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Title Twenty-four eyes [(DVD) videorecording] = Nijushi no hitomi / / Shochiku Co. ; Janus Films ; a Keisuke Kinoshita film ; written and directed by Keisuke Kinoshita ; produced by Ryotaro Kuwata.

Edition Special edition.
Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2008]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE TWE    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 156 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Series Criterion collection ; 442.
System Details DVD ; NTSC ; Dobly digital monaural ; 1.33:1 aspect ratio, fullscreen.
Language Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Note Title from container.
Based on the novel by Sakae Tsuboi.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
"New, restored high-definition digital transfer ... New and improved English subtitle translation"--Container.
Features: New video interview with Japanese cinema historian and critic Tadao Sato about the film and its director ; theatrical teasers ; a booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Audie Bock and an excerpt from a 1955 interview with Kinoshita.
Cast Hideko Takamine, Shizue Natsukawa, Chishu Ryu, Kumeko Urabe, Hideyo (Eisei) Amamoto.
Credits Director of photography, Hiroyuki Kusuda ; editor, Yoshi Sugiwara ; music, Chuji Kinoshita ; art direction, Kimihiko Nakamura.
Summary An elegant, emotional chronicle of a teacher's unwavering commitment to her students, her profession, and her sense of morality. It takes a simultaneously sober and sentimental look at the epic themes of aging, war, and death.
Subject Primary school teachers -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
War widows -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Women teachers -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Teacher-student relationships -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Education -- Political aspects -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Inland Sea (Japan) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Japan -- Social conditions -- 1926- -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Added Author Kinoshita, Keisuke, 1912-1998.
Kuwata, Ryotaro.
Takamine, Hideko, 1924-2010.
Natsukawa, Shizue, 1909-
Ryū, Chishū, 1904-1993.
Urabe, Kumeko, 1902-1989.
Amamoto, Eisei, 1926-2003.
Tsuboi, Sakae, 1900-1967. Nijūshi no hitomi.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha.
Janus Films.
Note Japanese title: Nijushi no hitomi
Added Title Twenty-four eyes
ISBN 1604650575
Standard No. 715515031325
Music No. CC1763D The Criterion Collection
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