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The 47 Ronin: Part 1
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directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, 1898-1956; produced by Shintarô Shirai, fl. 1941; performed by Haranosuke Bando, fl. 1941, Yoshizaburo Arashi, fl. 1941 and Tokusaburo Arashi, fl. 1932-1941 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1941), 1 hour 52 mins
The 47 Ronin is a 1941/1942 black-and-white two-part jidaigeki Japanese film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, adapted from a play by Seika Mayama. The film chronicles the end of the lives of the forty-seven Ronin.
directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, 1898-1956; produced by Shintarô Shirai, fl. 1941; performed by Haranosuke Bando, fl. 1941, Yoshizaburo Arashi, fl. 1941 and Tokusaburo Arashi, fl. 1932-1941 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1941), 1 hour 52 mins
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The 47 Ronin: Part 2
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directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, 1898-1956; produced by Shintarô Shirai, fl. 1941; performed by Haranosuke Bando, fl. 1941, Yoshizaburo Arashi, fl. 1941 and Tokusaburo Arashi, fl. 1932-1941 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1941), 1 hour 51 mins
The 47 Ronin is a 1941/1942 black-and-white two-part jidaigeki Japanese film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, adapted from a play by Seika Mayama. The film chronicles the end of the lives of the forty-seven Ronin.
directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, 1898-1956; produced by Shintarô Shirai, fl. 1941; performed by Haranosuke Bando, fl. 1941, Yoshizaburo Arashi, fl. 1941 and Tokusaburo Arashi, fl. 1932-1941 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1941), 1 hour 51 mins
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An Autumn Afternoon
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directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; designed by Nagashima Yûji, fl. 1956-1962; produced by Yamanouchi Shizuo, 1925-, Shochiku Company; performed by Okada Mariko, 1933-, Sada Keiji, 1926-1964, Iwashita Shima, 1941- and Ryû Chishû, 1904-1993 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1962), 1 hour 53 mins
Yasujiro Ozu’s final film was also his final masterpiece, the gently heartbreaking story of a man’s dignified resignation to both life’s ever-shifting currents and society’s gradual modernization. Though widower Shuhei Hirayama (Ozu’s frequent leading man Chishu Ryu) has been living comfortably for years...
directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; designed by Nagashima Yûji, fl. 1956-1962; produced by Yamanouchi Shizuo, 1925-, Shochiku Company; performed by Okada Mariko, 1933-, Sada Keiji, 1926-1964, Iwashita Shima, 1941- and Ryû Chishû, 1904-1993 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1962), 1 hour 53 mins
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The Bad Sleep Well
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Kurihara Shoji, fl. 1960; produced by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999 and Tanaka Tomoyuki, 1910-1997; performed by Kagawa Kyôko, 1931-, Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 and Mori Masayuki, 1911-1973 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1960), 2 hours 31 mins
A young executive hunts down his father’s killer in director Akira Kurosawa’s scathing The Bad Sleep Well. Continuing his legendary collaboration with actor Toshiro Mifune, Kurosawa combines elements of Hamlet and American film noir to chilling effect in exposing the corrupt boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan.
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Kurihara Shoji, fl. 1960; produced by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999 and Tanaka Tomoyuki, 1910-1997; performed by Kagawa Kyôko, 1931-, Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 and Mori Masayuki, 1911-1973 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1960), 2 hours 31 mins
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Double Suicide
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directed by Masahiro Shinoda, 1931-; designed by Awazu Kiyoshi, 1929-2009; produced by Masahiro Shinoda, 1931- and Nakajima Masayuki, fl. 1957-1970, Art Theatre Guild and Hyôgen-sha; performed by Nakamura Kichiemon, 1944-, Iwashita Shima, 1941- and Kawarazaki Shizue, 1908-2002 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1969), 1 hour 44 mins
Many films have drawn from classic Japanese theatrical forms, but none with such shocking cinematic effect as director Masahiro Shinoda's Double Suicide. In this striking adaptation of a Bunraku puppet play (featuring the music of famed composer Toru Takemitsu), a paper merchant sacrifices family, fortune, and ult...
directed by Masahiro Shinoda, 1931-; designed by Awazu Kiyoshi, 1929-2009; produced by Masahiro Shinoda, 1931- and Nakajima Masayuki, fl. 1957-1970, Art Theatre Guild and Hyôgen-sha; performed by Nakamura Kichiemon, 1944-, Iwashita Shima, 1941- and Kawarazaki Shizue, 1908-2002 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1969), 1 hour 44 mins
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Drunken Angel
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; produced by Motoki Sôjirô, fl. 1945-1971, Toho Company; performed by Nakakita Chieko, 1926-2005, Kogure Michiyo, 1918-1990, Yamamoto Reisaburô, fl. 1927-1964, Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 and Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1948), 1 hour 38 mins
In this powerful early noir from the great Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune bursts onto the screen as a volatile, tubercular criminal who strikes up an unlikely relationship with Takashi Shimura’s jaded physician. Set in and around the muddy swamps and back alleys of postwar Tokyo, Drunken Angel is an evocative,...
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; produced by Motoki Sôjirô, fl. 1945-1971, Toho Company; performed by Nakakita Chieko, 1926-2005, Kogure Michiyo, 1918-1990, Yamamoto Reisaburô, fl. 1927-1964, Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 and Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1948), 1 hour 38 mins
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The End of Summer
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directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; produced by Masakatsu Kaneko, Tadahiro Teramoto, fl. 1961 and Fujimoto Sanezumi, 1910-1979, Toho Company; performed by Masahiko Shimazu, 1952-, Kobayashi Keiju, 1923-2010, Aratama Michiyo, 1930-2001, Tsukasa Yôko, 1934-, Hara Setsuko, 1920- and Nakamura Ganjirô, 1902-1983 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1961), 1 hour 43 mins
The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.
directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; produced by Masakatsu Kaneko, Tadahiro Teramoto, fl. 1961 and Fujimoto Sanezumi, 1910-1979, Toho Company; performed by Masahiko Shimazu, 1952-, Kobayashi Keiju, 1923-2010, Aratama Michiyo, 1930-2001, Tsukasa Yôko, 1934-, Hara Setsuko, 1920- and Nakamura Ganjirô, 1902-1983 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1961), 1 hour 43 mins
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Equinox Flower
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directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; designed by Nagashima Yûji, fl. 1956-1962; produced by Yamanouchi Shizuo, 1925-, Shôchiku Eiga; performed by Saburi Shin, 1909-1982, Tanaka Kinuyo, 1910-1977, Arima Ineko, 1932-, Kuga Yoshiko, 1931- and Sada Keiji, 1926-1964 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1958), 1 hour 58 mins
Later in his career, Ozu started becoming increasingly sympathetic with the younger generation, a shift that was cemented in Equinox Flower, his gorgeously detailed first color film, about an old-fashioned father and his newfangled daughter.
directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; designed by Nagashima Yûji, fl. 1956-1962; produced by Yamanouchi Shizuo, 1925-, Shôchiku Eiga; performed by Saburi Shin, 1909-1982, Tanaka Kinuyo, 1910-1977, Arima Ineko, 1932-, Kuga Yoshiko, 1931- and Sada Keiji, 1926-1964 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1958), 1 hour 58 mins
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Fires on the Plain
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directed by Kon Ichikawa, 1915-2008; produced by Nagata Masaichi, 1906-1985, Daiei Studios; performed by Mickey Curtis, 1938-, Osamu Takizawa, 1906- and Eiji Funakoshi, 1923-2007 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1959), 1 hour 45 mins
An agonizing portrait of desperate Japanese soldiers stranded in a strange land during World War II, Kon Ichikawa’s Fires on the Plain is a compelling descent into psychological and physical oblivion. Denied hospital treatment for tuberculosis and cast off into the unknown, Private Tamura treks across an unfamil...
directed by Kon Ichikawa, 1915-2008; produced by Nagata Masaichi, 1906-1985, Daiei Studios; performed by Mickey Curtis, 1938-, Osamu Takizawa, 1906- and Eiji Funakoshi, 1923-2007 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1959), 1 hour 45 mins
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Floating Weeds
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directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; produced by Nagata Masaichi, 1906-1985; performed by Haruko Sugimura, 1909-1997, Kyō Machiko, 1924- and Nakamura Ganjirô, 1902-1983 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1959), 1 hour 59 mins
In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent classic A Story of Floating Weeds in color with the celebrated cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu). Setting his later version in a seaside location, Ozu otherwise preserves the details of his elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small...
directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; produced by Nagata Masaichi, 1906-1985; performed by Haruko Sugimura, 1909-1997, Kyō Machiko, 1924- and Nakamura Ganjirô, 1902-1983 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1959), 1 hour 59 mins
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