Mifune, Rentaro Mikuni, Kuroemon Onoe, Koji Tsuruta, Mariko Okado, Kaoru Yachigusa, Michiko Saga.
Credits Directors of photography, Jun Yasumoto, Kazuo Yamada ; art director, Makoto Sono ; editors, Hideshi Ohi, Hirokazu Iwashita ; original music, Ikuma Dan ; production designer, Kisaku Ito.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary A sweeping saga of the legendary seventeenth-century samurai, Musashi Miyamoto, set against the turmoil of a devastating civil war. Follows Musashi's odyssey from his unruly youth to his enlightened years as a warrior.
Contents [v. 1.] Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto -- [v. 2.] Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple -- [v. 3.] Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island.
Subject Miyamoto, Musashi, 1584-1645 -- Drama.
Samurai -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Civil war -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Japan -- History -- 17th century -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films Japan.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Epic films.
Added Author Takimura, Kazuo.
Wakao, Tokuhei, 1918-1976.
Inagaki, Hiroshi, 1905-1980.
Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997.
Mikuni, Rentarō, 1923-2013.
Onoe, Kurōemon, 1922-
Tsuruta, Kōji, 1924-1987.
Okada, Mariko, 1933-
Yachigusa, Kaoru, 1931-
Saga, Michiko, 1934-1992.
Yasumoto, Jun.
Yamada, Kazuo.
Sono, Makoto.
Ohi, Hideshi.
Iwashita, Hirokazu.
Dan, Ikuma, 1924-2001.
Itō, Kisaku, 1899-1967.
Yoshikawa, Eiji, 1892-1962. Miyamoto Musashi.
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.
Janus Films.
Home Vision (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Image Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Musashi Miyamoto
Duel at Ichijoji Temple
Duel at Ganryu Island
ISBN 0780028813 (set)
9780780028814 (set)
0780021045 (v.1)
9780780021044 (v.1)
0780021053 (v.2)
9780780021051 (v.2)
0780021061 (v.3)
9780780021068 (v.3)
Standard No. 037429195024
Music No. SAM140 Criterion Collection (set)
SAM100 Criterion Collection (v.1)
SAM110 Criterion Collection (v.2)
SAM120 Criterion Collection (v.3)
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