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Title Pigs, pimps, & prostitutes [(DVD) videorecording] : 3 films by Shohei Imamura / the Criterion Collection ; Janus Films ; a Nikkatsu production.

Edition Special edition.
Publication Info. [New York?] : Criterion Collection, [2009]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE PIG    AVAILABLE
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Description 3 videodiscs (approximately 6 hr., 24 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion collection ; 471
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 471.
System Details DVD; enhanced for 16x9 televisions (2.35:1); Dolby digital mono.
Language In Japanese, with optional English subtitles.
Cast Hiroyuki Nagato, Jitsujo Yoshimura, Yōko Minamida, Shiro Osaka.
Seizaburo Kawazu, Kazuo Kitamura, Tanie Kitabayashi, Teruko Kishii, Keiko Aizawa, Emiko Aizawa, Sumie Sasaki, Hiroyuki Nagato.
Masumi Harukawa, Ko Nishimura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi.
Credits Pigs and battleships: produced by Kano Otsuka ; screenplay by Hisashi Yamanouchi ; cinematography by Shinsuki Himeda ; music by Toshiro Mayuzumi.
The insect woman: produced by Kano Otsuka and Jiro Tomoda ; screenplay by Keiji Hasebe and Shohei Imamura ; director of photography, Shinsuku Himeda ; directed by Shohei Imamura.
Intentions of murder: produced by Masayuki Takagi and Jiro Tomoda ; original story by Shinji Fujiwara ; screenplay by Keiji Hasebe and Shohei Imamura ; cinematography by Shinsuku Himeda ; music by Toshiro Mayuzumi ; edited by Mutsuo Tanji ; directed by Shohei Imamura.
Summary Pigs and battleships: Portrays postwar Japan throught the power struggles between small-time gangsters in the port town of Yokosuka, where there are American soldiers based.
The insect woman: Portrays 45 years in the life of a woman, from her country childhood through the years as a ruthless Tokyo madam and back to her native village.
Intentions of murder: Sadako is a typical Imamura heroine: one who revels in the pleasures of food, labor, sex, and self-preservation. Carrying the burden of her status as a lowly, poor, prostitute-birthed commoner wife, Sadako is subjected to an escalating series of belittlement both at home and in society.
Contents [disc 1] Buta to gunkan = Pigs and battleships -- [disc 2] Nippon konchuki = The insect woman -- [disc 3] Akai satsui = Intentions of murder.
Note Special features: new, restored high definition digital transfers; conversations between Shohei Imamura and critic Tadao Sato about The insect woman and Intentions of murder; "Imamura : the freethinker," a 1995 episode of the French television series Cinéma de notre temps; interviews with critic and historian Tony Rayns; new and improved English subtitle translations; booklets with essays by Audie Bock, Dennis Lim, and James Quandt.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Crime -- Japan -- Yokosuka-shi -- Drama.
Americans -- Japan -- Yokosuka-shi -- Drama.
Women -- Japan -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Drama.
Prostitution -- Japan -- Drama.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Genre Feature films.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Added Author Imamura, Shōhei, 1926-2006, screenwriter, director.
Nagato, Hiroyuki, actor.
Yoshimura, Jitsuko, 1943- actor.
Minamida, Yōko, 1933-2009, actor.
Osaka, Shiro, actor.
Kawazu, Seizaburo, actor.
Kitamura, Kazuo, 1927-2007, actor.
Kitabayashi, Tanie, 1911-2010, actor.
Kishi, Teruko, actor.
Aizawa, Keiko, actor.
Aizawa, Emiko, actor.
Sasaki, Sumie, actor.
Harukawa, Masumi, 1935- actor.
Nishimura, Kō, actor.
Tsuyuguchi, Shigeru, actor.
Otsuka, Kano, producer.
Yamanouchi, Hisashi, 1925- screenwriter.
Himeda, Shinsaku, 1916-1997, cinematographer.
Mayuzumi, Toshirō, 1929-1997, musician.
Tomoda, Jiro, producer.
Hasebe, Keiji, screenwriter.
Takagi, Masayuki, 1906-1978, producer.
Fujiwara, Shinji, 1921-1984. Akai satsui.
Janus Films.
Nikkatsu Kabushiki Kaisha.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Pigs, pimps, and prostitutes
3 films by Shohei Imamura
Three films by Shohei Imamura
Buta to gunka.
Nippon konchuki.
Akai satsui.
Pigs and battleships.
The insect woman.
Intentions of murder.
ISBN 9781604651553 (set)
1604651555 (set)
9781604651546 (Intentions of murder)
1604651547 (Intentions of murder)
9781604651539 (The insect woman)
1604651539 (The insect woman)
9781604651522 (Pigs and battleships)
1604651520 (Pigs and battleships)
Standard No. 715515046015
Music No. CC1810D Criterion Collection
CC1811D Criterion Collection (Pigs and battleships)
CC1812D Criterion Collection (The insect woman)
CC1813D Criterion Collection (Intentions of murder)
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