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Title Yojimbo = Yōjinbō [(DVD) videorecording] / Janus Films ; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha, Kurosawa Purodakushon sakuhin ; seisaku Tanaka Tomoyuki, Kikushima Ryūzō ; kyakuhon Kikushima Ryūzō, Kurosawa Akira ; kantoku Kurosawa Akira.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2006]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE YOJ    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (19 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Series Criterion collection ; 52.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital mono or 3.0; widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio).
Language In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Cast Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eijiro Tono, Ikio Sawamura, Seizaburo Kawazu, Kamatari Fujiwara, Isuzu Yamada, Atsushi Watanabi, Kiji Sazanka, Yoko Tsukasa, Daisaku Kato, Tatsuya Nakadai.
Credits Director of photography, Kazuo Miyagawa; music, Masaru Sato.
Note Originally released as motion picture in 1961.
"New and improved English subtitle translation"--Container.
Special features: theatrical trailer and teaser, audio commentary soundtrack by film historian Stephen Prince, a 45 min. documentary on the making of the film and stills gallery.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Summary In the year 1860, a wandering samurai-for-hire turns the war between two clans fighting for control of a small town to his own advantage. A satire on greed, violence, paranoia and human weakness.
Subject Samurai -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Rogues and vagabonds -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Political corruption -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Samurai films.
Feature films.
Foreign films, Japanese
Added Author Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Tanaka, Tomoyuki, 1910-1997.
Kikushima, Ryūzō, 1914-1989.
Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997.
Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982.
Tōno, Eijirō, 1907-1994.
Sawamura, Ikio.
Kawazu, Seizaburo.
Fujiwara, Kamatari.
Yamada, Isuzu, 1917-2012.
Watanabe, Atsushi.
Sazanka, Kiji.
Tsukasa, Yōko, 1934-
Katō, Daisuke, 1911-1975.
Nakadai, Tatsuya, 1932-
Janus Films.
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.
Kurosawa Purodakushon.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title on disc label: Yojimbo
Added Title Yōjinbō
Note Title on booklet and container: Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo
Also known as: Yojimbo, the bodyguard
Added Title Bodyguard
ISBN 1934121061
Standard No. 715515020824
Music No. CC1658D Criterion Collection
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