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Title The life of Oharu [(DVD) videorecording] / Janus Films ; Hoho ; director, Kenji Mizoguchi.

Edition Criterion collection.
Publication Info. [United States] : The Criterion Collection, 2013.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE LIF    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (19 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Series Criterion collection
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 664.
System Details DVD, PCM mono.
Language Japanese dialogue; English subtitles.
Note Title from web page.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1952.
Special features: commentary by Dudley Andrew ; Mizoguchi's art and the Demimonde, an illustrated audio essay featuring Andrew ; Kinuyo Tanaka's new departure, a 2009 film by Koko Kajiyama ; booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Gilberto Perez.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Cast Toshiro Mifune, Kinuyo Tanaka.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary A peerless chronicler of the soul who specialized in supremely emotional, visually exquisite films about the circumstances of women in Japanese society throughout its history, Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugetsu) had already been directing movies for decades when he made The Life of Oharu; in 1952. But this epic portrait of an inexorable fall from grace, starring the incredibly talented Kinuyo Tanaka as an imperial lady-in-waiting who gradually descends to street prostitution.
Subject Women -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Japan -- Social conditions -- 17th century -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Added Author Mizoguchi, Kenji, 1898-1956.
Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997.
Tanaka, Kinuyo, 1909-1977.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 9781604657395
Standard No. 715515107419
Music No. CC2276D The Criterion Collection
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