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Title Drunken angel [(DVD) videorecording] = Yoidore tenshi / Janus Films ; Toho Company Ltd. ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Keinosuke Uekusa, Akira Kurosawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2007]
©2007
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Description 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Series The Criterion collection ; 413
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 413.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; fullscreen presentation, preserving the aspect ratio 1.33:1 of the original theatrical exhibition.
Language In Japanese, with optional subtitles in English.
Cast Takashi Shimura, Toshiro Mifune, Reizaburo Yamamoto, Michiyo Kogure, Chieko Nakakita, Noriko Sengoku, Shizuko Kasagi.
志村喬, 三船敏郎.
Credits Cinematography by Takeo Ito ; music by Fumio Hayasaka .
Cinematography by 伊藤武夫 ; music by 早坂文雄.
Audience MPAA Rating: Not rated.
Summary Dr. Sanada is an alcoholic, in part due to the despair that constantly assails him as he tries to keep the inhabitants of a post-World War II Tokyo slum as healthy as possible. Food and medical supplies are scarce, the neighborhood is around an open sewer, and the only place to buy medicines is the black market-- controlled by the Yakuza. Matsunaga, a young yakuza with a violent temper, seeks Sanada's help to remove a bullet from his hand, but Matsunaga's cough catches the doctor's attention. What follows is a wrestling match for Matsunaga's life. Will he follow Sanada's instructions and make the smart, healthy decision, or will he let the fabled yakuza code of honor destroy him?
Contents "You call that a nail?" -- Follow-up -- Past -- No guts -- "Dirty, stinking angel" -- X-ray -- "The Killer's Anthem" -- Night out -- Emergency patient -- Fear -- "Rotten, maggot infested" -- Okada's woman -- Code of honor -- Okada's turf -- Confrontation -- "You can never change anyone" -- Hope -- Color bars.
Note Special features: Commentary [optional audio feature]; Akira Kurosawa: It is wonderful to create [featurette] (31 min.), Kurosawa and the censors [featurette] (25 min.); booklet includes the essays "The spoils of war" by Ian Baruma and "On 'Drunken Angel'" by Akira Kurosawa.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Yakuza -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Gangsters -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Physicians -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Alcoholics -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Tuberculosis -- Patients -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Black market -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Japan -- Social conditions -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Tokyo (Japan) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Medical drama.
DVDs.
Local Subject FOREIGN FILMS (JAPANESE), VIDEODISCS.
Genre Crime films.
Gangster films.
Feature films.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
黒澤明, 1910-1998.
Motoki, Sojiro.
本木荘二郎.
Uekusa, Keinosuke.
植草圭之助.
Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982.
志村喬, 1905-1982.
Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997.
三船敏郎, 1920-1997.
Yamamoto, Reizaburo.
山本禮三郎.
Kogure, Michiyo.
木暮実千代.
Itō, Takeo.
伊藤武夫.
Hayasaka, Fumio, 1914-1955.
早坂文雄, 1914-1955.
Janus Films.
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.
東宝株式会社.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title on disc label and container: Akira Kurosawa's Drunken angel
Added Title Drunken angel
Yoidore tenshi
Yoidore tenshi (Motion picture)
ISBN 9781604650013
Standard No. 715515026826
Music No. CC1728D Criterion Collection
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